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Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto Guided Tour

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto Guided Tour

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From US$ 132.23 per person

Dive into history and myth and see highlights of Sicily on this guided tour. Visit the Neapolis of Syracuse, its old town Ortigia, and then continue to Noto, the baroque jewel of eastern Sicily.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Host or greeter
English, Italian
Pickup included
For this tour is available a pick-up service
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Neapolis, the archaeological park of Syracuse
  • Discover historic center of Ortigia
  • Walk through the streets of Noto
Full description
Starting from Catania or Taormina, the first stop of the tour will be Syracuse with its Neapolis, an archaeological park that houses within it important monuments of the Greek and Roman period, such as the Greek Theatre, the Latomie del Paradiso, the Ear of Dionysus and the Roman Amphitheatre. Immediately after you will visit Ortigia, the historical and cultural center of Syracuse, famous for the ruins of the first Greek buildings, such as the Temple of Apollo: the oldest Greek temple in Sicily, dating back to the sixth century BC. Arriving in Piazza Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, you can visit the majestic Cathedral, the largest and most controversial monument, which stands on the highest point of the city. No less important is the Fountain Arethusa, a mirror of fresh water, located a few meters from the sea, linked to the mythological love story of the nymph Arethusa and the river Alfeo. After lunch, continue the tour with a visit to Noto, a true open-air museum, which has been awarded the title of Baroque capital of Sicily, for the characteristic narrow streets and the Baroque architecture of its palaces and churches, such as the majestic Cathedral, the Palazzo Nicolaci and the long Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
Includes
  • Shuttle Bus (return)
  • Multilingual guide
  • Entrance to Archaeological park of Neapolis.
  • Authorized tourist guide 
  • Anything not included in "Included"
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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  • For this tour is available a pick-up service in an accommodation in Catania (please specify, when booking, where the pick-up will be).
  • The tour will be held in compliance with the current anti-covid regulations in force
  • In case of adverse weather conditions, the experience may be subject to changes or variations
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July 10, 2022

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