- Day trip to Syracuse from Taormina, led by a friendly local guide
- Explore Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse’s archeological zone (entry own expense)
- See well-preserved Roman and Greek ruins like the Altar of Hieron II
- Pose for photos in front of the Ear of Dionysius and learn about ancient Syracuse from a guide
- Visit the island neighborhood of Ortygia and discover sights like Syracuse Duomo
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
The Greek ruins are the highlight of this tour. Still used to represent some important musical, theatrical and cinematic Italian performances. For lunch, you have to try the famous “Pur petti di tonno” (fresh tuna balls with pecorino cheese) and refresh yourself with a cold Almond Milk drink!
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What You Can Expect
Upon arriving, head first to the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis (entry fee at own expense), home to a vast collection of Roman and Greek ruins. Learn the history behind each archaeological gem as you check out the preserved monuments of the Roman amphitheater, Greek theater and the artificial limestone cave famously known as the Ear of Dionysius. You'll also see the spot where bulls were sacrificed during ancient festivals at the Altar of Hieron II.
Travel next to Syracuse’s island neighborhood of Ortygia, where you’ll pause to purchase lunch. Appetites sated, head to the Fountain of Aretusa in the bustling square of Piazza Archimede. Admire the Gothic design of the surrounding palaces before walking over to the central spot of Piazza del Duomo.
As you walk among the locals, gaze up at the Syracuse Cathedral, the Palace of Beneventano del Bosco, City Hall and the Archbishop's Palace, dating back to the 17th century.
After a full day of history and top sites, you will begin the journey back to your original departure point.
Great day and our guide was amazing with so much information that brought history to life.
Would definitely recommend this tour. Saw the Greek theater, archeological park and Ear of Dionysius. Spent the afternoon at Ortygia. Saw the Duomo, Piazza, Fountain, and wondered about the quaint streets.
Mario S Malta
A very enjoyable day trip from Taormina. After arrival in Syracuse, the large group was met with local tour guide, Eva, who did a wonderful job of describing in detail the various points of interest during the tour, first at the Archeological Park, and then at the old city of Ortygia, which is where the city of Syracuse had its beginnings in the 6th Century BC during Greek domination.
the guide was very informative and made the trip very interesting. all the guides on the trips that I took were excellent
Very well organized and informational. Our guides were good, both our escort and local guides were professional. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the ancient sites.
Well organised. The guides were exquisite. Congratulations and many thanks to them.
trip was wonderful, however, I wish I had known in advance that alfredo would be catering to several different languages. When I booked this trip I was under the impression that English was the tour language exclusively. for this reason, I will be a little skeptical in the future.
Bernie W USA
Enjoyed this tour as well. Felt like we saw everything. Discovered aranchinas and ate great pizza at the boat tour.
Guide was excellent at explaining the history of Syracuse
VERY NICE, BUT EXTREMELY WARM. THE BUS DRIVER DID NO PUT THE AC ON