Your Siracusa tour begins when our English speaking driver greets you at your hotel. After a leisurely drive, you'll reach the hometown of Archimedes, one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.
Our city sightseeing starts at the superb archeological park (Neapolis) to admire its majestic monuments: the stone quarries, the Greek theatre, the altar of Hieron II, the Roman amphitheatre and, last but not least, the mysterious ear of Dionisyus. This is an easy to moderate walking tour and lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
After completing the visit of the park, you will be driven around the small island of Ortygia, surrounded by the turquoise water of the Ionian sea. Ortigia is the heart and soul of Siracusa, a distillation of 3,000 years of history. Here, you will have plenty of time to wander around the charming, medieval narrow streets, past romantically-crumbled Baroque palaces and churches. You can also admire the oldest Doric style temple built in Sicily and one of the most extraordinary buildings in the world: the Cathedral.
This tour also includes a visit of the church of Santa Lucia alla Badia, which houses one of Caravaggio's masterpieces: The Burial of Saint Lucy. Recently restored in Rome, the painting will leave even the most discerning traveller astonished.
The day ends at the fresh water spring of Aretusa where the papyrus still grows abundantly, whose history goes back to the earliest Greek colonists. As always, our expert driver can suggest local eateries and great restaurants, and will be more than happy to make reservations for you if necessary.