Sicily Day Excursion

Syracuse, Ortigia Marzamemi, and Noto

A wonderful Sicily Tour in a Day Trip to the discovery of Syracuse, Ortigia, Marzamemi, and Noto

Sicily Day Excursions

Sicily Tour Code: DE11

Syracuse, Ortigia, Marzamemi & Noto

Escorted Tour of Sicily

This is a fantastic full day, one-day excursion, an Escorted Tour of Sicily in the fabulous baroque style.

At first, our expert drivers will pick you up from your preferred location. Then, they will drive to the first stop Noto. Speaking about this fabulous baroque styled town, we have to underline that it has one of Sicily’s most beautiful historic centres.

After, we will proceed to Marzamemi.

Finally, our One Day Excursion will end in Ortigia, Syracuse.

Sicily Tour Itinerary

Syracuse, Ortigia, Marzamemi and Noto

Sicily Tour – Travel Itinerary

Syracuse, Ortigia, Marzamemi, and Noto Day Excursion

St Nicholas Cathedral

First of all, we will visit the St Nicholas Cathedral. As long as you want, here you will have the opportunity of climbing to the top of the bell tower. Above all, at the top, you will admire the breath-taking views.

Then, our next stop is one to the most Southern point of Sicily, Marzamemi.

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Marzamemi & Piazza Regina Margherita

Overall, Marzamemi is a small fishing village with a poetic name. Actually, this is a great stop for lunch and a visit to the picturesque Piazza Regina Margherita.

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Heading to Syracuse – Ortigia

Afterwards, on route to Siracusa, we will stop in Ortigia. Particularly, the old city of Siracusa separated by a narrow channel.

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Ortigia – The Duomo & the Temple of Athena

Eventually, you will have the opportunity to visit The Duomo, the Temple of Athena.

Also, you can wander around the shaded, sandy coloured streets taking in the large baroque palazzos.

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Syracuse & Greek amphitheatre

Then, we will move on to the Siracusa archaeological site.

Indeed, the site contains the impressive remains of the ancient city and the active Greek amphitheatre (charged locally).

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Journey back & Italian Ice Cream

At last, our journey back to your favourite location will finish with an ice cream stop.

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Prices

Syracuse, Ortigia Marzamemi, and Noto

1-3 Persons4-6 Persons7-8 Persons
Escorted Tour of Sicily – Price per Group
€ 480€ 530€ 570

Tour Info

  • On receiving your booking we will contact you to arrange your pick up location, time and address or any special requirements you may have.
  • Please note
    This is a private Sicily excursion with a dedicated driver and vehicle. The price DOES NOT INCLUDE Entrance fees to archaeological sites. All of our excursions and Sicily tours have been organised for pick up within a 10km radius of Taormina and Giardini Naxos. We would be more than happy to quote for pick up outside this area.
  • We apply the following Conditions of Sale.

Price Include

  • Private executive vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • Water on board
  • Local tolls
  • Insurance
  • VAT 10%

Price Does Not Include

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • Costs of wine degustations and lunches

Info About Syracuse in Sicily

Travel Tips About Syracuse in Sicily

Welcome to Syracuse, a captivating city nestled on the eastern coast of Sicily, Italy. Steeped in history, Syracuse offers an enchanting blend of ancient ruins, Baroque architecture, and stunning landscapes. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, an art lover, or a nature admirer, Syracuse promises a unique and memorable experience. In this section, we’ll delve into the rich history, cultural treasures, and must-visit attractions that make Syracuse an unmissable destination.

History of Syracuse

Founded by the ancient Greeks in the 8th century BC, Syracuse quickly flourished as one of the most powerful city-states in the Mediterranean. It was home to famous thinkers like Archimedes and renowned leaders like Dionysius the Elder. Over the centuries, Syracuse witnessed the rise and fall of various civilizations, including the Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs, each leaving their indelible mark on the city’s cultural tapestry.

Cultural Attractions

Syracuse boasts an impressive array of cultural attractions that reflect its storied past. The Archaeological Park of Neapolis is a must-visit, housing ancient Greek and Roman ruins, including the impressive Greek Theatre and the Ear of Dionysius, a remarkable cave known for its unique acoustic properties. The Ortigia Island, the historical heart of Syracuse, offers a charming maze of narrow streets, picturesque piazzas, and ornate Baroque buildings, such as the Cathedral of Syracuse and Palazzo Beneventano del Bosco.

Natural Beauty

Beyond its historical and cultural treasures, Syracuse is blessed with breathtaking natural landscapes. The city is surrounded by crystal-clear waters, offering idyllic beaches and stunning coastal views. Nature lovers can explore the Plemmirio Marine Protected Area, a paradise for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts, or take a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade, enjoying panoramic vistas of the Ionian Sea.

Local Cuisine

No visit to Syracuse would be complete without indulging in its delectable cuisine. Influenced by its multicultural heritage, Sicilian cuisine is a gastronomic delight, offering a tantalizing blend of flavors and aromas. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor local specialties like arancini (rice balls), fresh seafood dishes, and mouthwatering cannoli, paired perfectly with a glass of Sicilian wine or a refreshing granita.

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