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Siracusa Shore Excursion – Ortygia, Marzamemi & Sicilian Baroque Treasures

On arrival at Siracusa port, you are welcomed by your English speaking guide to start your pleasant walking tour of Ortygia.

You will visit:

  • Ruins of the Temple of Appolo,
  • Archimede square with the fountain of Artemis,
  • Cathedral square and Artemis fountain.

Following your walking tour return to the pier to board your motor coach and drive towards the South-Eastern tip of Sicily. A scenic drive brings you to Marzamemi, a fishing village where the tradition of all things marine is still very much alive. In this enchanting place enjoy a delicious
lunch in a local rustic restaurant, surrounded by the crumbling buildings of the ancient tuna fishery.

After lunch, re-board your motor coach and drive to Noto. Noto has been declared a heritage site by UNESCO. Upon arrival leave the coach
and commence your visit on foot. Your first sight is the Porta Nazionale, an imposing gate leading to Noto’s main street, where the most important monuments can be seen. In the city center stands the 18th-century cathedral, currently under restoration after damage suffered during the 1990
earthquake. Other impressive buildings iclude the city hall, the archbishop’s palace, the Sant’Alfano Palace, the Church of Santissimo Salvatore and the Villadorata Palace. After this pleasant walk, return back to the parking area and drive back to the Siracusa port.