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Full Day tour of Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto from Taormina

Discover the stunning baroque centers of Sicily

Highlights

  • Travel comfortably with our top notch vehicles from Taormina/ Giardini di Naxos 
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Syracuse archaeological park from an expert guide
  • Take a guide walking tour of the island of Ortigia and discover its landmarks
  • Enjoy free time admiring in thestunning baroque town of Noto
  • Taste a typical Sicilian lunch

Departure

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat at 8.00 AM

DURATION

Approx. 10.5 hours

period

APRIL 1 to OCTOBER 31

language

English

Description

Sicily’s Baroque towns are one of the island’s most evocative hidden wonders, and this full day trip from Taormina/Giardini di Naxos, introduces you to three of the best. See ancient Syracuse and its historic center on the island of Ortigia, and bask in Noto’s Baroque magnificence.

The first stop on the tour after leaving Taormina or Giardini di Naxos by a comfortable minivan on the island of Ortigia, which happens to be the historic center of Syracuse. Meet up with a local guide who will introduce you, from outside, to the Cathedral, the Aretusa fountain and many other attractions of the city centre. You can ask your guide all questions you have about the beautiful town while you’re there, but don’t keep them for too long otherwise your lunch, which is included in the tour, will get cold.

Syracuse’s Archaeological Park is one of many historic attractions on the island, but few are so complete. That’s your second stop on the tour after leaving Ortigia, and you’re going to be blown away. Constructed five centuries before Christ and then rebuilt eight centuries later, it’s centered around the Teatro Greco, a 16,000-seat amphitheater. Other key sites you shouldn’t miss include the Latomia del Paradiso, the limestone quarry for which the stone that built the city was extracted. 

Noto is one of the most picturesque locations in Sicily, and possibly even of all Italy. The Baroque city which lies southwest of Syracuse is known for its Baroque architecture. You’ll have an hour of free time to take in as much as you can of the elegant palazzi and churches. If you’re unsure where to go in your free time, the Corso Vittorio Emanuele is always a good bet. There’ll be a stop for a surprise tasting too before heading back to Taormina or Giardini di Naxos.

Inclusions

  • Personalized attention
  • Professional English speaking driver
  • Round-trip transportation from Taormina/Giardini Naxos by luxury A/C Mercedes Minivan or
  • Minibus
  • Guided walking tour of Siracusa (Ortigia) with professional English speaking guide
  • Guided visit of Siracusa archeological park
  • Typical Sicilian lunch
  • Noto visit with free time
  • Surprise tasting in Noto
  • Water on board

Meeting Point

This tour departs from Taormina and from Giardini Naxos. Choose the departure point at the moment of booking.

TAORMINA (7:45am)
Piazza S. Antonio Abate, 98039 Taormina, ME.


GIARDINI NAXOS (8:15am)

Viale Dionisio, 12, 98035 Giardini Naxos, ME

Notes

Please note that Italy's law doesn't permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
We strongly suggest good walking shoes (no flip-flops!) as well as hat and sunscreen.

 

*please note that from 25 March 2024 the tour will include a stop with surprise tasting in Catania instead of the stop in Noto*

Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine.

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