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Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Square on the Island

Syracuse (Siracusa), Sicily, Italy ~ April 27, 2004
Island of Ortygia

All of  the photos of Syracuse have been taken on the Island of Ortygia. I would have called it a peninsular part of the old city, but I see others calling it an island. The connections between Ortygia and the rest of Siracusa are man-made. I couldn't tell you which square this is.

On a web site, I found: 

Ortigia - Syracuse's island heart

"The best way to see the island of Ortygia is just to wander. It’s difficult to get lost (it measures just 1km by 500 metres), but packed with over 2,500 years of history. Architectural styles vary widely, encompassing Greek and Roman remains, Mediaeval Norman buildings and a great deal of (relatively) understated Baroque. Restaurants, trattorias and bars abound and it is especially nice to sit out on the western side in the late afternoon, warmed by the sun and with a view over the lagoon."

Most of my detail photos of Ortygia did not come out well, but I will show them to you anyway over the next few days. This is truly a special place.

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Anonymous said...

"The best way to see the island of Ortygia is just to wander." How wonderful. Leaving room for serendipity is always a good idea. :-)

Pat Tillett said...

Another beautiful and historical place that I've not been to! Maybe someday...

Francisca said...

I'll have to add this to our must visit list. It feels closer now.