Allegroitalia Syracuse Ortigia

An island in the island that floats on the sea without ever losing contact with its Greek-Roman past.

Anchored to Sicily by two bridges and protected to the open sea by the Federico Maniace castle, Ortigia is a pearl limestone hemicycle that descends in water turning into a turtle’s shape.

UNESCO’s “Heritage of Humanity” from the historical heart of Siracusa reveals the ruins of Apollo’s temple, the oldest of the Doric shrines in Sicily.

“In Siracusa we walked through the orange trees forest, seeing between the trunks the shining sea … … There you would like to live. There, there is the joy “ Gabriele D’Annunzio

 

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