Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto, Private Tour from Catania

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Knowledgeable and passionate multilingual driver/tour leader Hotel pickup and drop-off in Catania and nearby area Free Snack with typical Sicilian street food, water, and Etna wine Small group maximum 8 people Informative brochure and maps for the archeological areas

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Sicily Day By Day

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Stop At: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

The tour will start with the visit of the Neapolis in Syracuse, the famous archaeological park in the countryside of Syracuse. This place hosts, amonst the others, the Greek Theatre, Ear of Dionysius and the Latomie. you’ll discover the second biggest Greek Theater in the world and an Roman amphitheater. We will descend into a limestone quarry which is now a very green and peaceful area filled with lemon and orange trees where we can admire a carved out cave called Dionysius' Ear. Our guide is not allowed to enter inside the area. We will provide for an informative brochure and map. The stop here lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes give or take

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ortigia

We will then reach the lovely peninsula of Ortygia. We will pass from the historical market, where you will taste typical Sicilian specialities, and you will discover folk every day situations. Then we will see the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, with a lovely walking, you will finally admire the Duomo square with its beautiful white Cathedral of “Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception”, erected on the Ancient Greek temple of Athena. The walk will continue till the Fountain of Arethusa, a legendary fresh water spring with a fountain, where will see the Papyrus plantation.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

After lunch we will drive to Noto, a jewel of Sicilian Baroque, Unesco heritage. Noto is considered an “open air museum”. Here we will visit its main street coming from the “Porta Reale”, passing by the Church of St. Francesco with the majestic staircase. Palazzo Ducezio is located in Piazza Municipio. Admiring the many palaces and churches , you cannot miss the visit of the Cathedral Church with the Bishop’s Palace and the Church of San Salvatore. Noto is considered the capital of the Baroque in Sicily, thank to its stone garden.

Duration: 1 hour
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