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Neapolis Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico della Neapolis) Tours

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Neapolis Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico della Neapolis)
The Neapolis Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico della Neapolis) is home to many of Syracuse’s most important Greek and Roman ruins, including the Greek Theater dating from the fifth century BC, a third-century-BC sacrificial altar, second-century Roman amphitheater, and a limestone quarry that provided stone for the ancient city.
 
The Basics
A must for archaeology buffs, the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site just outside the city of Syracuse, and visitors can tour its Teatro Greco that once held 16,000 spectators for the staging of the final tragedies of Aeschylus; Teatro Romano that hosted gladiatorial combats and horse races; monolithic Ara di Gerone II altar dedicated to Heron II, where 450 oxen could be sacrificed at one time; and the sprawling Latomia del Paradiso quarry complex.
 
Because its size and history spanning centuries, it's best to explore the Neapolis Archaeological Park with a guide. Join a walking tour of the archaeological park from Syracuse, or from the Sicilian cities of Taormina or Catania. You can also combine a visit to the park with day trips to the nearby towns of Ortigia and Noto.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tours of the Neapolis Archaeological Park require walking over uneven terrain, so wear sturdy shoes' a hat and sunscreen are also useful.
  • Because of the rough terrain, the park is not accessible to wheelchairs.
  • In late spring, the Greek Theater begins its annual season of classical theater performances.
  • A tour of the park is particularly interesting for fans of archaeology.
 
How to Get There
The Neapolis Archaeological Park is located just outside Syracuse, an easy walk from the historic center or the train station.
 
When to Get There
The open-air park can get uncomfortably hot under the Sicilian sun in the summer, so plan to visit first thing in the morning or in the late afternoon. The Teatro Greco is often used during the summer months for classical plays; the park closes earlier than usual on performance days.
 
Natural Acoustics
Part of the park’s ancient limestone quarry, the Ear of Dionysius cave boasts acoustics so precise that it is said that the tyrant Dionysius kept his enemies imprisoned inside so he could more easily eavesdrop on them.
Address: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Province of Syracuse, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Syracuse's Archaeological Park Private Walking Tour

Syracuse's Archaeological Park Private Walking Tour

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Take a private walking tour of the ancient Neapolis Archaeological Park of Syracuse, UNESCO world heritage, and one of the most important archaeological parks of Italy. During this 2 hour private walking tour with a local knowledgeable guide, you will discover the most important ancient Greek and Roman monuments - the Greek Theater, the biggest Greek theater in Sicily, the legendary "Ear of Dionysius", famous for its unique acoustics, the altar of Hiero, and the ancient Greek quarries "Latomie", the Roman amphitheater. Private tour guarantees friendly and relaxed atmosphere and personal attention from your guide. Up to 10 travelers can be accommodated per booking.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$119,37
Price varies by group size
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US$119,37
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Ancient Syracuse: private guided tour of the Neapolis archaeological park

Ancient Syracuse: private guided tour of the Neapolis archaeological park

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Get up close and personal with some of Sicily’s best-preserved ancient ruins—and learn all about Syracuse and its history from your guide—when you embark on this private walking tour of the Neapolis Archaeological Park (entrance own expense). Choose from morning or afternoon departure times, and enjoy several hours to explore. You’ll see the ruins of the Greek Theatre, the Altar of Hieron, the Ear of Dionysus cave, and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69,26
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US$69,26
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Syracuse Ortigia and Noto Day Trip from Catania

Syracuse Ortigia and Noto Day Trip from Catania

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Delve into ancient Roman and Greek history on a visit to both Neapolis Archaeological Park and Ortygia Island in Syracuse. Neapolis is home to some of Syracuse's most notable ruins, including a massive Greek amphitheater that is still used for performances during the summer months. Marvel at age-old quarries and a Roman amphitheater where gladiators fought each other to the death. Afterward, head over to Ortygia Island―a small island that serves as Syracuse's historic center―and nearby Noto, a stunning town filled with exquisite, photo-worthy baroque architecture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$106,11
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US$106,11
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Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina

Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina

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Explore the southeastern coast of Sicily on a day trip to Syracuse from Taormina. Led by a professional guide, see the impressive collection of ancient Roman and Greek ruins, soak up scenic views of the water and learn the rich history behind the city from your guide. Visit the archaeological site of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis (own expense) and spend the afternoon discovering Ortygia, Syracuse’s island neighborhood.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$54,26
From
US$54,26
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Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto Tour

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$215,09
Price varies by group size
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US$215,09
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Syracuse

Syracuse

Syracuse has a world of offering for travelers: one of Sicily’s greatest archeological sites, colorful markets, and Ortygia, the island-like historical center. With this tour, save time by seeing many of the city’s highlights in one day. Start with a visit to the Neapolis Archeological Park, have a lunch of traditional food products at a city market (your expense), and explore Ortygia. Plus, this tour stands out by making a stop at one of Caravaggio’s paintings and by visiting underground Ortygia.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102,49
Price varies by group size
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US$102,49
Price varies by group size
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Syracuse & Noto (departure from Catania area)

Syracuse & Noto (departure from Catania area)

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Syracuse, the place of Greek memory par excellence: the Neapolis Archaeological Park, the Greek Theater, the Dionysus Ear, the Altar of Ierone II and the Roman Amphitheater. Continue for Ortigia, the historic center as well as a treasure chest guarding an invaluable heritage of art masterpieces: the Temple of Apollo, Piazza Duomo and the legendary Fountain of Aretusa. Ortigia has been a heritage of humanity since 2005.Continuation for Noto, a city of art rich in charm that has earned the title of “Stone Garden” as well as the Sicilian Baroque capital. In 2002 it was named UNESCO as a World Heritage Site along with all Baroque cities of the Noto Valley.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82,86
From
US$82,86
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Siracusa & Ortigia Tour

Siracusa & Ortigia Tour

A stop not to be missed. In one day you can visit the ancient archaeological heart of Syracuse, explore the most recent mysteries and walk on the island of Ortigia, the oldest part around which the city was born. Ortigia contains colors, smells, romantic stories and irresistible views. It is no coincidence that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$117,49
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US$117,49
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Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto, Private Tour from Catania

Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto, Private Tour from Catania

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Southeastern Sicily is filled with stunning architecture, ancient ruins, and seaside views. Take a private tour from Catania to Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto for a taste of beautiful Sicily and a chance to learn about its history. Ancient Greek and Roman ruins await you in Syracuse while charming streets and beautiful baroque architecture lie in Ortigia and Noto.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$482,32
per group
From
US$482,32
per group

Archaeological Tour - All inclusive - Neapolis Park Syracuse

Archaeological Tour - All inclusive - Neapolis Park Syracuse

Syracuse has a lot of charm and one of the elements that contributes to its charm is certainly the historical and archaeological value of the city. With this tour you will discover the historical beauties of the city in the Archaeological Park of Neapolis.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$66,20
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US$66,20
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Syracuse private shore excursion: Archaeological park and Ortigia

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$398,23
per group
From
US$398,23
per group

Ancient Syracuse: Park and Archaeological Museum

Ancient Syracuse: Park and Archaeological Museum

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During the 4th century BC the Greek city of Syracuse has experienced an important urban expansion that has led to the birth of a new residential area: NEAPOLIS (new city). To crown this district, King Ieron Il has created here a large sacred area consisting of the immense altar of Zeus and one of the largest theaters in the Greek world. The buildings were inserted in a monumental building context that made Syracuse one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. Only later did the Romans build the amphitheater, for bloody games. The latomia, where the building stone was dug, will refresh our visit walking among legends, archeology and nature.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$173,14
per group
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US$173,14
per group

Archaeological Tour and Ortigia - All inclusive - Syracuse

Archaeological Tour and Ortigia - All inclusive - Syracuse

A Combo Tour, which includes our Ortigia Tour and the Archaeological Tour. Discover the wonders of the island of Ortigia and the Archaeological Park of Neapolis. Lunch is also included in a very renowned partner structure, where you can savor the flavors of Sicily, wines and drinks are included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$150,60
Price varies by group size
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US$150,60
Price varies by group size
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Tour of the Archeological Park

Tour of the Archeological Park

We will discover together the beauty of the archeological park of Syracuse,area where i grew up following my father on his Tours ( he is a tour guide too). We will visit the largest greek Theatre of Sicily, the biggest sacrificial altar of the greek period, a Roman amphitheatre and a huge stone quarries. Inside the quarry we will enter inside the famous Grotto called the Hear of Dyonisus famous for its properties to amplify the voices. I look forward to showing you the wonders of Syracuse.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$42,20
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US$42,20
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Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto tour from Taormina and nearby area

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150,33
From
US$150,33

Syracuse: Pearl of the Mediterranean

Syracuse: Pearl of the Mediterranean

A walk through the beauties of a city that has known moments of enormous glory in the past that reverberates in its buildings. In the Archaeological Park of Neapolis you can admire the imposing ruins of the Greek city where there are buildings carved into the rock like the ancient Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater and the Altar of Hieron II. But it will be very pleasant to spend time inside the Latomia del Paradiso, an ancient stone quarry, where you will be amazed by the grandeur of the Ear of Dionysius. Moving to Ortigia with your own cars, the visit will be conducted through the narrow alleys of the historic center of Siracusa where the history of the Mediterranean is preserved. The ruins of the Temple of Apollo and the beauty of Piazza Duomo with its admirable Cathedral will drag us into the excitement of a journey through history. Simply rich, dense and exciting.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$185,51
per group
From
US$185,51
per group

Classical Syracuse - Half day guided tour

Classical Syracuse - Half day guided tour

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Thanks to this tour, you will discover the "Classic Syracuse" with a guide always by your side who will show you the hidden wonders inside the Archaeological Park of Neapolis and the island of Ortigia.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$241,16
per group
From
US$241,16
per group

Tour Syracuse Ortigia Noto

Tour Syracuse Ortigia Noto

A daily tour to the suggestive places of Syracuse (Archaeological park of Neapolis, Ortigia) and Noto. An organized tour with comfortable and latest generation minivans and / or minibuses that will accompany you on this wonderful experience. The Baroque style that characterizes and unites these splendid places in Sicily will dominate. Possibility of Pick up and drop off from and to the accommodation facilities.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96,46
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US$96,46

7-Day Highlights PRIVATE Sicily Tour - Only for you

7-Day Highlights PRIVATE Sicily Tour - Only for you

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See the best of Sicily on a Private 7-day tour of the island's highlights. Visit popular cities and towns like Taormina, Syracuse, Noto, Palermo, Cefalù, Erice and Catania. Admire the gorgeous cathedral of Monreale and the archaeological site at the Valley of the Temples by night. Enjoy meals of Sicilian dishes, including traditional sweets like granita or cannolo.
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  • 7 days
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US$4 159,99
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US$4 159,99

Syracuse - Marzamemi

Syracuse - Marzamemi

The tour will start from Piazza Duomo. You will be accompanied to discover a small and delightful hamlet developed entirely on the sea: "Marzamemi". Dating back to the eighteenth century, the village, with the famous ports La Fossata and Balata (also known for the well-known Tonnara) and the beauty of Piazza Regina Margherita will leave you breathless. During your time you can also take a break by the sea on the "Litorale Spinazza", reachable on foot from the Borghetto. The tour will continue to Ortigia, an island that contains the oldest part of the historic center of Syracuse, starting from the Greek period. The Baroque architecture in white stone is fascinating. Last, and not least, stop at the Neapolis Archaeological Park, an open-air museum that contains evidence of various eras, from the protohistoric to the late antiquity and Byzantine ages.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$102,49
From
US$102,49
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Tour Syracuse - Marzamemi

Tour Syracuse - Marzamemi

The tour will start from Piazza Duomo. You will be accompanied to discover a small and delightful hamlet developed entirely on the sea: "Marzamemi". Dating back to the eighteenth century, the village, with the famous ports La Fossata and Balata (also known for the well-known Tonnara) and the beauty of Piazza Regina Margherita will leave you breathless. During your time you can also take a break by the sea on the "Litorale Spinazza", reachable on foot from the Borghetto. The tour will continue to Ortigia, an island that contains the oldest part of the historic center of Syracuse, starting from the Greek period. The Baroque architecture in white stone is fascinating. Last, and not least, stop at the Neapolis Archaeological Park, an open-air museum that contains evidence of various eras, from the protohistoric to the late antiquity and Byzantine ages.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$102,49
From
US$102,49
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Syracuse's Private Half Day Tour

Syracuse's Private Half Day Tour

The eastern Sicilian city of Syracuse is known for beautiful Mediterranean views and ancient ruins. Get a comprehensive overview of the city and its history during this half-day private tour. Discover the ancient Greek and Roman ruins of the Neopolis Archeological park, including the Ear of Dionysius. Then head to the small island of Ortigia, connected to Syracuse by a couple of bridges, to explore its landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$223,07
per group
From
US$223,07
per group
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Day trip Noto and Siracusa Highlights - Tour Baroque from Taormina

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$223,01
Price varies by group size
From
US$223,01
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour of Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto from Catania or Taormina

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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$239,95
per group
From
US$239,95
per group
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