From Catania: Neapolis of Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

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Embark on an unforgettable adventure from Catania to uncover the ancient secrets of Neapolis' archaeological park, where the majestic remnants of Greek and Roman civilizations await discovery. Next, set sail for the captivating Ortygia Island, followed by a visit to the charming town of Noto, where the stunning examples of Sicilian Baroque architecture will leave you mesmerized.


Embark on a captivating journey through the storied past of Sicily on a comprehensive day-long adventure. Delve into the ancient ruins of Neapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you'll have the freedom to explore the majestic remnants of Greek and Roman Syracuse at your leisure. Following a convenient pickup from your Catania accommodation, you'll be transported to the archaeological wonders of Syracuse. Wander through the ancient Roman streets and marvel at iconic landmarks, including the impressive Greek Theatre, boasting one of the largest caveas built by the ancient Greeks. As you stroll, be sure to discover the fascinating Latomie, featuring the enigmatic "Ear of Dionysius" limestone cave, as well as the charming Christian Church of San Nicolò ai Cordari. Be amazed by the Amphitheatre of the Roman imperial era and more. Next, make your way to the enchanting Ortygia Island, the historical heart of Syracuse, where ancient Greek temples, Christian churches, and Arabian streets await. Marvel at the picturesque Arethusa fountain and Piazza del Duomo, adorned with stunning baroque palaces, such as the Beneventano del Bosco Palace and Senate Palace. After lunch, venture to the charming town of Noto, renowned for its unique Sicilian Baroque architecture, which earned it a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in 2002. Wander through the open-air museum and admire the breathtaking Corso Vittorio Emanuele, where magnificent palaces and churches come together to form the "Stone Garden."

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