Ortigia, Syracuse

4.8
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Must see · Island · Nature / Park
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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  • A beautiful old town on an island. A must see for any trip. Wonderful little cobbled alleys. Right on the water.  more »
  • Literally stunning. We strayed in Syracuse for 2 weeks and came to Ortygia about 11 times because it was just delightful! Stunning architecture, gems of restaurants and cafes, lively ice creams and...  more »
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  • An enchanted piece of land
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