Ortigia, Syracuse

4.8
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Ortigia is the historic city center of Syracuse on the island of Sicily. Connected to the main island by a series of three bridges, this small island features the majority of Syracuse's cultural and artistic heritage, spanning more than 2,500 years of history. Meander through the narrow alleyways admiring the mix of medieval architecture and Roman ruins. You'll see the ancient Temple of Apollo and the city's main cathedral, which was built using remains from the Temple of Athena. Try to stop by island's outdoor market, where you can buy local goods and handmade products. Put Ortigia into our Syracuse trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Syracuse.
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  • We were recently in Sicily, Italy for my niece's wedding and stayed on the lovely island of Ortigia. Ortigia is the historical center of the city of Siracusa (Syracuse). The island is lovely with...  more »
  • So easy to find your way around. We took the €5 bus trip which only took an hour and helped to set the scene. Can hop on and off. Didn't get to the amphitheatre but heard they are amazing. Town...  more »
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  • Beautiful alleys, nice restaurants and shops, sea.. what else do you need? Very very safe, been there twice.
  • This is a must visit when in the area. It is a small size but with so many streets and turns you can wander around and enjoy its stunning architecture and stunning views. It is simply a wonderful place to wander around. You can enjoy coffee, lunch, an evening meal or stay in one of the hotels. But do take the time to look. There is so much to see and enjoy. A wonderful location and one we will return to for another visit.
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