Full-day trip to the Capital of Barocco: Siracusa, Ortigia and Noto from Taormina

Full-day trip to the Capital of Barocco: Siracusa, Ortigia and Noto from Taormina

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Excursion to discover Baroque Sicily in small groups

Looking for an exciting way to explore the beauty and history of Sicily? This full-day tour of Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto tour departing from Taormina, discovering the Baroque wonders of the region, is the one that suits you best! 

Day tour to Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto from Taormina highlights: 

  • Enjoy a comfortable return transportation from Taormina/Giardini Naxos
  • Explore the characteristic architecture composition that makes Ortigia unique
  • Jump into the history of Syracuse with the visit at the Neapolis archeological park
  • Walk Noto’s streets autonomously during your free time
  • Sample a delicious traditional Sicilian lunch

Day tour to Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto from Taormina

Sicily is a land rich in history and culture, and it can be considered as one of the most important art basins of Italy.  With this full day tour, you will get to visit some of the most stunning locations on the island, the ancient city of Syracuse, the charming island of Ortigia and the Pearl of Barocco, Noto. 

Explore Syracuse historic center, Ortigia 

This Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto excursion departing from Taormina (or Giardini di Naxos) for small groups will begin with a scenic tour aboard our minivan, during which you will take in the eastern coast of Sicily, passing picturesque villages and splendid sea views. Soon you will reach, along with the art and history expert guide who will accompany you throughout the tour, the enchanting Ortigia, connected to Syracuse by a short bridge, consisting of a small but beautiful island that is considered the historic center of Syracuse. The island is full of winding streets, historic buildings, and is home to some of Sicily's most fascinating architecture, including the famous Fountain of Arethusa and the Piazza del Duomo, home to the splendid cathedral, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. The Duomo features an imposing façade, intricate interior decorations and a beautiful bell tower, and is definitely one of the attractions to visit during your Sicilian stay (we will only do so externally).
 Before continuing on to the next stop, you can savor authentic Sicilian flavors here in Ortigia with lunch included in the tour.

Explore one of the most important archeological sites of Italy in Siracusa

In Syracuse you will be transported back in time as you explore the historical origins of the Greek and Roman civilizations that inhabited the city for centuries at the Neapolis Archaeological Park. Prepare to be amazed at the impressive ruins that have survived the test of time! One of Syracuse's most iconic landmarks is the ancient Greek Theater, which dates back to the fifth century B.C. This impressive structure once held more than 15,000 spectators and was the site of many shows and performances. Today it is a popular tourist destination and definitely a must-see on any visit to Syracuse. Next, visit the major attractions of the archaeological park including the Roman Amphitheater, the Latomia del Paradiso, and the Ear of Dionysius. Let your imagination travel as your knowledgeable and passionate guide explains the historical origins of Syracuse.

Get to know the Baroque pearl, Noto

After lunch, we will make our way to Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning baroque architecture. Here you will have one hour of free time to walk through the streets of this charming town and admire the intricately designed buildings, which have been perfectly preserved since the 18th century. For example you can admire from the outside the Church of San Domenico and the Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, two of the most iconic buildings in the town, and you will also have+- the chance for a surprise tasting too!
As our day comes to an end, we will make our way back to Taormina, taking with us memories of the stunning sights, delicious cuisine, and rich history of Sicily.