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Ortigia

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 483020
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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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Lovely

Romantic and lovely older section of Siracusa. Very walkable and scenic with lots of alleys, shops and restaurants.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Romantic and lovely older section of Siracusa. Very walkable and scenic with lots of alleys, shops and restaurants.

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Roma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ortigia is the beautiful historic center of Siracusa, full of history everywhere from the Apollo temple to the Cathedral, former Athena' Temple. You can enjoy small beaches with few minutes walk. Staying there in one of the thousands b&b or hotel is the perfect way to enjoy the place and the daily life of the island. My advice is to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

marvellous old town, wander and get lost, 35minutes to walk around the whole island. 100s of restautants and alyways, superb duamo

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wandering the myriad of laneways admiring the many pottery shops, embroidery shops, food shops, beautiful old buildings and just taking in the view from the shore it is a spellbinding place to enjoy and absorb the history.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My advice would be to get lost on the streets and spend more than one day here. Try the restaurants, walk by the lungomare, have a drink when looking at the sea.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you plan to visit Siracusa find a place to sleep at Ortiga - it's really nice and most of the monuments are located there. Full of restaurants and shops (but not that cheap).

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderfull place to visit , even while conducting business as was the case for me . The atmosphere of the old inner city takes hold of one and makes you want to explore it for as much as one possibly can . The people that I met , even the casual encounters in the streets , already made... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus every day from Hotel Villa Poloti and explored the island which though very small has a great deal to offer. Its beautiful, with a great deal of charm, and mostly carless! The bars and restaurants friendly and not so expensive.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go left, gunfight, go straight. Go anywhere you want. Get lost in the narrow streets and gaze at the way this island is filled with houses. Don't book a tour, don't use a map: if you are lost its always only 3 corners to the sea side.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Ortigia three times and even though the area is small, I have enjoyed every visit. Siricusa has so many things to do, wonderful places to sit and enjoy the day with coffee, tea or chocolate and is a lovely place to stroll about and site see. Narrow, cobble lines take interesting turns and you can be... More 

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