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Timeless Streets of Syracuse, Sicily

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Ortygia, Syracuse’s Historic Center (Motherland Tour Stop 5)

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Once the largest city in the ancient world, Syracuse now encapsulates Sicily’s timeless beauty. And no part of Syracuse does this better than the Ortygia, the cities historic center and most atmospheric neighborhood. It is an island separated from the mainland by a few bridges, and teems with medieval lanes and cafes which spill out onto dazzling baroque piazzas. Walk in any direction, and you are ultimately greeted with fabulous views of the surrounding sparkling blue sea. Stroll the streets, take in a puppet show at the famous Piccolo Teatro dei Pupi, and have some of THE BEST seafood in Europe!

5 responses

  1. Lovely black and whites!

    January 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

  2. How beautiful, I love how you captured Syracuse in these!

    February 25, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    • Thanks Elaina! And, boy, that pistachio heaven looks divine! I found the best cannoli in Sicily in Taormina, too.

      February 25, 2014 at 7:03 pm

  3. It WAS! If you ever make it back down, go to Hotel Villa Esparia in Taormina and ask Chef Mario to make it. He dreamt it up, and as far as I know, he’s the only one that makes it.

    February 25, 2014 at 10:08 pm

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