Syracuse: Guided Walking Tour of Secret Ortygia
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
Your 3-hour tour starts from the Temple of Apollo, one of the oldest Doric temples of the Magna Graecia (Great Greece). Walking along the ancient Greek main road, which today houses characteristic artisan boutiques, you will reach the cathedral of St. Lucy. The beauty of the cathedral, UNESCO-listed since 2005, predominates this square. The charming Baroque facade and its structure hold one of the most important and famous Doric monument in all Sicily, the Temple of Athena. Stroll though the alleys of the Jewish Quarter, discovering hidden places out of the classic tourist routes. The visit continues underground, exploring the ancient hypogeum (catacombs) of the Capuchin Friars. This subterranean area is full of history and tradition, consisting of a labyrinth of tunnels which were primarily used as aqueduct by the Greeks and Romans. These tunnels were also used during World Wa...
Join this 4-hour guided tour and see another side of Sicily. Start your trip with pickup from your hotel. Jump in an air-conditioned car and enjoy a scenic ride to the ghost town of Noto. Explore the town, now reclaimed by nature, and visit the most important ruins with stories and accounts of what was one of the most important cities in Sicily. Learn about the town and the earthquake that struck it from your guide. Walk along a 2,800-year-old road to the bottom of the canyon and admire a stunning stream, serene pools, and waterfalls. Follow along the stream for a relaxing walk and take in your natural surroundings.
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