Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto Full-Day Tour from Catania
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Pick-up servicePick-up from any hotel in Catania and Acireale. Please provide your hotel details on booking. Pick-ups can also be arranged from the central train station. Please provide your train details
- Discover the Greek and Roman temples of the archaeological park of Neapolis
- Explore Ortygia Island to see the historic heart of Syracuse
- Wander among the baroque palaces of Noto
- See the Arethusa fountain
- Admire the largest cavea ever built by the ancient Greeks
Following a pick-up from your accommodation in Catania, transfer to the ruins of Syracuse, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During a guided walk you will discover many old Roman streets, as well as monuments such as the Greek Theatre, whose cavea is one of the largest ever built by the ancient Greeks.
Near the Greek Theatre, you will see the latomie, including the limestone cave known as the “Ear of Dyonisius,” as well as the Christian Church of San Nicolò ai Cordari. Admire the Amphitheatre of the Roman imperial age, and more.
Then, continue to Ortygia Island to experience the historic heart of Syracuse. Located at the park’s eastern end, and separated by a narrow channel, Ortygia is filled with Greek temples, Christian churches, and Arabian streets. Visit the Arethusa fountain and Piazza del Duomo, where the baroque palaces, such as Beneventano del Bosco Palace and Senate Palace are among the most beautiful in Sicily.
After lunch (own expense), go to the small town of Noto, noted for its unique style of Sicilian Baroque architecture, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Wander the open air museum and beautiful Corso Vittorio Emanuele to admire the many palaces and churches that, grouped together, are known as the “Stone Garden.”
- Return transfers by shuttle bus
- Multilingual assistance
- Entrance to the archaeological park of Neapolis
- Food and drinks
Meet your guide at Piazza Stesicoro, Catania. Pick-ups can also be arranged from the central train station. Please provide your train details (Open in Google Maps)
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