The Grand Hotel Ortigia is an ideal base from which to explore the town of Syracuse. This five star property has an ideal location on the island of Ortigia which is the old quarter of Syracuse, divided from the new quarter by two bridges. The marina is situated close to the hotel and the main attractions including the central square, cathedral and the Temple of Apollo are within easy walking distance. Each of the rooms is designed in simple pastel colours with modern amenities and guest may dine at the restaurant which offers Sicilian specialities and has an al fresco dining option.
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