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Siracusa – Ortigia Island

Ortigia (Ortygia) is a small island very close to the east coast of Sicily. The isle has always been the heart of the city of Siracusa (Syracuse) and looks back on a history of almost three millennia. I liked strolling around Ortigia getting lost in the many narrow streets, crossing the ages of Mediterranean history in its buildings and monuments. And then, as said, it’s a small island and every walk ended up on the sea with beautiful views of the waterfront.

Siracusa -  Duomo
Cathedral of Siracusa – the building incorporates the Doric columns of the temple of Athena
Siracusa - Lungomare Alfeo
Lungomare Alfeo – Alfeo Seapromenade
Siracusa - Fountain of Diana
Fountain of Diana
Siracusa - Quay of the Port
Quay of the port
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Greek Temple of Apollo
Siracusa - Fonte Aretusa
Fonte Aretusa – Fountain of Arethusa – papyrus grows in the center of the spring
Siracusa - Waterfront of Ortigia
Maniace castle
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The silver scabbardfish was still alive and wriggling in the hands of the fish monger.
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Canoe Polo match in the Darsena canal
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Alley of medieval Ortigia – only for small vehicles
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Andrea Bisleri and its typical Sicilian sandwiches, an institution of the old market of Ortigia.
Siracusa - Palazzo Lucchetti
Palazzo Lucchetti and Darsena channel
Siracusa - San Martino Church
San Martino church
Siracusa - Waterfront of Ortigia
Western waterfront before sunset

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