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Full-Day Tour of Syracuse's Ancient Ruins, Ortygia & Noto

By Noema Viaggi 
Free cancellation available
11h
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Highlights

  • Extraordinary ruins & architecture of historic Syracuse

  • Greek & Roman amphitheatres in Neapolis Archaeological Park

  • Medieval old city & Fountain of Arethusa on isle of Ortygia

  • Siracusa Duomo, Ear of Dionysys & Latomia del Paradiso

  • Beautiful Baroque architecture of UNESCO-designated Noto

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Syracuse, Neapolis, Ortigia and Noto

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from central Taormina

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary

  • What's excluded

    Entrance fees to archaeological sites, museums and attractions

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • This tour departs from the Taormina Bus Terminal on Via Luigi Pirandello. Pick-up may also take place at Giardini Naxos, Recanati or Letojanni – you will confirm your exact pick-up location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • At least 8 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Journey back in time with a full-day visit to the mythical city of Syracuse. Explore centuries-old Greek and Roman ruins, stroll the medieval lanes of Ortygia and then visit the UNESCO-designated town of Noto to admire its spectacular Baroque architecture.

Travel toward the timeless streets of Syracuse, where the Greek ruins, medieval architecture and seaside orchards are an idyllic backdrop for a still-bustling modern metropolis.

Your first stop is at the Neapolis Archaeological Park, a fascinating concentration of Greek and Roman ruins. Wander through the orange and lemon groves that sit within the quarry walls of the Latomia del Paradiso, a narrow cavern that carries whispers easily from one end to the other. Pass the rock seats of a 5th-century Greek theatre and the 1st-century Roman amphitheatre, where gladiators once faced off against other soldiers and savage beasts.

Cross the bridge to Ortygia, the historic heart of the cita vecchia, which sits on an island in the centre of town. Pass by well-preserved Baroque palaces and churches, including the Duomo di Siracusa, a beautiful cathedral built on the site of a temple to the goddess Athena. Nearby, head to a terrace overlooking the sea and visit Arethusa, a fountain believed to be the home of a mythical water nymph.

Later, ride to the beautiful Baroque town of Noto. Stroll past elegant stone palaces and admire the graceful façades of churches in the golden late afternoon light before your return ride to Taormina.

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Activity Location

  • Syracuse Sicily

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Taormina Bus Terminal
  • Piazza Luigi Pirandello
  • Taormina Sicilia 98039
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