Ortigia Wishes You Were Here

I wrote an article for On UR Way Magazine last week about the lessons I learned while living in Ortigia, Sicily. I would love for you to give it a read, but in the mean time, I thought I would share some views of Ortigia by boat. One of my first few days in town, I took a boat tour around the jutting little old town center of Siracusa. The lighting was almost too perfect, not quite night and not quite day. Seeing the town from the water seemed to yield a greater insight into Ortigia than wandering its streets. No man may be an island, but Ortigia certainly made me want to consider striving towards isolation if my island could be at these waters.

Castello Maniace in Ortigia, Sicily

The Ecstasea (also known as my yacht in town)

Who needs a dryer when you have Ortigia's winds to dry your clothes

Ortigia in its entirety

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  1. Matt says

    Wow Suzy, those pictures are fantastic! It looks like the idyllic Italian town I would imagine, except in an even more amazing setting. I’m going to have to put that on my list of places to go next time I head over the big blue.

  2. says

    Nice shots Suzy. I made it to Sicacusa but not to Ortigia!

    I remember taking the night train from Rome to Sicily. I woke up early in the morning and realized that my train car had been loaded onto a boat to get us down to Sicily. It was a bizarre experience to wake up to!

  3. Robbie says

    It looks beautiful Suzy. Definitely need to put this location on our future travel plans! Photos of the Italian sky are beautiful!

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