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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 483020
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Syracuse and Noto Day Tour from Taormina
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Ortygia: Syracuse's Ancient Town Center Walking Tour
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Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
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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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“narrow streets” (202 reviews)
“old town” (148 reviews)
“small island” (66 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 483020
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Reviewed today

We visited on a busy Sunday, so perhaps during the week would be a better time. The whole area was buzzing with restaurants, cafes and a market. The port area itself was a bit quieter and gave good views out to sea. It was possible...More

Thank Gillian C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly accessible by foot, a wonderful place to walk around. Two or three restaurants, coffee or gelato bars on every main block. The cathedral is very interesting, with its "bones of 5th century BC Doric columns of the Temple of Athena, and its walls and...More

Thank Krochalis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to wander around. Lots to see and enjoy. Sea views. History. Great food. Just brilliant place to spend some time.

Thank David N
Reviewed 2 days ago

overnight, take a walk early in the morning to see the empty squares, say bye and come back once again )

Thank let_it_rain
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Authentic old Sicilian island of Ortigia - good daily morning market selling fresh fish , fruit and veg. A range of good restaurants and street cafes to while away the hours. Try the arancini for a simple savory snack and of course the dozens of...More

Thank Bathbaby58
Reviewed 2 days ago

We parked at the harbour & walked around to the bridge, once across you were thrown back in time. The castle was closed & looked as if it had been for some time.

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can I say, full of great restaurants, mini beaches Italian style with beautiful clear water and shops for the posh and also souvenirs. Great to wonder the streets and get a small snack or some fantastic seafood or pasta!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely stunning city with a lovely old town and many bars, restaurants and baroque buildings. A must see when you are on the island!

Thank koljakoglin
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cathedral Square is gorgeous, and the cathedral is fascinating. It started as a pagan temple and became a place of Christian worship. I particularly enjoyed lunch on the waterfront and walking through the winding little streets in the old town.

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful place in Siracuse it is a peninsula famous for everything inside from The castle to the source to the coast and food

Thank Luca M
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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
28 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
17 July 2017|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Best to park in Syracusia and walk into Ortigia. Parking is very limited.
Alphonse D
23 June 2017|
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Response from Ida N | Reviewed this property |
Go to airbnb you will find a lot of things to hire!
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