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Archaeological Full Day Tour of Siracusa

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Uncovered Sicily

  • Locations

    Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    €325 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00 am

  • Starting Location

    Eurialo Castle or your hotel

  • Price Includes

    Expert-led cultural tour with English-speaking Guide

  • Notes

    The price doesn't include the entrance ticket to the monuments, the parking fees, and the food.

Highlights

  • Eurialo Castle
  • Neapolis Archaeological Park
  • Ortygia
  • Piazza Duomo
  • Jewish Bath

Trip Info

Cicero described Siracusa as the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of all (Verrine, II, IV, 117). Established in 733 BC by Corinthian settlers, Syracuse played a starring role in Mediterranean history, becoming the political and cultural heart of Sicily until the Arabic conquest in 878 AD. The historical importance of the city reverberates through its enormous archaeological heritage, which may be regarded as the perfect interpretation of the history of ancient Sicily. This becomes evident by looking at the whole city, from Plemmirio to Epipole, from the Neapolis Park to Ortygia, from the district of Santa Lucia to the showcases of the “Paolo Orsi” Archaeological Museum.

Our tour will start in the Eurialo Castle, whose construction was ordered by Dionysius the Elder (402-397 BC). It was built on the most vulnerable part of the Epipole area and represented the most important fortification of Syracuse until the Roman siege in 212 BC. The complex defence structures of the castle will be the starting point of our tour through the archaeology of Syracuse. We will proceed with the Neapolis Archaeological Park to visit the Greek theater, the Greek stone quarries, the altar of Hieron II and the Roman Amphitheater. Finally, we will visit the island of Ortygia that discloses exceptional Greek, Roman, and Late Antique monuments.

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Uncovered Sicily

Uncovered Sicily is a talented team of local archaeologists, art historians, architects, science experts and food & wine specialists brought up with a passion for Sicily. Our tour guides are ready to help you delve deep into Sicily through the Uncovered Sicily cultural and customized tours which, from archaeology to art and architecture, from nature to food and wine, will offer you a comprehensive view of our Sicilian land and culture. Our experts are all licensed tour guides, carefully selected for their in-depth knowledge in their fields of study, their communication skills and their friendly approach.

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