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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
I found this somewhere in the middle of Ortygia.... not the best shot, but I was attracted by a nice looking inner yard,... more travel advice
This superb palazzo, although rather dilapidated, dates from 14C. The upper section is ornamented with highly elaborate... more travel advice
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