Visit Syracuse, one of the most important and strategic political centers in ancient Greece. The city of Archimedes, the Greek capital of Sicily contending with Athens, as testified by its theatre and ancient vestiges. For centuries it was the key to the control of the Mediterranean. Easily defensible with harbors on each side. A supply of fresh water and a fertile hinterland. It is not surprising that it was once among the greatest cities in the Greek world.
What to expect
After pick up by your private Guide Driver at your hotel in Taormina.
Arrive in SYRACUSE, the Greek capital of Sicily contending with Athens, as testified by its theatre and ancient vestiges. They lie in a splendid natural scenery enhanced by the light and beauty of its coast. Visit ORTYGIA (the old city center) and the archaeological area with the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysius and more.
Following drive to the baroque town of NOTO. It represents for the colors of the stone and marble and architectural features, a southern twist on this impressive scenic style. Don’t miss one of the best Gelati of Sicily.
Drop off at your hotel
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 are placed in strategic spots. There is homogeneity and a coherence of style in both civil and ecclesiastical architecture.