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Ortigia

Corso Umberto, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (231 reviews)
“old town” (178 reviews)
“small island” (75 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Corso Umberto, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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"narrow streets"
in 231 reviews
"old town"
in 178 reviews
"small island"
in 75 reviews
"beautiful island"
in 58 reviews
"place to stay"
in 31 reviews
"every corner"
in 46 reviews
"on foot"
in 44 reviews
"piazza duomo"
in 92 reviews
"couple of days"
in 30 reviews
"the main square"
in 38 reviews
"gelato"
in 63 reviews
"historical sites"
in 32 reviews
"fish market"
in 27 reviews
"walk around"
in 53 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 28 reviews
"greek temple"
in 39 reviews
"restaurants"
in 651 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cute city with warm and friendly vibe. Enjoyed sunning ourselves on the lounge area jutting out into the bay. We were only here for two days but each restaurant we visited had excellent food with reasonable prices and friendly staff who went out of their...More

Thank LeanneJean
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff, particularly Steph was so pleasant as I sat and watched the yachts park at the end of day, fabulous music very relaxing!

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We parked in Siracusa and walked to Ortiga. Beautiful place honestly thought it was smaller. Would recommend not to walk from Siracusa if it is very hot as it becomes very tiring. Pity bastion was closed. A lot of people wanted to go in.

Thank orianap20
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed two weeks in this wonderful place. In the morning The markets full of wonderful fresh produce to please any palate. At night they are full of lovely restaurants with great atmosphere. The piazza Minerva comes alive at night. Walk along the promenade and view...More

Thank Kate K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited as it was recommended and we were not disappointed. The streets & markets are very quaint, lots of good stall and restaurants on the side. I would recommend stopped at Carnezzeria to eat

Thank Christina Z
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ortigia is a great place to chill-out. Go get some delicious snacks on the market in the morning (there's a great shop selling hams, cheeses serving yummie sandwiches filled with dried cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella etc.; also try the delicious almond cookies or fresh mulberries...More

Thank Fenugreek12
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Small streets, at night lots of stalls, beautiful duomo, people playing great music in the street. In short, a very cosy part of Syracuse

Thank X10Amsterdam
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So nice and peaceful to walk around this beautiful island and its streets, shops and restaurants! Must see place if you are near Syracuse!

Thank Estrela8789
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The island is connected to the mainland with 2 bridges. Traffic tis forbidden for private cars most of the time on the island. Ortigia is a beautiful island ful of narrow streets and old buildings. The whole island is full of listed buildings with attractive...More

2  Thank Panathinaikos-13
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended for vacations one of the most beautiful ace I have been but....most of the restaurants overcharge and people are not polite. In some places you order a drink and they charge "coperto" as if you eat. Avoid rent a bike or electric bike...More

1  Thank Parvy P
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Vincienne A
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Radek B | Reviewed this property |
Depending what you like. Just take a walk across the island. Visit the Pizza Duomo and the Duomo itself, have coffee there. Walk more, pick the spot for dinner but one of those hidden places not for tourists and enjoy... More
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Richard M
June 25, 2018|
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Response from Kathleen R | Reviewed this property |
Bus is far more reliable than train.Trains notoriously late.
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Beth S
June 6, 2018|
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Response from cycleplus1 | Reviewed this property |
This is a living.breathing town ,it should all be open.Make sure you visit the lively market in the morning and have a coffee there!
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