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Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto Guided Tour

1. Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto Guided Tour

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.

Palermo: Bus Tour to Noto, Ortigia, and Siracusa

2. Palermo: Bus Tour to Noto, Ortigia, and Siracusa

Explore the beauty of Sicily on this bus tour from Palermo. Be picked up from your accommodation and enjoy air-conditioned transfers to the town of Noto, the island of Ortigia, and and the Archaeological Park of Siracusa. Enjoy the convenience of being picked from Palermo in the morning. Sit back and relax on the comfortable drive to the town of Noto. Spend some time wandering through the town on your own to see sights like the 18th-century Noto Cathedral or the balconies of the Nicolaci Palace. Continue to the the island of Ortigia. Take some free time to buy lunch or see sights like the natural freshwater spring known as the Fountain of Arethusa or the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Cathedral of Syracuse. Finally, head to the Archaeological Park of Siracusa where you can purchase tickets to see the Greek theatre and the Roman amphitheater. Return to your accommodation in Palermo at the end of your tour.

The Barocco & Food Experience: Siracusa, Ortigia, Noto

3. The Barocco & Food Experience: Siracusa, Ortigia, Noto

Depart from Catania in a comfortable minivan or luxury minibus which is heading for one of Sicily’s most spectacular sights. The archaeological park in Syracuse was constructed in the 5th century BC, then rebuilt in the 3rd century AD. The 16,000-capacity amphitheatre, also known as the Teatro Greco, is the archaeological park’s mind-blowing centrepiece, though there are other key sites such as the Latomia del Paradiso, a deep limestone quarry from which stone to build the ancient city was extracted. A visit to the Syracuse Archaeological Park would be enough to take your breath away normally. But this trip is packed with some of the island’s top attractions - such as the island of Ortigia. Here, you’ll take a guided walking tour with an expert local guide who can answer any and all of your questions on the island - which is the historic centre of Syracuse. Take in the most famed landmarks such as the Cathedral “il Duomo”, the Maniace Castle and the Aretusa fountain. Any day trip in Sicily is not complete without a traditional lunch, which is included in our tour, with wine tasting as well! The final stop on your tour is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque locations in not only Sicily, but all of Italy, the stunning town of Noto. Less than 40km southwest of Syracuse, you’ll have an hour of free time in Noto, which you can spend strolling the Corso Vittorio Emanuele marvelling at the elegant baroque palazzi and churches. And you’ll have the chance to stop for a granita tasting too!

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Good guide Very exciting trip. We accomplished a lot in one day