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Review of Ortigia

Ortigia
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Ortygia: Syracuse's Ancient Town Center Walking...
Ranked #1 of 163 things to do in Syracuse
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Lovely place with lots of history, places to eat and ice cream parlours. Would definitely visit again.

1  Thank Max W
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"narrow streets"
in 235 reviews
"old town"
in 179 reviews
"small island"
in 75 reviews
"beautiful island"
in 60 reviews
"place to stay"
in 31 reviews
"every corner"
in 46 reviews
"piazza duomo"
in 93 reviews
"on foot"
in 44 reviews
"the main square"
in 39 reviews
"couple of days"
in 30 reviews
"historical sites"
in 32 reviews
"gelato"
in 63 reviews
"fish market"
in 27 reviews
"walk around"
in 53 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 28 reviews
"greek temple"
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"restaurants"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Simply stroll your way around in this little charming city. Get lost inside the small street and don’t forget the many small museums like the Leonardo daVinci or the Papirus one. Take your tome and spend an hour in the puppet theater, and many more.

1  Thank Y A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Just have a walk and have an appetizer or ice cream and enjoy this beautiful place; plenty of vicoletti.

1  Thank rosannabertolini
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Loved this area - spent 4 days here and could happily have spent longer. Walk around or hire a bike and just wander the streets and alleys

Thank Louise087
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Visited in March and it was quiet and uncrowded. Great choice of bars and restaurants. Greek and Roman ampitheatres are worth a visit. Boat trips vary in cost and quality it seems; we used "dolci escursioni". Simple small boat for an hour and they were happy to haggle on price. If you're planning on hiring a car and driving here or in any of the towns in the area be advised that the side streets are very narrow and locals won't give you any leeway so no chance of reversing! A beautiful town in a beautiful island

Thank Derm90
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