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Dimore delle Zagare Ortigia
Dimore delle Zagare Ortigia
Via Tommaso Gargallo, 52, Ortigia, Syracuse, Syracuse
The price is £120 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
Located in Ortigia, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Lungomare di Ortigia, Cathedral of Syracuse and Piazza del Duomo. Temple of Apollo and ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (53 reviews)
"Fabulous boutique property, newly renovated in the heart of old Ortigia. Within walking distance of all of the sights and restaurants. The welcoming team are fabulous and helped us to book lidos, excursions and with general recommendations - nothing was too much trouble for them"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

Dimore delle Zagare Ortigia
B&B Porta Marina Ortigia
B&B Porta Marina Ortigia
Via santa maria dei miracoli 3, Syracuse, Sicilia
The price is £101 per night from 1 May to 2 May
Located in Ortigia, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Porta Marina and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Greek Theatre of Syracuse. Fountain of Diana and Piazza ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Simona is a Saint
"The B&B is situated next to a beautiful marina where you can walk to any of the attractions in Siracusa/Ortigia. The room was beautiful and cleaned to a high standard everyday. Towels changed daily. Breakfast was a lovely mix of cheeses, meats, breads and fruits. But the star of the show was the ..."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2020

B&B Porta Marina Ortigia
Hotel Gutkowski
Hotel Gutkowski
3 out of 5
Lungomare Vittorini, 26, Syracuse, SR
The price is £81 per night from 29 Apr to 30 Apr
Located in Ortigia, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lungomare di Ortigia and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Greek Theatre of Syracuse. Palazzo Montalto and Church of ...
4.3/5Excellent! (77 reviews)
"Excellent location. Not all rooms are sea facing. Nice decor and very good breakfast. We did not try the restaurant but believe it is of good quality. Rooms comfortable and clean."

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

Hotel Gutkowski
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Ortygia

Ortygia

More than 2,500 years of history are revealed in the form of cathedrals, fountains, and castles on this fascinating island. Spend an afternoon on Ortygia and discover the stunning Baroque cathedral, relax in the square with a coffee and marvel at the ancient Temple of Apollo.

Reach Ortygia by crossing one of the three bridges connecting it to Syracuse. Though small, at just 0.2 square miles (0.5 square kilometres), the island is packed with fascinating historic sites and stunning views toward the city and out to sea.

The first site you will reach is the Temple of Apollo, the oldest Doric Temple in Sicily. Stop to admire columns and brickwork dating back to the sixth century B.C.

Continue toward the centre of the island to find the Piazza Archimede, a pretty square surrounded by fine Baroque mansions. In the centre of the square is the Fountain of Diana. Admire the classical stone statues inside the fountain which depict the story of the nymph, Arethusa, escaping from the constant advances of Alpheus, the God of rivers.

A short stroll south from the fountain leads to the island’s main square, the Piazza del Duomo, dominated by the stunning Baroque cathedral. Built on the site of the Temple of Athena, the cathedral incorporates the temple’s original, giant columns into the exterior. The rest of the building was designed by Italian Andrea Palma in the 18th century and the main façade is decorated with statues of saints. Enjoy a view of the cathedral from one of the many nearby cafés and restaurants. Have a cool drink in the sun or sample a menu of freshly caught seafood.

After some relaxation in the square, head to the Castello Maniace at the southern tip of the island. See the imposing rounded towers and ancient stone archway decorated with colored marble. Look closely to see carvings etched into the stone by soldiers during the Second World War. The castle is open only in the morning. Allow plenty of time to look around.

Ortygia is just outside Syracuse. Since it is small, plan to walk its length. You’ll find hotels and guesthouses on the island.

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