Monday 26 August 2013

Ortigia Harbour, Siracusa, Sicily

A tall ship visible down one of the atmospheric old streets leading down to Ortigia's harbour. Surrounded by the Mediterranean, Ortigia has a breezy promenade lined with elegant eighteenth and nineteenth century palazzos.

Castello Maniace, a thirteenth century stone fort, guards Ortigia's harbour. It now serves as a barracks.

One of the few restaurants overlooking the picturesque waterfront in Ortigia

A tall ship flies the French flag in Siracusa's harbour