Greek & Baroque
Syracuse, the Greek capital of Sicily contending with Athens
It is not surprising that it was once among the greatest cities in the Greek world. As testified by its theatre and ancient vestiges. Easily defensible with harbors on each side, a supply of fresh water and a fertile hinterland.
Pick up by your private Driver at your hotel and board a Premium Mercedes vehicle. Lean back and relax while driving (1h) south following the East coast.
Meet your private local Guide and start visiting the archaeological area incl. the Greek Theater, the Ear of Dionysius and more. This beautiful city has been built on Roman and Greek foundations. Its architecture echo’s the great art of the Renaissance and Baroque era all of which you’ll get to see on a Walking Tour of the city. The old town of Ortygia is quaint, charming and Baroque. This town is a great place to explore, with small shops and cafes as well as the ornate Cathedral.
The baroque town Noto represents for the colors of the stone and marble and architectural features, a southern twist on this impressive scenic style. One of the most beautiful palaces is Nicolaci-Villadorata Palace. It is located on the most stimulating street of the city, which has the Church of Montevergine as its scenographic backdrop. And don’t miss one of the best Gelato of Sicily.
Noto is the most spectacular of all Baroque towns in Sicily. Apart from the wonderful pale golden-yellow stone used for the buildings, the town is remarkable for its planning and its theatrical views and perspectives. Many of the finest churches in Noto are placed in strategic spots. There is homogeneity and coherence. Both in style and in civil and ecclesiastical architecture.