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Departs from : Sicily

Duration : Hours

Type : Small Group

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Siracusa is one of the most beautiful towns in Sicily and on this private day tour, we visit Sicily's stunning coastline and the crown jewel, the historic centre of Siracusa with a local English speaking guide.
 
In the morning, we recommend we leave at 09:00 AM and we will pick you up from your hotel or villa to being our drive down the southern part of the Island - enjoy a very special introduction to the Sicilian coastline en-route.
 
It takes about 1.5 hours to get to Siracusa, as we  pass the "Piana of Catania", the coast line of the Ionic sea and Iblei mountains, arriving in Siracusa.
 
More than any other modern city in Sicily, Syracuse manifests a visible continuity from its ancient Greek past, both historical and mythological. We will stroll, upon our arrival, the open local fish and fruits market situated in the historical centre. We then visit the archaeological area of Neapolis with is Greek theatre, the Roman amphitheatre and Latomia del Paradiso (with its Dionysius Hear) and the "Ara of Hyeron". We will arrive at the 'Ortigia Island', the heart of the city and we will stroll along the ancient narrow streets, which still keep the Medieval influence, before arriving at the Duomo square, one of the city highlights. This Duomo was built above a Greek Temple, which holds more than 2.500 years of history. It is possible to visit one of the more charming spot of Ortigia, the "Arethusa fountain" with its Papyrus plants, overlooking the Ionic sea.
We can suggest and stop, at your convenience time, in a local Sicilian restaurant to let you enjoy local dishes
 
Please note that the driver cannot take you inside the archeological area or inside churches so if you have particular interesting in archaeology and history and wish to enjoy a walking tour with a licensed guide in Syracuse, we can reserve it as extra.
 
 
NOTO:
We can also add in this day trip (2/3 hours) the drive to the wonderful antic baroque Noto.
The beautiful antique town was built in 1703 is entered by the Porta Reale and from there we follow Corso Vittorio Emanuele along which we can admire numerous 18th century beautiful palaces of incredible architectural value.The streets all leading to Corso Vittorio Emanuele have also many beautiful buildings including the Duomo, the Museo Civico the Convento dei Francescani... the list goes on and on.
 
 


Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Detailed explanation of sites
  2. English speaking guide and driver
  3. Excellent Photo Opportunities
  4. Hotel Pick up and Drop Off

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type
  2. Lunch

Siracusa


 

Founded by the Corinthians, the name Siracusa derives from the nearby marshland, "Sykara". Over the centuries, Siracusa has been conquered by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Goti, the Arabs, the Normany, the Genovesi, the Svevi and the Aragons.

This vibrant history has left it with a wealth of monuments, the most important of which can be found in the Archeological park of the Neapolis. Here one finds the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomia del Paradiso, the Grotta dei Cordari, the Ara di Lerone, Porta Urbica, Apollo's Temple, the Cathedral and Athena's Temple, Zeus's Temple, the Gymnasium, the Catacombs, the Paolo Orsi Museum and Eurialo Castle.

Whilst at Siracusa visitors should not miss the opportunity to see the Regional Gallery of Palazzo Bellomo, the Museum of the Papiro and the Cinema Museum. The principal economic activities of Siracusa, despite the increase in modern industrial activity, are still those based on agriculture, cattle farming and fishing. Among the gastronomic delights the tuna fish, purpetti di tonno da Zà Cicca really must be tasted.

 
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