Syracuse Private Walking Tour with option of Food and Wine Tasting

6 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

Enjoy a private walking tour around the historical center of Syracuse, ancient island Ortigia. You will meet your local guide at Apollo temple, the oldest Greek temple in Sicily. During this 2 to 2.5hr tour, professional guide will tell you many interesting facts and reveal the secrets about the rich history, culture and everyday life of one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in the world. Private tour guarantees friendly atmosphere and personal attention from your guide.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Prestelli Sicily Tours

You will meet your guide at the ancient Greek Apollo Temple, and we will start this small group walking tour, during which you will discover many interesting facts and discover the secrets of rich history, culture and everyday life of Syracuse.

You will sightsee the Cathedral Square, world heritage site, with its bright limestone buildings - the Cathedral, the most important baroque monument in Sicily, Palazzo Beneventano, that in the past was a site for the senate of the city, St. Lucy's Church, norman monument of fifteenth century dedicated to the patron saint of the city. The tour then continues to Arethusa Fountain. The legend tells that the nymph Arethusa, changed into a watercourse by her goddess Artemis/Diana in order to escape the attention of unwanted suitor Alpheus (Alfeo).

Later we will arrive to  the Jewish Quarter, Via Maestranza, the street where the nobility of the town had their pompous homes. Finally, you will arrive in  Archimedes Square, and sightsee the neoclassical Fountain of Diana which reminds about the glorious past of Syracuse. The tour will end at the local fish and fruit market where you can feel this unforgettable atmosphere of Southern Italy.

After the walking tour, optionally we may arrive to one of the best wine bars in Syracuse, where you can taste 5 different  types of excellent red and white Sicilian wines from Etna vineyards, accompanied by traditional Sicilian food (bruschettas, meat and cheese delicacies, vegetables, cherry tomatoes, fresh bread, olives and olive oil).
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