- Address: Isola di Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: Island, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
Ortigia - Review
Adjoining the mainland of Syracuse, the Island of Ortigia welcomes you to one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the world that date back to the Greek times. The whole town was rebuilt several times since the Greek settlement and with its medieval lanes, Baroque buildings and historic churches, a walk here is anything less than enchanting.
The beauty of the whole town is that it maintains this historic world away from the modern buildings- resembling almost a theme park but with priceless architectural touches and gorgeous public squares.
The famous attractions include ‘Via Cavour’ piazza where you can gorge on local delicacies at one of the restaurants and leave with a souvenir, the Castello Maniace fortress that dates back to the 13th century (forming the extreme tip of the island) and the Fonte Aretusa that makes evening walks a romantic affair.
The Piazza Duomo is another tourist favourite known for the famous Greek Temple of Athena while the Galleria Regionale di Palazzo Bellomo Art Museum is loved for its exclusive art collection that covers the range from the Byzantine era to the 18th century. When here, don’t forget to explore the underground tunnels of Ipogei di Piazza Duomo (used during World War II) and the underground Jewish ritual bath that was a secret up until its discovery in the 20th century!
Ortigia Ticket Prices
- For admission prices of individual attraction, visit the official website.
- Timings of individual attractions vary. For more information, visit the official website.
How To reach Ortigia by Public Transport
- By Bus: Interbus Spa (3.2 kilometers away)
- By Train: Siracusa Train station (3.2 kilometers away)
- On Foot
- By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ortigia
15.69% of people who visit Syracuse include Ortigia in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
57.89% of people start their Ortigia visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Ortigia
66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ortigia
Ortigia, Syracuse Reviews
Beautiful buildings well worth visiting. Lovely restaurants. We ate opposite the cathedral. Good food and not too expensive.
This summer I've been startled and delighted by the sight of such a transparent sea right near to my bed and breakfast. Esasy stairs have led us to a comfortable wooden tarrace onto the cliff. Once over there I've dived and have gone swimming all afternoon
Beautiful place, DO NOT go close at weekends. It is packed! Where do Syracusans go for an ice cream, or if they want to get to Ortigia?
Really like it, going through it’s little strade you can see some local markets and shops... a must is the superga shop (Italian brand of snickers), don’t forget to go and see the 2 theatres
One of our family favorites. You can just walk around and enjoy architecture and food, take a boat your thru sea caves, swim at the beach or walk in castle so much to see.