Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

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Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

From US$ 116.51 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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Spanish, English, Italian

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
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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
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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4.9 /5

based on 47 reviews

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  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
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Nice day trip to the Baroque towns

Had a nice day trip to the Baroque towns, Noto, Modica, and Ragusa. Would have been better if it didn't rain, but it didn't stop me from having fun. The towns were beautiful with nice architecture. Was raining in Modica so stopped off for lunch with the group which was nice. Our driver/guide Alessio was fantastic. Really friendly and provided a lot of knowledge of the towns and of Sicily. The only thing I would have liked is a little more time in each town, but besides that, great trip.

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September 12, 2019

This trip is very very good! The best! Alessio was superb. He knows the history and is passionate about his island and will tell you interesting facts about the places you visit.The trip- Noto, Modica And Ragusa Ibla is a great introduction to the SE of Sicily. He has many other trips and tailored journeys to suit any holiday requests. Would definitely recommend.At the end of the day we felt we’d left a good friend - all we could ask for on our first visit

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July 27, 2019

We had a wonderful experience & would do it again! It was so nice to be on a tour with only a few other people compared to s bus load! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of each city, including the surrounding areas, so when we arrived at each destination it was more meaningful to be there. We even had lunch together in Modica before visiting the chocolate store, Antica Dolceria Bonajuto (I kinda thought we were going to have a tour of the chocolate making process...we didn’t but the tastings were lovely!) If You are raking this tour in the summer my advice would be to wear a wide-brim hat or carry an umbrella ~ and sunglasses too! It was a great day!!!

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June 10, 2019

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