Syracuse and 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.
* Duration: 7 to 8 hours
* Starts: Catania, Italy
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




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.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania, Sicily Italy

Pick up at the Info Point, from your hotel in Catania or from a meeting point to be agreed

Stop At: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Via Paradiso 14, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

Visit to the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater and the ear of Dionysus in the archaeological area of Syracuse

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Teatro Greco, Viale Paradiso 14 Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

Once inside the Neapolis it is impossible not to visit the majestic Greek Theater, beautifully preserved

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

After the Greek Theater follow the road that leads to the Latomie and stop at Orecchio di Dionisio, and let yourself be surprised by its incredible acoustics

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Latomia, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

If you have enough time, go all the way to the Latomie route and let yourself be enchanted by the landscape and history

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Anfiteatro Romano di Siracusa, Via Luigi Bernabo’ Brea 14, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

After the Greek Theater and the Orecchio di Dionisio, we advise you to stop and admire the Roman Amphitheater, just before leaving the park

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime, Via del Santuario 33, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

Visit to the minor basilica and sanctuary, a famous pilgrimage place of the faithful that preserves an effigy in plaster remembered for its miraculous tears

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ortigia, Corso Umberto, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

Visit to the oldest part of the city of Syracuse, passing through the temple of Apollo, the Piazza del Duomo with the cathedral, the church of Santa Lucia la Badia and the Aretusa source.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), Piazza Pancali Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

Upon entering Ortigia we will stop in front of the Apollo Temple, one of the oldest in Sicily

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Duomo di Siracusa, Piazza Duomo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

Passing through ancient and characteristic alleys, we will reach the Piazza del Duomo, where it is possible to visit the incredible Cathedral of Syracuse (ticket € 1.50 not included)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

A must to admire the church and the original Caravaggio kept inside

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fonte Aretusa, Largo Aretusa Il dio innamorato è ALFEO e non Orfeo, inoltre c’è un errore di battitura nel nome di Artemide., 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

Leaving the Piazza del Duomo we will head towards the sea and we will tell you about the incredible legend that characterizes the fresh water source of Ortigia

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Il Mercato di Ortigia, Via Trento Tra via Trento e via Trieste, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

If at this point you get hungry, we recommend a unique and very characteristic place where you can taste local products (not included in the price) … in the middle of the Ortigia market!

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Catania, Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily

Return to the starting point in Catania, passing through the city