Syracuse and its archaeology

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Tour Number

Activity Level

122967


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Discovering the Greek, Roman and Medieval city


Cicero described Syracuse as the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of all (Verrine, II, IV, 117). Established in 733 B. C. by Corinthian colonists, Syracuse played a starring role in Mediterranean history, becoming the political and cultural heart of Sicily until the Arab conquest in 878 A. D. The historical importance of the city reverberates through its enormous archaeological heritage, which may be regarded as the perfect interpretation of the history of ancient Sicily. This becomes evident by looking at the whole city, from Plemmirio to Epipole, from the Neapolis Park to Ortygia, from the "Borgata di Santa Lucia" (the hamlet of St. Lucy) to the showcases of the "Paolo Orsi" Museum.

Itinerary

Our tour will start in the Eurialo Castle, whose construction was ordered by Dionysius the Elder (402-397 B. C. ). It was built on the most vulnerable part of the Epipole area and represented the most important fortification of Syracuse until the Roman siege in 212 B. C. The complex defence structures of the castle will be the starting point of our tour through the archaeology of Syracuse. We will proceed with the Neapolis Archaeological Park to visit the Greek theatre, the latomies, the altar of Hieron II and the Roman Amphitheatre. Finally, we will visit the island of Ortygia that discloses exceptional Greek, Roman and Late Antiquity monuments

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Walking and public transportation

What’s Included

Other: Expert-led cultural tour with English-speaking Guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

26 Eur - Entrance tickets to: Eurialo Castle (€4,00 per person), Neapolis Archaeological Park (€ 10,00 per person), Cathedral (€ 2,00 per person).
Parking fees: more or less € 10,00 per car

What’s Extra

Other: The price doesn't include the entrance ticket to the monuments, the public transportation, the parking fees and the food.

I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 2 people and need a larger vehicle.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    122967


    Categories

    City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

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