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Syracuse accessible tours disabled travel solution Ortigia Island excursions

The Island of Ortigia is the heart of the beautiful city of Syracuse accessible tours disabled travel solution Ortigia Island excursions.

Is the first primitive nucleus inhabited where you can perceive centuries of history, art and culture that have marked this charming Sicilian place.

Although it is an island, it is connected to the mainland via the Ponte Umbertino which allows direct switch from Syracuse city to the Island of Ortigia.

Its name refers to the Greek origins, although this area, rich in freshwater springs, was inhabited since the Bronze Age, as evidenced by archaeological finds dating from between 3500 BC and 1200 BC.

Walking with Syracuse accessible tours disabled travel solution Ortigia Island excursions means tasting centuries of history.

Capturing in the buildings all around, the Greek civilization, Roman and indelible passage of the Aragonese and the Arabs.

Numerous palaces and sacred buildings characterize the area.

But some more than others are captured in thousands of photographic shots every year by many tourists who come to visit with our  Syracuse accessible tours disabled travel solution Ortigia Island excursions.

Among these we must mention the Maniace Castle.

Also in the southern part of the Ortigia Island you may want to go see the Fountain of Arethusa.

It's linked to a legend in which the nymph Arethusa, to escape from Alfeo, madly in love with her, she asked for help to Artemis, which to save it transformed into a source.

The Syracuse accessible tours disabled travel solution Ortigia Island excursions guest also the Cathedral of the city.

Originally built in the V century BC as a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and subsequently modified with the transformation into a Christian Basilica.

Today, the façade is entirely rebuilt in Baroque style, having suffered serious damage following the earthquake of 1693.

Moving in the northern part of Siracusa will be very interesting to visit the ancient Temple of Apollo, considered the oldest in this temple in Sicily.

It's dated VI century BC, but as time has undergone numerous changes, being transformed into a Church, a Mosque and during the rule of the Aragonese even in the Barracks.

In Syracuse accessible tours disabled travel solution Ortigia Island excursions focused all the precious pieces of architecture in the Baroque style, Liberty Rococo and the city's classic.

Making Ortygia a remarkable monumental art site.

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From this enchanting place, near the sea, you can also admire a beautiful landscape that reaches the Iblei Mountains.

Near the Cathedral is the Archbishop's Palace built in the XVII century to the bishop Torres will.

Currently in its interior there is the Archbishop's Library Alagonia of 1780.

In about one square kilometer it contains various wonders that man has built and that history has led to the present day.

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