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Siracusa & Noto - Sicilian Baroque

Syracuse & Noto Tour will take you to discover of these two beautiful jewels from Sicilian Baroque architecture.
The first stop will be Noto where you will have about two hours available to take a walk along Corso Vittorio Emanuele where you can admire the particularity of this architectural style that characterized south-eastern Sicily in the post-earthquake reconstruction of 1693; after crossing the "Royal Door" you will find yourself on a path full of churches and noble palaces made of white limestone and enriched by the sculptures of the best "stonemasons" of the time
To visit, along Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the Churches of San Francesco d'Assisi and Santa Chiara, the Basilica and Cathedral of San Nicolò located in front of Palazzo Ducezio, Palazzo Nicolaci located on the street of the same name where in the month of May each year the famous "Infiorata" was set up, the Church of San Carlo, that of San Domenico and finally the Municipal Theater built in the second half of the 19th century in Neoclassical style.
The second stop will be Syracuse the "City of Tyrants" where we will first visit the Archaeological Park of Neapolis which preserves several Greek and Roman monuments such as the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie, the Ear of Dionysius and the Ara of Hiero; subsequently we will move to Ortigia, the oldest part and the true heart of the City of Syracuse where you can dive back into the Baroque air of the buildings of Piazza Duomo dominated by the immense mass of the Cathedral of the Nativity of Mary Santissima (the Duomo), built on that which was the temple dedicated to Athena (Minerva) and converted into a church with the advent of Christianity.
In the evening it will be possible to extend your stay to enjoy a good fish-based dinner at one of the many restaurants in Ortigia.

This tour can be associated with other routes of the "Nature and Sea Tours" such as: the visit to the Vendicari Nature Reserve, the excursion to the beach of Isola delle Correnti, the southernmost point of Sicily, the visit to Portopalo di Capopassero or the visit to the Tonnara di Marzamemi.

Upon request and subject to availability, it will be possible to have a Specialized Tourist Guide.


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