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. Syracuse, The Greek Capital Of Sicily Contending With Athens. The city of Archimedes. For centuries it was the key to the control of the Mediterranean.
from Syracuse Port
Meet your private Driver at the port and board a Premium Mercedes vehicle. Drive to the archeological area which is located outside the island of Ortygia.
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. Time for a lunch break before driving back.
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. Don’t miss one of the best Gelati of Sicily.
Drop off at The Port
The south-eastern area of the island is also the baroque capital of Sicily, another grand season in Sicilian art. A UNESCO Heritage site, Noto is, quite simply, the apotheosis of Baroque town planning and architecture. Completely destroyed by the terrible 1693 earthquake, it was rebuilt from scratch on a new site, a few miles away from the old centre.