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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