Archeology and art experience
Visiting the Archeological Park, which is our first step, will be like going back in time. You will feel the atmosphere of ancient times thanks to important Greek and Roman monuments and stories of some interesting characters linked with this place. You will have a chance to sit on the steps of the Greek theatre and to enter the Ear of Dionysius, an impressive large cave made by ancient Greeks.
Our second step will be Ortigia island, a magic place rich in history, art and traditions.
1. Archaeological Park Neapolis ( ticket € 10, 00) : Greek theatre, altar of Hieron II, the Ear of Dionysius, Roman amphitheatre
2. Ortigia - we will have a stroll through the labyrinth of narrow ancient streets; we will see there among others the ruins of Apollo Temple, the main square with the Cathedral that was built over an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and the Font of Arethusa, a picturesque place linked to a myth narrated by Ovid.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
The tour lasts approximately 4 hours; we need about 10/20 minutes to get from Neapolis to Ortigia (depending on the traffic); we can decide the start time according to your needs but you should ask first before booking
This is a walking tour but you need a car/ taxi to move from the Archeological Park Neapolis to Ortigia (historical centre); it is about 10/15 minutes drive
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 euro - Archeological park ticket € 10,00 per person
Cathedral € 2,00 per person
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a professional driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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We toured Syracuse, Noto, and Ragusa with Emilia. She has a great knowledge of these cities, including the most important sites and the history. Her explanations were detailed and spoken in a way that made good sense. She also has a great personality and the time we spent with her was a pleasure. We highly recommend Emilia.