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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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“narrow streets” (217 reviews)
“old town” (162 reviews)
“small island” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Corso Umberto, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely historic buildings and cobbled streets mixed with many fine restaurants and bars. Nice sea views and wonderful churches.

Thank bob p
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing island,it's a city in a city! Quiet during the night, safe and full of shops or restaurant..

Thank matt68571
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the choice of Taormina or Syracuse & Ortygia for a shore excursion while on Oriana. While I found clambering through the excavations in Syracuse somewhat of a trial, the visit to Ortygia made it all worthwhile. A charming place with lots of interesting...More

Thank Cameron0128
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was really looking at coming to Siracuse and it did not let me down. The white washed building, imposing chuchers, magnificent cathedral made inside an ancient greek temple (awesome), nice shops and restaurants and relative calm creates a magic atmosphere after the noisy Palermo...More

Thank victorguezflores
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of wonderful buildings and with a very civilised atmosphere this is a great place to wander round. The Duomo in particular is amazing. There's a very pleasant walking route along the waterside too and plenty of excellent restaurants.

Thank walkingphil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful area of shops,restaurants and attractions. The open air market was terrific, crowded,loud and colorful. Easy to navigate and something interesting down each alleyway. Well lit and felt very safe at all hours of the day.

Thank joe m
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real gem of quaint little cobbled streets, little boutique shops amongst cafes and restaurants, beautiful buildings and alley ways - all within walking distances of each other. Wander along the daily market, sit and eat some cold cuts, glass of wine, walk along the...More

Thank slinkymomo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The island of Ortygia was a real find for us and one of our favourite experiences of our trip to Sicily. I only found it by accident while researching things to see and do on Sicily but it really is a gem. We spent a...More

Thank TimWandMelG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The streeets werent to bussy, the weather was great. Have a stroll around the village and enjoy the happening at the city market. Get street food!

Thank Anx M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit! Just spend some time walking there and feel the vibe of this island. It is worth to go there after dark to feel how amazing and charming this place is.

Thank Kamil 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
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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