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.
Then we will move to Noto, a charming town rich in history and art. You will discover this for yourself as soon as you start your stroll along the main street . You will feel as though you are in an open-air museum, being surrounded by churches and palaces of significant beauty.
Apart from religious buildings like the cathedral we must not miss seeing the breathtaking Baroque balconies of Nicolaci Palace. Many other interesting monuments like Fontana d'Ercole and Tina di Lorenzo Theatre will make your visit unforgettable
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.
Royal Gate (Porta Reale)
Saint Francis of Assisi Square
Santa Chiara Church
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
The tour in Siracusa lasts approximately 4 hours; we need about 10/15 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.
From Siracusa to Noto there is about 40 min drive; in Noto we will spend 2/3 hours
In Syracuse it 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.
The transport from Siracusa to Noto is not included; in Noto it is a walking tour;
If needed, I can arrange the transport from Siracusa to Noto. In this case contact me before booking so I can create a customized tour for you.
- 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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The tour was excellent - Emilia the guide knew her stuff and made sure we saw the ruins, sights, and highlights. Weather was not ideal but the tour was still great. Noto was really unique and we were happy that we took the time to see it. Highly recommended!