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Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

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59 reviews

Activity provider: Sicily Grand Tour

Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

Activity provider: Sicily Grand Tour
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From US$ 105.83 per person

Discover the heart of Sicily of the late Baroque period. Rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1693 it is part of UNESCO's World Heritage.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Catania, Catania territory. Pick-up from Taormina by demand.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the reconstructed Baroque town of Noto
  • Stop in Modica at the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily
  • Admire the late Baroque monuments of Ragusa
Full description
The first stop on this 8-hour tour is Noto, the Garden of Stone, noted for its Baroque heritage. After the massive 1693 earthquake, Noto was rebuilt on Meti Hill. The town’s origins date to the Early Bronze Age. Continue to Modica and visit the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily. The city also has a rich history and a wonderful architectural heritage. See the cathedrals of San Giorgio and San Pietro and the Palazzo Polara and Palazzo Napolino-Tommasi Rosso, among others. Ragusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage in 2002 for its monuments of the late Baroque period. Visit examples of this style including its cathedrals and palaces.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation or port of call
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Gas
  • Parking fees
  • Tolls
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meals
  • Tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
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Alessio, our guide, proved to be an extremely cultured and prepared person in his work which he does with dedication and passion. He was also very willing to show us the most beautiful panoramic views, letting us discover the best food and wine specialties of the area, respecting our times.

August 19, 2021

Beautiful day for the cities of Noto, Modica and Ragusa, discovering the baroque architecture and local beauties (including the chocolate and chilli liqueur tasted in Modica). Very good and very nice Alessio, our guide, very professional and helpful, a pleasant company throughout the day. My partner and I were very satisfied and happy to have taken the tour.

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August 31, 2020

I recommend this trip to all those who want to immerse themselves in baroque and arichitettira culture. The cities visited are all very beautiful, the one that struck me most was Noto, with its wonderful churches! The guide Alessio was really friendly, nice but above all he managed to pass on his passion! For him it is not just a job, you feel what he loves to do! He is very knowledgeable and explained everything to us in detail, even during the trip he explained to us everything that was needed to make the excursion we were going to do even more intriguing! He was also very patient because he gave us all the time we wanted to take pictures, buy souvenirs and explore the cities for a while !! After we noticed we visited Modica (where we stopped to buy some chocolate) and finally Ragusa! Very important, not to be underestimated is the seriousness with which the rules related to Covid have been respected 19 Very satisfied Valentina

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August 24, 2020

Product ID: 98892