Private tour to Syracuse - Archaeological Park and Ortigia with option of Food and Wine tasting
Your private professional guide will pick you up at your hotel in Syracuse or nearby towns, and in relaxed and friendly atmosphere you will arrive to Neapolis Archaeological park, UNESCO world heritage, one of the most important archaeological parks in Italy. Here you will discover the most significant monuments of ancient Greeks and Romans - the Greek Theater, the biggest Greek theater in Sicily, the legendary "Ear of Dionysius" cave, famous for its unique acoustics, the altar of Hiero, the ancient Greek quarries "Latomie", the Roman amphitheater, the Nympheum fountain, and enjoy beautiful local flora and spectacular panoramic view from the top of the hill.
By comfortable air conditioned car you will drive to Ortigia, historical center of Syracuse. You will sightsee the Greek Apollo Temple, the Cathedral Square, world heritage site, with its bright limestone buildings - the Cathedral, the most important baroque monument in Sicily, Palazzo Beneventano, that in the past was a site for the senate of the city, St. Lucy's Church, norman monument of fifteenth century dedicated to the patron saint of the city. The tour then continues to Arethusa Fountain. The legend tells that the nymph Arethusa, changed into a watercourse by her goddess Artemis in order to escape the attention of unwanted suitor Alpheus. Later we will arrive to the Jewish Quarter, Via Maestranza, the street where the nobility of the town had their pompous homes. Finally, you will arrive in Archimedes Square, and sightsee the neoclassical Fountain of Diana which reminds about the glorious past of Syracuse. The tour will end at the local fish and fruit market where you can feel this unforgettable atmosphere of Southern Italy.
After the walking tour, optionally you may visit one of the best wine restaurants in Syracuse, where you can taste 5 different types of excellent red and white Sicilian wines from Etna vineyards, accompanied by traditional Sicilian food (bruschettas, meat and cheese delicacies, vegetables, cherry tomatoes, fresh bread, olives and olive oil). Private tour guarantees individual approach, friendly atmosphere and personal attention from your guide.
Duration: 4 hours
Location: Syracuse Cathedral, Piazza Duomo Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Food tasting (optionally)
- Wine tasting (optionally)
- Entry/Admission - Syracuse Cathedral
- Entrance fees to Archaeological park (10 euro for adults, discounts for children)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Our tour guide, Marco, seems to love history and giving tours of his beautiful and historic city of Siracusa. It was a very informative tour, and he happily answered all of our many questions. We spent a lot of time in the Archaeological Park which was amazing and we opted to do the food and wine tasting at the end which we also enjoyed. I highly recommend this tour.