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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
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.

 

8 replies on “Siracusa, Ortigia”

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

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