Syracuse and Ortigia

Tour Number

Activity Level

155180


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Syracuse and the island of Ortigia


In the morning meet your expert driver guide and continue to Syracuse - one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily, surrounded by Ionic sea. Oldest part of the city is called Ortigia where you can find the architectural remains from different century's- Greeks, Romans, Saracens, Spanish and others have build there best examples of architecture. The most curious is of course The cathedral, because part of the wall of the church is old Temple of Athena from 6th century B. C. , later Christianity adapted it as their own church and it became Christian church and final baroque façade was made by Andrea Palma in 1725-1753, statues are made by Ignazio Marabitti. Nearby the cathedral of St. Mary You will find local government house called as well Palazzo del Vermexio, what have been made 1629- 1633 , just before the destructive earthquake in 1693.

Itinerary

In the morning meet your expert driver guide and continue to Syracuse - one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily, surrounded by Ionic sea. Oldest part of the city is called Ortigia where you can find the architectural remains from different century's- Greeks, Romans, Saracens, Spanish and others have build there best examples of architecture. The most curious is of course The cathedral, because part of the wall of the church is old Temple of Athena from 6th century B. C. , later Christianity adapted it as their own church and it became Christian church and final baroque façade was made by Andrea Palma in 1725-1753, statues are made by Ignazio Marabitti. Nearby the cathedral of St. Mary You will find local government house called as well Palazzo del Vermexio, what have been made 1629- 1633 , just before the destructive earthquake in 1693.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Port of Call or Place of Stay

End location: Port of Call or Place of Stay

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Luxury air conditioned Mercedes vehicle or similar

What’s Included

Other: Luxury air conditioned Mercedes vehicle or similar - Pick up and drop off right on the dock- English speaking Driver for the day at disposal- All local Taxes, gasoline, highway/parking tolls, driver's meal
Free water bottles and soda drinks.
Stops along the drive to the most beautiful spot where you can enjoy the landscapes and take as much pictures you wish.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Euro € - Extra costs are depending if you desire to stop for lunch in a restaurant, in a bar, a visit in a museum or a church which is requiring a ticket etc

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance Tickets - Meals

Tour price are from 1 to 3 travellers

I can customize up to 8 people and also from other ports of call or place of stay.

Please inquire before booking if your group is larger than 3.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.

Private tour guide Simon

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