This cultural excursion will allow you to visit classical monuments of Greek and Roman Syracuse in the archaeological park of Neapolis. From the archaeological park, the tour moves on to visit the Ortygia Island, the heart of Syracuse. In the afternoon, you will be visit the town of Noto, considered a true "open air museum."
The first stop of this excursion will be the archaeological park of Neapolis (from Greek, “new city”), which is the most representative area of the ancient Greek city, where you will admire the majority of classical monuments of Greek and Roman Syracuse.From the large green spaces, walking through an old Roman street, you can get to many important archaeological monuments. This includes the Greek theater (used for classical performances), the Roman amphitheater, the Latomie with the Ear of Dyonisius and Cordary’s cave, the Ara of Ierone and The Church of San Nicolò ai Cordari.The tour will continue with a visit to the Ortygia Island, the heart of Syracuse. See Greek temples, Christian churches, Arabian streets and other important old palaces. You will visit The Arethusa Fountain and the Duomo square, surrounded by some beautiful baroque palaces.After lunch (not included in the price), you will head for Noto, considered a true "open air museum" and declared to be a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. In this unique town, known for its Sicilian Baroque style, it will be possible to admire the many palaces and churches that are together known as the "stone garden." Enjoy a walk along the main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, before wrapping up the tour.