Siracusa & Noto

In this tour, you will immerse yourself among the wonders of Sicilian Baroque and ancient history. You will visit the island of Ortigia and the Archaeological Park of Neapolis in Syracuse, witnesses to millennia of history. Continuing on, you will be enchanted by the magnificent Baroque architectures of Noto, which glow with a golden warmth under the Sicilian sun.

Duration

6h

Difficulty

Easy

Our tour will begin in the historic city of Syracuse, a city of unparalleled beauty and charm, celebrated by Cicero as “the most beautiful city of Magna Graecia.” This precious jewel of the Mediterranean, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands in a charming bay, embraced by the island of Ortigia, founded in 734 BC by Corinthian colonists. Syracuse, a cultural capital from the Greek era to the Baroque renaissance, rivaled in grandeur and splendor with the most illustrious cities of its time, such as Athens and Alexandria.

Immersed in centuries of history, we will explore the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, the heart of ancient Syracuse, and then lose ourselves among the alleys of Ortigia’s historic center. Here, we will admire the Temple of Minerva, transformed into a majestic Christian cathedral, and be enchanted by the legendary Fountain of Arethusa, a freshwater spring emerging just steps from the sea.

After a morning steeped in history, we will take a break, savoring the authentic flavors of this land, rich in culinary traditions. In the afternoon, our journey will continue towards the splendid Noto, the undisputed capital of Sicilian Baroque. Walking along its main course, we will be amazed by the honey-colored facades of its architecture, which shine under the Sicilian sun. We will admire squares and staircases that seem part of a painting, in a succession of architectural masterpieces that tell the story of the city’s rebirth after the devastating earthquake of 1693. Noto, reborn from its ashes on a new site in 1702, offers itself to visitors as a magnificent city of art, a UNESCO treasure that enchants at every glance. Its Baroque elegance, with its churches, palaces, and gardens, makes it an unforgettable experience for anyone traveling through Sicily.

  • Pick-up at your accommodation.
  • Visit to Syracuse and Ortigia.
  • Lunch.
  • Visit to Noto.
  • Tasting of typical products.
  • Return to the hotel.

 

Recommended Equipment

Comfortable shoes, layered clothing, waterproof jacket, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Included Services

Pick-up from your accommodation, insurance, and water.

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