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Sicanio praetenta sinu iacet insula contra
Plemyrium undosum; nomen dixere priores
Ortygiam, Alpheum fama est huc Elidis amnem
Occultas egisse vias subter mare, qui nunc
Ore, Arethusa, tuo Siculis confunditur undis.

Stretched in front of a Sicilian bay lies an island, over against wave-beaten Plemytium; men of old called it Ortygia. Hither, so runs the tale, Alpheus, river of Elis, forced a secret course beneath the sea, and now at thy fountain, Arethusa, mingles with the Sicilian waves.

Virgil, The Aeneid, Book III

Ortygia, what a beautiful place on Earth
Ortygia your life is vibrant and tranquil at the same time
Ortygia your unique spirit is felt in every cobblestone of your numerous narrow curved streets, every step and every window whisper their tales into ones ear....
Ortygia has won my heart

  • Last visit to Siracusa: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated Jun 11, 2003
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  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2005 at 5:51 AM

    Very nice pages on Siracusa. When I get around to going to Sicily, I will surly come here.

  • Carmela2000's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2005 at 8:32 PM

    Hi. I was born in Siracusa but live in to New York City now. You really did justice to my native city and it made me nostalgic. . Great photos, great stories. I'll be visiting Siracusa in March!

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2004 at 7:42 AM

    Yes, Siracusa DID win as we only spent a week there and there was no time for Palermo - THIS time - I will be back!

  • d_d's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2003 at 5:12 AM

    Wonderful Sicily!

  • poetrysicily's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2003 at 5:14 AM

    Your pics are nice..I live near siracusa..I'm interested to show my zone for tourist people that come here

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2003 at 4:14 AM

    comprehensive page with very nice written and interesting tips :you have to read them before visiting archimede's city or for remembering pleasant memories!good pics too...tks!

  • patrikske's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2003 at 7:45 AM

    Siracusa ia a wonderful place, great page, lovely pictures !

  • Tea4Two's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2003 at 2:27 AM

    I have just been to Sicily and have yet to compile my VT page. It is nice to recall places I saw through your photos. Grazie mille.

  • kimmo_v's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2003 at 2:20 AM

    Excellent page!! Bring up some good memories(i was there 2000). "Bella pagina!" ;-)

  • Skipka's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2003 at 1:10 AM

    WOW ;))) such an expore for me :) really great page


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