Siracusa and Noto

Our Experience will begin with a visit to Siracusa, a fascinating and evocative place that Cicero defined “the most beautiful city of Magna Grecia”, a cultural capital from the Greek age to the Renaissance and Baroque period.

Unesco heritage, the city rises in the setting of an impressive natural harbor, enclosed on one side
by the island of Ortigia, founded in 734 BC by the Corinthian settlers who enjoyed a period of great political and cultural growth like Athens and Alexandria. One of the most important cities in eastern Sicily.
Surrounded by centuries of history, we will visit the Neapolis park, the historic center of Ortigia with the Temple of Minerva and the Fonte Aretusa, at the end of this wonderful journey through history we will indulge with a refreshing lunch based on local products.
After lunch our day will proceed with a visit to Noto, where we will enjoy a pleasant stroll along
its streets ranging from squares and stairs and decorated by bright honey-colored architectures.
Formerly called Neas by the Sicilians, Neaton by the Greeks and Netum by the Romans, the
capital of Sicilian Baroque, Noto was rebuilt for the last time in 1702 using three different styles of Baroque, perched on a plateau dominating the Asinaro valley.
The important Sicilian, Roman, Byzantine and then Arabian city was destroyed in its full splendor by the earthquake of 1693, but thanks to the wise reconstruction, Noto has become a magnifi- cent city of art, Unesco heritage, a real gem, truly unforgettable!


Pick-Up at Accommodation Visit of Syracuse and Ortigia Lunch
Visit of Noto

Tasting of typical products Return to Accommodation

Difficulty: Easy
Recommended equipment: trekking shoes (or sneakers), layered

Timings: Recommended start time at 08.30 Return around 17.30 / 18.00

clothing, waterproof hat jacket and sunglasses, cream protection.

Prices include: Pick-up from your accommodation, Insurance, Water Multilingual Guide, Entrance tickets to Neapolis Park