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  • 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

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Ortigia Hours

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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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TripHobo Highlights for Ortigia

  • Ortigia Address: Isola di Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Ortigia Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ortigia Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Ortigia(preferred time): 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ortigia: 06:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ortigia

  • 15.69% of people who visit Syracuse include Ortigia in their plan

  • 57.89% of people start their Ortigia visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Ortigia

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ortigia

People normally club together Duomo Di Siracusa and La Piazza Duomo while planning their visit to Ortigia.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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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.

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