Walking tour of Ortigia

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Description
The island of Ortigia is the oldest part of Syracuse, a place that seen the succession, in over three thousand years, of important expressions of the major civilizations of the Mediterranean. In just over a square kilometre there are Greek temples and Christian churches, Swabian, Aragonese and Baroque palaces, courtyards, Arab alleys, shops, modest houses and large public buildings.
 
The itinerary starts from Ponte Umbertino, which connects the island with the mainland. Continuing towards Via dell'Apollonion you can admire the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the oldest stone temple built by the Greeks in the west.
The guided tour will continue towards the center of the island passing through Piazza Archimede with the beautiful Fountain of Diana.
After a short walk through the alleys you will arrive at Piazza Duomo, surrounded by the Cathedral, the City Hall (or Palazzo Vermexio) and the Palazzo Beneventano.
 
 
 
Departure times:
 
- Tuesday and Saturday 3 PM
 
- Sunday at 10:30 AM
Recommended equipment

Comfortable clothing and shoes; Hat

Culture

Tour for those who want to discover the historical and cultural beauties of our land.


Tour program (2 hours)

  • 1

    Meeting point

    At Ponte umbertino in Ortigia

  • 2

    Tour

    The walking path goes through the main historical buildings and monuments that we will meet along the way.

  • 3

    Return

    The tour will end at the initial meeting point

With departure from Siracusa

Date Price
From 01/01 to 31/12 20.00 € : 1+

The price includes

Multilingual guide

 

The price does not include

Entrance tickets; Everything that is not listed under "the price includes"

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