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Ortigia

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0931 483020
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This offshore island was occupied by the Greek colonists who fortified it...

This offshore island was occupied by the Greek colonists who fortified it and constructed the earliest structures, including the temples of Athena and Apollo, whose remains can still be seen today.

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Charmin Sicily

With all elaborate history, with Malena-movie feel, with salty sea breeze in a narrow ancient town streets this place is a gem to visit while you are in Sicily

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Arūnė K
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

With all elaborate history, with Malena-movie feel, with salty sea breeze in a narrow ancient town streets this place is a gem to visit while you are in Sicily

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Takes an hour or so to walk around but really gives an idea of the island and the comparisons. Great architecture and the he western side with boardwalk and harbour is very photogenic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wandering the streets and alleys of Ortigia is an absolute delight. There is awesome architecture, amazing views of the Mediterranean, superb people watching from cafes and restaurants. We loved it so much we stayed 10 days in apt. and shopped and cooked Sicilian.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ortigia is a small island and historical centre of Siracusa with many historical landmarks. It is connected with two bridges to the mainland Sicily. It is very popular with tourists.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed on ortigia while visiting Syracuse and it was really lovely. It's small enough to walk around and has some beautiful narrow lanes and a nice open square. In general we found prices there to be a bit more than the rest of Sicily but they still didn't break the bank. In one of the bars we stopped at... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ortigia is a fantastic isle, it's the historical centre of Syracuse.. really a jewel. The Duomo square is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice part of Syracuse. Orteggia was full of history, nice buildings, squares and shops. It was a beautiful place to discover!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing hosts and welcoming culturally rich city. From Etruscan to Baroque civilisation footprints and architectural gems. Traditional and tasty food culture. Heart-warming experience.

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Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is by far he best part of Siracusa. A round trip on foot takes you both to nice marine vistas as well as to old charming streets and a few tourist attractions.

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Katy Wroclawskie, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Ortigia twice: in August and in November. Well, both experience were interesting, I might even say that in November it was great! we have seen the see storm (but wind was warm, so it was pleasant to look at), Cathedral is wonderful (baroque building based on Greek temple, rare to see!). Interesting Jewish district with nice cafes... More 

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