Ortigia is an absolutely amazing place. It is beautiful beyond words; great restaurants, cafes, bars, markets and shops and full of history, medieval walkways, promenades, churches and historic fortifications. The Piazza Duomo is one of the most beautiful spots in the world, you can have breakfast on the east side of the small island and watch the sun rise and have dinner on the Lungomare Afeo as you watch the sun set. The bathing areas in the city are super and the beaches of Fontane Bianche and Avola are a short train trip from the city. Mariella and Milko were the most fantastic hosts; they met us on arrival, showed us around the super apartment, gave us suggestions for our stay and looked after us as we left. What can I say other than we look forward to going back!