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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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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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Bucharest, Romania
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area to just explore with mix of food, shopping, ocean scenery and epic periods of history. We found several places frequented by the locals that were great for meals or snacks near the main plaza of the large church. Viola Bakery had a great lunch menu, nice selection of pastries and locals in and out.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice surprise! It's a lovely place, with beautiful architecture, nice people, good restaurants. It became one of my favorite towns in Sicily. Try Seltz Limone & Sale, a local refreshing drink for the hot days of summer!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quant peninsula, attached to Syracuse, is a gem. It is on the water, and filled with ancient historical buildings, great restaurants, and scenery in the harbor. Very photogernic. A very special place to visit.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent restaurants line the harbour - try out the Sea Urchin dishes, and wonderful sea food pizzas. Walk and explore from pre Roman times, the numerous churches, the massive foundations of ancient Greek and Roman temples, and the extraordinary castle with its impenetrable battlements now under restoration. We came here on three consecutive days to wander and explore and feast... More 

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