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Catania has learnt how to live with the volcano. Its
presence is felt everywhere with hardened remains of past lava flows and
volcanic ash down the streets from most recent eruptions. We will
walk down Via Etnea, the main avenue of the the Baroque City and visit
the Duomo , Bellini Gardens and Bellini Opera House.
a World Heritage Site, was the second Greek colony to have been founded in
Sicily in the second half of the 8th century B.C. In its hey- day, Siracusa
rivaled Athens in size, importance and prestige before falling to the Romans
in 212 AD. Described by Cicero as ‘the greatest Greek city and the
most beautiful of all’, the city of Archimedes boasts one of the largest
concentration of Greek ruins outside of Greece. Ortigia's historic centre bear
witness to the troubled history of Sicily, from the Byzantines to the Bourbons,
interspersed with the Arabs, the Normans, Hohenstaufen dynasty, the Aragons
and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
Noto knew Greek, Roman, Bizantine, Arab, Norman, Aragonese, but today it is famous for its Baroque architecture with its magnificent churches of uniform red limestone creating a stage set.
Catania with its Cathedral and Bellini Opera,
walk through Ortiga neighbourhood of Siracuse with its Cathedral, Baroque Noto,
visitas of Mt. Etna and Mediterraneum Sea.
TOUR CATEGORY: day excursion
TOUR DURATION: 8 hours
TOUR AVALIABILITY: every day
PARTICIPANTS MEETING TIME: your choice
PARTICIPANTS MEETING PLACE: airport, hotel, train station
ENTRANCE TICKET: E 8 in Siracuse
TRANSPORTATION: chauffeured Mercedes sedan or minivan
Tour Cost & Admission Cost
Tour cost to be charged to your card.
Tour price depends on number of guests you are booking:
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