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  • Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto Transfer and Tour

    1. Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto Transfer and Tour

    After being picked up from your accommodation in Catania, visit the magnificent Neapolis in Syracuse. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, this famous archaeological park houses a Greek theatre. With the help of a guide sheet, admire the impressive ruins of this stunning site.  After visiting Syracuse, journey to the lovely peninsula of Ortigia. Starting from the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, enjoy a gentle stroll to reach the spectacular white cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Take in this idyllic cathedral, before stopping off at the Fountain of Arethusa, a legendary fresh water spring. For lunch you have the option to enjoy a classic sicilian snack made of Tavola Calda, with water and red wine. Or, if you prefer, you will have 1 hour of free time to have lunch in one of the amazing restaurants in the alleys of the city. Upon reaching Noto, you will exp...

    This could have been a fantastic trip. Our driver/guide was excellent. She made some quick decisions en route when faced with a blockage on the highway. However, the 4x4 was most uncomfortable. There were 7 of us in an 8 seater vehicle. It was very, very hot and the air con did not do the job. If it was blasted out, the driver had to shout out information. As it was, at each stop, we were in a state of heat exhaustion. The 2 people in the back row had even less access to air than we did in the 2nd row. I cannot recommend this company and their vehicle.

  • Syracuse: Food & Wine Walking Tour

    2. Syracuse: Food & Wine Walking Tour

    Enjoy an evening of gastronomic and cultural discoveries with a passionate local guide. Your guide will share the secrets of ancient Syracuse with you and invite you to dine in the authentic family Tavernas hidden among the small streets of Ortigia. These tavernas are always known for their charm, hospitality and, of course, delicious traditional cooking. The tour perfectly combines wine and food with a walking tour of the most important monuments in the old city: Piazza San Rocco; Piazza Duomo; Santa Lucia church; Piazza San Giuseppe; the Jewish district; Piazza Archimede; and many other treasures. First Stop: Seafood with white wine and Prosecco; fresh breaded fish of the day; mussels soup in a Sicilian style; tuna in sweet-sour onion sauce; little fresh fish fried in olive oil; Sicilian white wine and Grillo IGP Sicilia tasting. Second Stop...

    Our guide Valera was wonderful. She kept us entertained and interested, the food was excellent as was the wine. We got to see some amazing places and she pointed out other places of interest for us to visit later. A really enjoyable experience.

  • Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

    3. Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

    The first stop on this 8-hour tour is Noto, the Garden of Stone, noted for its Baroque heritage. After the massive 1693 earthquake, Noto was rebuilt on Meti Hill. The town’s origins date to the Early Bronze Age. Continue to Modica and visit the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily. The city also has a rich history and a wonderful architectural heritage. See the cathedrals of San Giorgio and San Pietro and the Palazzo Polara and Palazzo Napolino-Tommasi Rosso, among others. Ragusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage in 2002 for its monuments of the late Baroque period. Visit examples of this style including its cathedrals and palaces.

    Great day - saw all the highlights - time to explore at leisure - gorgeous hill towns - loved the drive between Modica and Ragusa - deep valley and hillsides of vineyards

  • Ortigia: Private Walking Tour and Boat Trip

    4. Ortigia: Private Walking Tour and Boat Trip

    Discover the most important buildings and monuments, enjoy hidden corners of Ortigia and feel the exceptional atmosphere of Southern Italy visiting colorful fruit and fish markets. See the Greek Apollo Temple, Archimedes Square with neoclassical Fountain of Diana which displays the glorious past of Syracuse, the Cathedral Square, and Palazzo Beneventano. Pass through the Jewish Quarter and on to Arethusa Fountain. Then, reach the port where you will be presented to the boat commander and your marine adventure will begin. Sail along the coastline exploring beautiful limestone caves with a possibility to dive into crystalline waters of the Ionian Sea from the boat. Enjoy a traditional lunch of locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, mushrooms, vegetables, fresh bread, and homemade olive oil accompanied by excellent local wine.

  • Sicily: 8-Day Small Group Highlights Tour

    5. Sicily: 8-Day Small Group Highlights Tour

    To begin, take a walk with your native local guide who will reveal Taormina’s culture, architecture, natural and political history, and tell stories about the Sicilian people and their traditions. Conquered by the Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Byzantines, and Normans, Taormina boasts a rich and fascinating history and a robust mix of styles. Discover little streets and hidden corners that give Taormina a special charm. The next day involves a half-day trip to the small antique villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agro located on the mountains. See the places where the most famous scenes of the Godfather movies were made. Next, get a real taste of Taormina. Savor its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful food and wine traditions alive. Just follow your expert guide through the town and eat and drink like the locals. The next day involves an adven...

  • From Taormina: Siracusa & Noto Small-Group Tour

    6. From Taormina: Siracusa & Noto Small-Group Tour

    Start your day at 8:00 AM with a pickup from the pre-arranged meeting point in Taormina. Once you have enjoyed a pleasant meet-and-greet with your driver, head to Syracuse, taking in all the sights along the way.  Your first stop of the day will be the archaeological park of the Neapolis. Here, you'll be able to admire the site's Greek and Roman heritage by witnessing landmarks such as the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysius and the Latomie. Afterwards, you will move to the lovely Ortigia Island, the historical centre of Syracuse which is connected to the city by a short bridge. Here, you will walk through the alleys and the squares of the old town discovering its landmarks, starting from the ruins of the temple of Apollo, to the Cathedral and the Arethusa Fountain. During your visit of Ortigia, a light lunch with local products will be offered; alternatively, you could decide to have l...

  • Noto: Winery Tour and Tasting in the Val di Noto

    7. Noto: Winery Tour and Tasting in the Val di Noto

    Visit a charming winery in the heart of the Val di Noto. Learn about Sicilian wines at an estate spread over rolling hills among vineyards and almond groves.

    Visit the vineyards and the winery, and enjoy a tasting of 5 different Sicilian wines. Try 3 different locally-produced olive oils to go with your wine and be treated to samples of other local products and specialties. Choose the option with lunch and enjoy some delicious Sicilian cuisine to pair with your tasting.

  • Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

    8. Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

    Day 1 After getting picked up at Catania Airport, enjoy a welcome aperitif in the company of your local guide in Catania. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the city during which you will see iconic landmarks such as the Duomo Square, The cathedral fi Saint Agatha, Roman Amphitheatre, and Bellini Park. Day 2 Start your day with a light trek on Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna. After your trek, re-energize with a traditional Italian lunch at a family-run restaurant. You will also be able to sample some local wines from the Etna region. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the town of Taormina at your own pace before heading up to Castelmola, where you can sample the region's famous almond wine served with delicious biscuits. Finish the day by watching the breathtaking sunset in the village of Savoca, one of Italy's prettiest villages and...

  • Syracuse: Fruit Orchard Tour with Tasting

    9. Syracuse: Fruit Orchard Tour with Tasting

    Take a break from your usual routine and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sicilian landscapes. Be surrounded by unspoiled greenery in magnificent scenery, where even the smallest insect will seem distinct to your eyes. Enter a fairytale world framed by wonderful tropical fruit trees, originating from Mexico and Brazil, such as mango and avocado. Rediscover tranquility, nature, and the forgotten rhythms of life on an inimitable experience. Walk through ancient and fertile Sicilian lands as the owner of the orchard tells you the story of their cultivation. Understand the Sicilian agricultural culture, from ancient times until today. To conclude the experience, collect and taste local fruits. Sample some delicious jam made from these fruits while soaking in an incredible landscape. Let time stand still as you spend a day in the lap of nature.

  • Syracuse: Traditional Menu Cooking Class

    10. Syracuse: Traditional Menu Cooking Class

    Gathering relatives and friends around a table full of home-cooked meals is the Sicilian way. Enjoy a personal cooking class in Chef Teresa's kitchen or your home. Learn how to cook traditional Sicilian dishes in the welcoming warmth of Syracuse. Local wine will be served to enhance the flavors of the cooked dishes, including an appetizer, a main course, and dessert.

    See how family traditions, creativity, and locally-sourced ingredients are intertwined in the creation of homemade dishes. Discover traditional cooking methods that you can apply in creating your own menu at home.

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What people are saying about Province of Syracuse

The tour is well-timed and you can see beautiful cities with a lot to see inside and around. The Real highlight though was our guide Alessio who leads this tour. He is not only well-researched and speaks perfect English, but he is also very charismatic, funny, entertaining and cool, that it feels like travelling with a friend - a friend who knows his Region and beyond and is also a safe and good driver. We can recommend this Tour as much as possible!

Special thanks to Gioele, who took care about us during the whole trip and gave us all the important information about all places that we visited. He was very professional and made a very nice company to us, even though it was very hot weather. Thank you very much.

Great day - saw all the highlights - time to explore at leisure - gorgeous hill towns - loved the drive between Modica and Ragusa - deep valley and hillsides of vineyards

Great tour. We were just 3 people and I was glad that the tour wasn't cancelled. Thanky you Carlos.

If you love history and culture, this tour experience is for you.