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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.
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  • Average2%
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“narrow streets” (219 reviews)
“old town” (166 reviews)
“small island” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Corso Umberto, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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"narrow streets"
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"old town"
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"small island"
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"beautiful island"
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"place to stay"
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"every corner"
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"bars and restaurants"
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"couple of days"
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"piazza duomo"
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"on foot"
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"the main square"
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"historical sites"
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"gelato"
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"walk around"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

One can imagine that the oldest part of Syracuse in the Ortigia Isle can be a great touristic attraction especially during summer. We visited that place on one winter Sunday and we were very lucky as the crowds of visitors were quite limited and the...More

Thank Aandi1955
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of problems....would not recommend. Did not correspond to online description. Did get roomswitch to what we booked but it was not easy and lost a full night of sleep because of light in room and bad air conditioner.

Thank GottaG0
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Small Island packed with narrow streets, old buildings, churches and history. There are bars, restaurants and fine shopping also.

Thank Igor P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent 3 relaxing days on this small island annexed to Siracusa and we loved it! Exceelent places to eat, interesting places to visit and wonderful poeple to meet! Place is kept wonderfully clean and you can safely stroll around the streets at night as...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely narrow winding streets. Full of nice restaurants, cafes and wine bars. Lovely to explore both during the day and night.

1  Thank frawla
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most romantic place in Sicily that I’ve ever seen. The small streets, the small ateliers, ancient shops bring you in a romantic atmosphere.

Thank andreea s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of days walking around Ortigia. It was a wonderful couple of days. The streets are clean and very well lit at night.

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a clean, gorgeous and historic area. Loved walking on the waterfront and the markets! Lots of great shopping as well.

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst mainland Syracuse is highly recommended, Ortigia is the cherry on the cake. The beautiful architecture and archaeological remains will be imprinted in your mind a long time after you would have visited.

1  Thank Bernardette A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A real ancient island town on the south eastern side of Sicily. Great place for a walkabout that can be done in a day. Market, Archimedes Piazza, Cathedral Square, Aretusa Fountain are musts, as well as the nearby Greek Theatre and Amphitheatre.

Thank David T
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Sue P
15 February 2018|
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Response from Whizzo040 | Reviewed this property |
The train system is actually comfortable and works pretty good. We took the train from Catania to Siracusa a couple of times. You can even go all the way to Taormina or further north if you want to However... other places in... More
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7 January 2018|
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Response from jordib544 | Reviewed this property |
there are different parkings inside ortigia. I think is 1 euro for hour. instead you can park in Siracusa and walk to Ortigia.
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Alex N
Hello, my parents are visiting Ortigia for the first time next month. They are staying on the island for a week and will have a car rental. We stayed there a few years ago and parked for free outside the apartment we were staying in, but I'm aware that things may have changed since then. Is it still the case that white lines or no lines are free for anyone to park on and yellow lines are for residents only parking? Also, I seem to remember seeing a little coastal shuttle bus on the island, we didn't use this as we were happy to walk around the island, but I thought something like that may be useful for my parents. Does anyone know anything about other ways to get around the island other than walking? (I know it's fairly easy to walk round, but it's nice for them to have another option as they are older). They also want to visit Syracuse for the day, is there an easy way rather than driving to get there from Ortigia? Thanks! Alex
29 August 2017|
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Response from USA-Traveller73 | Reviewed this property |
I always walked around Ortygia so I cannot comment in the bus etc. But please be very careful driving into Ortygia as there are restrictions on cars at certain times. Before you cross the bridge you will see a sign on the... More
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