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Half Day Walking Tour of Ortygia

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Uncovered Sicily

  • Locations

    Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    €225 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00 am / 3:00 pm

  • Starting Location

    Your Hotel in Syracuse

  • 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


  • Greek Temples of Apollo
  • Cathedral/Temple of Athena
  • Swabian Maniace Castle
  • Jewish Bath
  • The "Burial of Santa Lucia" painted by Caravaggio

Trip Info

The island of Ortygia was the first site of the Corinthian settlers, and it contains the complex historical events of Syracuse among the streets of Greek origin, the walls of the Medieval buildings and the facades of the Baroque churches. Here, as one can seldom find elsewhere, myth and history, ancient and modern, pagan and Christian, light and shade, combine harmoniously with a natural backdrop of incomparable beauty. We will walk along the alleys of the island of Ortygia, that discloses exceptional Greek, Roman, and Late Antiquity monuments not only among the walls of Medieval and Baroque buildings but also under its basolati (ancient stone pavings).

Apart from the main monuments of the island, like the Greek Temples of Apollo, the Cathedral/Temple of Athena and the Swabian Maniace Castle, we will also visit the Jewish Bath and the Abbey church of Santa Lucia, which houses the canvas of the “Burial of Santa Lucia” painted by Caravaggio in 1608.

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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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