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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 483020
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Ortygia: Syracuse's Ancient Town Center Walking Tour
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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 yesterday

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 yesterday 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

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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday 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 yesterday

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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow ! Loved it here ! What a beautiful city ...lots of narrow streets and so much to do ! The most amazing cathedral ... so much better than Taormina

Thank Lionking14
Reviewed 2 days ago

The old mikvah was especially interesting. Some cool restaurants down tiny walkways, and we did a boat trip along the coast which was fun. Everything closes from about 3-6pm so keep that in mind.

Thank temashana
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the only place to be in Syracusa. This small island has lots of narrow lanes filled with lots of shops and restaurants of seemingly endless variety, yet it is a small place that you can circumnavigate in about an 2 hours. One of...More

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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
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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