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The Barocco Experience: Full Day tour from Catania of Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto

Discover the stunning baroque centers of Sicily

Highlights

  • Travel comfortably with our top notch vehicles from Catania
  • 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.8.5 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 Catania 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.

Syracuse’s Archaeological Park is one of many historic attractions on the island, but few are so complete. That’s your first stop on the tour after leaving Catania by a comfortable minivan, 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.

Once you’re done at Archaeological Park in Syracuse, you’ll be heading for the city’s historic center which just so happens to be on the island of Ortigia. Meet up with a local guide who will introduce you to the Cathedral, the Maniace Castle and the Aretusa fountain. 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!

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 refreshing granita too!

Inclusions

  • Comfortable return transport from Catania
  • Professional English Speaking Driver
  • Guided visit of the Syracuse archaeological park with professional guide
  • Guided walking tour of Ortigia with guide
  • Typical Sicilian lunch
  • Free time in Noto
  • Surprise tasting in Noto
  • Water on board

Meeting Point

PIAZZA DUOMO
Piazza Duomo, Catania. Look for our guide next to the Elephant Fountain.

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 suggest good walking shoes (no flip-flops!) as well as hat and sunscreen.

Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine.

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