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
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
The silver scabbardfish was still alive and wriggling in the hands of the fish monger.
Canoe Polo match in the Darsena canal
Alley of medieval Ortigia – only for small vehicles
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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