Ortigia is an offshore island
, joined to the mainland of Sicily by 3 bridges, and is considered the historic or 'old town'
centre of Syracuse. The Des Étrangers Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of Syracuse on the island of Ortigia, is only 300 metres from Piazza Archimedes and only 150 meters from Piazza Duomo
, where you can admire the famous Syracuse Duomo.
Examples of Sicily’s rich architectural heritage
can be seen across the island, including a Doric temple built on Sicilian settlements, a Byzantine Basilica
, a Norman Church or the mythical Arethusa Fountain