Siracusa, Ortigia

Siracusa (Syracuse) is a typically Mediterranean town, which stretches into the sea with the island of Ortigia (Ortygia). In Ortigia time really seems to stand still on the edge between the Greek ruins, medieval alleys and Baroque palaces. Connected to the mainland by three bridges, the island of Ortigia is the oldest settlement of Syracuse. Walking the streets of Ortigia was like doing an amazing journey through time.

Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicilia

Ortygia’s western seafront. On this stretch of sea were fought several battles in antiquity.

Siracusa, Temple of Apollo

Temple of Apollo

Passeggio Alfeo, Ortigia, Siracusa

Passeggio Alfeo, Ortygia’s promenade.

Siracusa, Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo

Neo-Gothic Facade in Siracusa

Facade of a neo-Gothic Palace.

Fountain of Diana, Ortigia Siracusa.

Fountain of Diana

Fonte Aretusa, Ortigia, Siracusa

Fonte Aretusa, Papyrus grows in this source of sweet water.

Ortigia, Siracusa

The dock of the Porto Grande in Ortigia.

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8 Responses to “Siracusa, Ortigia”

  1. JF

    Reblogged this on closetoeighty and commented:
    I reblog this post to let my followers know that Antonio Violi Photography blog is a treasure of wonderful surprises. Thank you, Antonio, for sharing your knowledge and vision with us.

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  2. Lynne Otter

    Ciao Antonio, lovely shots, great color,interesting port, wish l could stroll along the prom and the piazza duomo, thanks for sharing. Lynne

    Reply

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