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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” (180 reviews)
“small island” (74 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 180 reviews
"small island"
in 74 reviews
"beautiful island"
in 59 reviews
"place to stay"
in 32 reviews
"every corner"
in 47 reviews
"on foot"
in 44 reviews
"piazza duomo"
in 92 reviews
"the main square"
in 37 reviews
"fish market"
in 27 reviews
"gelato"
in 63 reviews
"historical sites"
in 31 reviews
"walk around"
in 52 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 28 reviews
"greek temple"
in 37 reviews
"restaurants"
in 649 reviews
"sea"
in 301 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

I was there with my wife and we enjoyed walking round the island enjoying the nice views that can be offered from the island. There are also a few squares such as piazza Duomo where you can see historical places and also good restaurants.

Thank Simon G
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a pretty small island so you really don’t need much more than a day to explore. There are however many restaurants and beautiful views especially of the harbor to check out. As in many cities in Southern Italy there is an Archimedes and...More

Thank travel4scuba
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Reviewed today via mobile

Truly unbelievable. The literal layer of history make this a history buff’s Mecca’s. It is also chic, vibrant, beautiful and surrounded by water and restaurants. Go

Thank Ritz1165
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Reviewed yesterday

Staying 15 min walk outside Ortigia we almost daily returned to the narrow streets and their often beautiful townhouses. It's a gem of a small city and deserves to be cherished for its history and charm.

Thank Wadum
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a day here, wandering around. Some great. Jews of the harbour and old buildings. Definitely worth time to visit

Thank Chappers48
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plenty of parking space at parking garage Talete. Half day parking was €1. Pay when you get back to the car, enter licenseplate number on the machine and the camera at the gate will open the boom. Short walk to the centre with nice fountains,...More

Thank Vincent M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed in the city of Syracusa, but in hindsight, we should have stayed in Ortigia as we just kept walking back here. So many beautiful sights to see as you walk around and the sunset on the water is breathtaking. Don't miss this.

Thank woodenrabbit
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very pleasant, clean and enjoyable town/island. Tired of seeing garbage everywhere in Sicily then here you can seek refugee.

Thank Morten G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting part of Sicily. Small streets, lots of pieces of mediterranean history and many different places to eat. Definitely a must, specially when staying in Syracuse.

Thank Carlos L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I stayed in an airbnb apartment in Ortigia for a month. It was wonderful. We took two weeks of language lessons at the local academy, bought fresh food from the market, cooked at home, swam, walked everywhere and had a great time...More

Thank KirstyS743
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Vincienne A
28 June 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
25 June 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
6 June 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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