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Ortigia, Syracuse

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Must see · Island · Nature / Park
Ortigia is the historic city center of Syracuse on the island of Sicily. Connected to the main island by a series of three bridges, this small island features the majority of Syracuse's cultural and artistic heritage, spanning more than 2,500 years of history. Meander through the narrow alleyways admiring the mix of medieval architecture and Roman ruins. You'll see the ancient Temple of Apollo and the city's main cathedral, which was built using remains from the Temple of Athena. Try to stop by island's outdoor market, where you can buy local goods and handmade products. Put Ortigia into our Syracuse trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Syracuse.
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  • Came as a couple, amazing sights and really nice to walk around and go around all the old shops and piazzas too, some really nice bars and cafes and restaurants especially along the promenade with...  more »
  • Unbelievable city, so rich, so warm, you have to visit at least once. Borocco and old Spanish style, in the middle of the Mediterranean sea.  more »
  • A very quite and romantic place
  • An enchanted piece of land

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