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Ortygia (Ortigia) Tours

Ortygia (Ortigia)
The city of Syracuse on the eastern coast of Sicily is partly located on an island called Ortygia (Ortigia), where much of the city’s history can be found. The island figures into Greek mythology as the place where the Greek goddess Leto gave birth to Artemis, and its name comes from the ancient Greek word for quail; Leto's sister is said to have turned into a quail and become the island when she fell into the sea.
 
There are two islands that connect the island with mainland Sicily, and most of the city of Syracuse is on the mainland. Among the sights in the historic city on Ortygia are its seventh-century cathedral and the Fountain of Arethuse.

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The island of Ortygia is only about one mile long and a half-mile wide, so it's most easily explored on foot.
Address: Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Luxury tour 2hWater Tours

Luxury tour 2h

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The price is not referred to the person but for the whole service. The "luxury" private tour is dedicated to all those who want to spend their hours at sea in total comfort and relaxation. Once on board you will find the captain who will offer you a very good prosecco or accompanied by an aperitif of Sicilian rustics. The boat is equipped with every option to allow you and your partner / family / group of friends to admire the beautiful Syracusan coasts, the island of Ortigia and the sea caves in total comfort. Large spaces for sunbathing or sunbathing. shade, cabins where to sleep, shower, fridge, radio aux to much more ... Climb aboard the luxury tour And immerse yourself in hours of total relaxation. N.B. The tour price (€ 129.90) is intended for two hours but can be extended up to 8 hours. For info 3922975752
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Excursion around Ortigia island + sea cavesHop-on Hop-off Tours

Excursion around Ortigia island + sea caves

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We will start from the bridges of Ortigia, we will enter into the "great port" of Syracuse and the beautiful seafront of Ortigia. Next we will go out of the port to circumnavigate around the island. We will leave it to head towards the north coast of Syracuse to visit Ken sea caves. We will then return from the "small port" to pass under the bridges and return to the starting point. The visit is guided and a historical geographical explanation is provided. Furthermore it is possible to take a short refreshing bath. The tour lasts 1 hour and 10/20 minutes approx.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Siracusa Noto & OrtigiaHistorical & Heritage Tours

Siracusa Noto & Ortigia

The tour will begin with a visit to Noto, a town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and considered the Sicilian capital of the Baroque. The tour will continue to Ortigia, characterized by a narrow road that will lead us to the discovery of the Temple of Apollo, the Cathedral and the Fonte Aretusa. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon the tour continues with a visit to the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, characterized by Greek and Roman monuments (Greek Theater and Roman Amphitheater) and fantastic caves such as the ear of Dionysius.
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Velobike tour ecologico

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Consiglio i viaggiatori di effettuare questa tipologia di tour ecologico perché, essendo un risciò concede l’accesso nella zona pedonale,un abirinto con vicoletti storici permette di visitare l’isola di ortigia a 360 gradi, sia interna che esterna con soste, spiegazione e foto scattate dai driver.
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  • 30 to 60 minutes
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Ortigia by boat4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Ortigia by boat

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If you're wondering what to do in Syracuse, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the Sicilian sea. You will observe Ortigia from a unique perspective: the sea; you will live an unforgettable experience exploring the sea caves; you can swim in the crystal clear waters of Syracuse.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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excursions - Syracuse and Ortigia the old cityCultural Tours

excursions - Syracuse and Ortigia the old city

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SYRACUSE (ORTIGIA MARKET AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK): Guided tour of the typical market of Ortigia, with its aromas, flavors, customs and colors, where sellers describe their products by singing lullabies in the local language. Continue in the heart of the ancient city, where between the alleys and alleys you can admire the Temple of Apollo, the Duomo and the Fonte Aretusa. We continue to the archaeological area, we visit the Greek Theater, the Ara of Ierone, the Ear of Dionysius and the Roman Amphitheater.
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  • 6 hours
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OrtigiaCultural Tours

Ortigia

Although very small, Ortigia preserves all the history of the Mediterranean. It is a place where small adventures take you through the adventurous events of Sicily and beyond.Traveling accompanied by an archaeologist will make this experience exciting and particularly rich.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto TourCultural Tours

Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto Tour

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Take a tour of three southeastern Sicilian cities on this private tour with hotel or port pick up. See ancient Greek and Roman ruins at the Neopolis Archeological Park in Syracuse; stroll through the small streets of the island of Ortigia and shop for Sicilian products; and discover the UNESCO-listed baroque architecture of Noto, including its magnificent cathedral.
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Syracuse: Traditional Sicilian Arancini Cooking ClassCooking Classes

Syracuse: Traditional Sicilian Arancini Cooking Class

Arancini are a Sicilian specialty—stuffed rice balls that are breaded and fried. Get more out of your time in Syracuse by having a hands-on Sicilian arancini cooking class. Learn local secrets and cooking techniques that you wouldn’t discover otherwise, and find out what goes into making the most authentic arancini. A perk of the class is that you get to taste the fruits of your labor at the end of the experience.
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Half Day Tour of SyracuseCultural Tours

Half Day Tour of Syracuse

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I will accompany you to discover the places of my childhood. My father is a tour guide so I grew up playing in the places I try to make tourists appreciate today. I will let you discover the history, art, habits and typical Sicilian dishes with the eyes of a local, the perfect mix to appreciate one of the most important Mediterranean cities in the Greek period and beyond. In addition we can add the market tour to taste some of the most delicious sicilian local food.
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Barocco Wine TourWine Tasting & Winery Tours

Barocco Wine Tour

SiciLife has selected for you the perfect combination of culture, history and experiential tourism.A visit to a winery immersed in the scenic beauty of the area, discovering the secrets for the preparation of a wine now appreciated on all markets; the tasting of typical Sicilian products together with the tasting of different DOC wines of Nero d’Avola; the visit to the town of Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque.The essence of this tour is a harmonious and engaging combination of history, nature and food and wine: the fascination, culture and taste of Sicily condensed in the Syracuse Wine Tour.
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Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto tour from Taormina and nearby areaCultural Tours

Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto tour from Taormina and nearby area

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Some of Sicily’s most important archaeological and architectural treasures are located in Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto, but the logistics of visiting all three in one day can be tricky. With this tour, save hours with convenient hotel pickup in Taormina and private transportation all day. Stop at the Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse to explore on your own, and then enjoy free time to sightsee and shop in Ortygia and Noto.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Ortygia: Syracuse's Ancient Town Center Walking TourWalking Tours

Ortygia: Syracuse's Ancient Town Center Walking Tour

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Go off the beaten path in the old town center of Syracuse with this small-group walking tour. See the town’s top landmarks, including the Apollo Temple and Cathedral Square, plus the quiet lanes of the Jewish Quarter. Learn about Syracuse’s history while admiring the Fountain of Aretusa and the vibrant fish and fruit markets.
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TOUR JOLLY - The Classic Tour of Sicily 7Nights-8Days from PalermoMulti-day Tours

TOUR JOLLY - The Classic Tour of Sicily 7Nights-8Days from Palermo

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Travel across Sicily with a seven-night tour from Palermo. Visit several charming towns including Siracusa and Noto and explore historic landmarks such as the Valley of the Temples. Discover the natural beauty of Mt. Etna and learn about winemaking at a vineyard in Marsala. Taste local flavors from honey to chocolate.
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Syracuse & NotoCultural Tours

Syracuse & Noto

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Get good value for your money by seeing two of southeastern Sicily’s most popular destinations with this daylong tour of both Syracuse and Noto. Travel with a guide to Ortygia, the Neopolis Archeological Park, and baroque Noto. Plus, this trip includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Catania.
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Day trip Noto and Siracusa Highlights - Tour Baroque from TaorminaHistorical & Heritage Tours

Day trip Noto and Siracusa Highlights - Tour Baroque from Taormina

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Discover two historic Sicilian cities on this full-day small-group tour from Taormina to Syracuse and Noto. Visit the archeological sites of Syracuse such as the Greek Theater and the Ear of Dionysius before exploring the newer part of the city and its landmarks. Then head to the UNESCO-listed city of Noto which is also dubbed the “Baroque Capital” due to its beautiful aristocratic buildings like Ducezio Palace and Palazzo Nicolaci.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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TOUR JOLLY - The Classic Tour of Sicily 6Nights-7Days from CataniaMulti-day Tours

TOUR JOLLY - The Classic Tour of Sicily 6Nights-7Days from Catania

Sicily is home to some of Italy’s most fascinating historic and cultural sights, but visiting the island on your own can be overwhelming. With this tour, leave the logistics to the experts and spend a week taking a deep dive into Sicilian culture. With hotels, transportation, and guides included, you can concentrate on discovering Sicily’s most important cities and archaeological sites and enjoy food and wine tastings across the island.
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  • 7 days
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Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto, Private Tour from TaorminaHistorical & Heritage Tours

Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto, Private Tour from Taormina

Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto are three of Sicily’s most alluring towns, but the island’s slow public transportation makes visiting all three in one day virtually impossible. Skip the hassle and delays of the train and bus with this private tour from Taormina that includes round-trip transportation. Take in the ancient ruins and Ortygia historic district in Syracuse before continuing on to Noto to admire its lavish baroque architecture.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Syracuse Private Daytrip from TaorminaPorts of Call Tours

Syracuse Private Daytrip from Taormina

This is a private tour that will take you to one of the most charming towns of Sicily. You will experience art, history, architecture, sea and the delicious food and wines of the region. An expert private driver (and guide if you wish) will pick you up at yur hotel in the Taormina area so you will spend a fun and relaxing day under the Sicilian sun. Please note that your private driver will be at your complete disposal so you are free to customize the itinerary in the area as much as you like
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  • 7 hours
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Sicily UNESCO TourSightseeing Passes

Sicily UNESCO Tour

We sell only what we know and where we have been.The art of traveling is traveling and sharing experience, a dream and a journey. You have the desire to find out everything yourself and have everything booked and confirmed, contact us. Travel insurance - visas - entrance to museums without queue - guided tours - excellent accommodation facilities.Individual and small group trips tailored: fabulous architecture, natural parks.
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  • 7 days
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Siracusa, Noto & Ragusa Ibla Tour, from Catania & Taormina areaPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Siracusa, Noto & Ragusa Ibla Tour, from Catania & Taormina area

Syracuse, Noto, and Ragusa are three highlights of southern Sicily, but the island’s complicated public transportation makes it almost impossible to visit all three in one day. With this tour, save hours by setting off directly from Catania or Taormina with a private driver. Stop in Syracuse’s old town of Ortigia, the Baroque center of Noto, and Ragusa’s UNESCO-listed Ibla to sightsee, shop, and dine at your own pace.
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  • 9 hours
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Syracuse, Ortigia, Noto & panoramic tour of CataniaPorts of Call Tours

Syracuse, Ortigia, Noto & panoramic tour of Catania

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Visit the towns of Syracuse and Noto on this full-day tour. Explore the ancient Greek archeological sites such as the Ear of Dionysius and the Greek Theater. Then head into the city to tour Ortigia Island with its beautiful cathedral built above a Greek temple. The last stop is the “Baroque Capital” of Noto to see some of its beautiful architecture and aristocratic palaces.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Private Tour of Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto from Catania or TaorminaCultural Tours

Private Tour of Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto from Catania or Taormina

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Discover southeastern Sicily on this private excursion from Catania or Taormina. See the ancient Greek and Roman ruins at the Neopolis Archeological Park of Syracuse; explore the quaint streets of Ortigia admiring its famous Cathedral and Aretusa Fountain; and take in the beauty of the UNESCO-listed baroque architecture of Noto. A private, air-conditioned vehicle and guide are included.
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  • 12 hours
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Syracuse private shore excursion: Archaeological park and OrtigiaPorts of Call Tours

Syracuse private shore excursion: Archaeological park and Ortigia

When your cruise ship reaches dock in Syracuse, explore the ancient ruins of the Ionian coast on this private shore excursion. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the Neapolis archaeological park, and stroll among the ruins and relics with your private guide. Gain insight into region’s Greek and Roman history through its ancient architecture, and enjoy a guided walking tour through Ortygia— Syracuse’s beautiful Old Town.
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  • 4 hours
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