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Ortigia is the Essence of Sicily – a synthesis of the intoxicating smells, colours and mystery of the Mediterranean’s largest, oldest and culturally most heterogeneous island.

Ortigia is a small Italian soap and scent company based in Florence. It was founded in Sicily in 2006 by Sue Townsend (one of the founding owners of Crabtree & Evelyn in the 1970s). The luxurious range of soaps, scents, creams, candles and lotions are formulated using natural products indigenous to Sicily and inspired by the aesthetics, colours and scents of Italy’s most historic and tropical region.

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