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Walking in Ortygia

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $225 USD per trip
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Avg Distance

    1.5 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00 am

  • 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 St. Lucy" painted by Caravaggio

Trip Info

The island of Ortygia was the first site of the Corinthian colonists and it contains the complex historical events of Syracuse among the streets of Greek origin, the walls of the Medieval buildings and the fa├žades 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 paving). 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 St. Lucy, which houses the canvas of the “Burial of St. Lucy” painted by Caravaggio in 1608.

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