Introducing The Southeast of Syracuse & The Southeast
Dominated by the Monti Iblei hills, Sicily's southeast harbours some of the island's most beautiful towns. In particular, Unesco-listed Noto, Modica and Ragusa stand out for their sumptuous baroque architecture and stunning historic centres. And while these places are not exactly undiscovered they are not yet on the main tourist radar, and outside of peak periods are largely free of visitors. Elsewhere, the region is quietly rural, its gently rugged landscape characterised by weathered limestone cliffs and deep rocky gorges.
Explore Sicily's ancient sites and lively culture by bike
Noto and Marzamemi Day Trip from Taormina
Get to know Sicily’s deep southeast on a day trip to Noto and Marzamemi from Taormina! After exploring the town of Noto with a local host and admiring its Baroque architecture, travel along the Noto coast and stop at Villa Romana del Tellaro, an ancient villa with stunning mosaics.