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From Syracuse: Ragusa Ibla, Noto and Modica Private Day Trip

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From Syracuse: Ragusa Ibla, Noto and Modica Private Day Trip

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From US$ 434.90 per group up to 3

Discover Baroque beauty secrets on a private full-day adventure to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Ragusa Ibla, Modica, and Noto. Travel from Syracuse and get a taste of Sicily.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Italian
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Highlights
  • Spend a memorable day discovering 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sicily
  • Explore the colorful history of the Sicilian Baroque with a local expert
  • Experience Ragusa Ibla, Modica, and Noto up close on guided walking tours
  • Admire the Duomo of San Giorgio, the Cathedral of San Nicolò, and much more
  • Enjoy a private tour for just you and your group with included hotel transfers
Full description

Journey through the Sicilian baroque on a private day tour from Syracuse. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ragusa Ibla, Modica, and Noto on walking tours. See the Duomo of San Giorgio, the Church of San Giorgio, the Church of San Pietro, and more.

After pickup in Syracuse, make your first stop in the old Baroque city of Ragusa Ibla. Admire numerous 18th-century churches and buildings on which important sculptors and architects worked. Hear about the famous "Baroque of the Noto Valley." Next, discover another jewel of the Sicilian Baroque: Modica. Stroll through the town and admire its churches, noble palace facades, fountains, the Pizzo viewpoint, San Giorgio Church, San Pietro Church, and the ruins of the castle.

From there, continue toward the capital of Baroque: Noto. Walk around the city and marvel at its historic palaces, churches, terraces, and stairways, all built with a local stone with a golden color.

Visit the Porta Reale — the real city gate — and the Cathedral of San Nicolò. See the most important building in the town, the Palazzo Ducezio, before continuing on a few steps to the Via Nicolaci, famous throughout the world for its infiorata (flower carpets).

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Driver
  • Walking tours
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees to monuments and sites

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The trip to Ragusa, Modica and Noto was excellent… though, our guide didn’t speak much English and served more as a driver to each site than an actual guide. Some local information was provided and some rudimentary conversation was had in Italian. It would have been appreciated to have individual maps provided ahead of the drop-offs. The water bottles provided were appreciated. A little less time in Ragusa would have allowed a bit more time in Noto. The recommendation to visit the Bonajuta chocolatier in Modica was appreciated - and is highly recommended. Our ‘guide’ was an excellent driver and did make two stops so that some great panoramic photos could be taken of Ragusa and Noto. Highly recommend visiting all three towns - given our circumstances, it was the best way for us to enjoy them within our schedule. Much appreciated!

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December 15, 2022

Sebastiano accompagnatore fantastico

January 4, 2023

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