From Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto Full-Day Tour

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Embark on a captivating adventure through the captivating realms of Sicily, where the echoes of the past await. Delve into the rich Ancient Greek heritage of Syracuse, a city steeped in historic grandeur. Next, find yourself enchantingly enveloped by the "Garden of Stone" in Noto, nestled at the foothills of the majestic Iblean Mountains. Let the timeless beauty of these two Sicilian cities transport you to an era of wonder and awe.


Delve into the rich Greek heritage of Syracuse, an island city steeped in history, where the remnants of the Apollo and Athena temples on Ortygia Island whisper secrets of the past. Wander through the ancient Greek theater, explore the Neapolis stone quarries, and uncover the mysteries of Epipoli, a site shrouded in legend. As you stroll through the city, pass by the cathedral, where the ancient Temple of Athena's roots date back to the 5th century BC. Unravel the legend of Arethusa, the enigmatic patron of Syracuse, and marvel at Caravaggio's masterpieces in the Basilica of Santa Lucia. Next, find yourself enchanted by the "Garden of Stone" in Noto, a city reborn in Baroque splendor on Meti Hill, after a devastating earthquake in 1693. Here, the air is alive with the whispers of history, waiting to be uncovered.

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