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Siracusa

A glittering Sicilian bombshell, Syracuse holds the secret to Italy’s glorious past and Mediterranean beauty. Visit two archeological museums and explore its splendid baroque centre with a tour from Catania. HIGHLIGHTS:

* Wander around the Archaeological Park of Neapolis

* Explore fascinating archeological collections at the Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi

* Stroll amongst baroque beauty in the island of Ortigia

After being picked up from your hotel, we travel south along the coast to the handsome city of Syracuse. With the help of an expert guide, unravel the city’s leading role during Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome at the Archaeological Park of Neapolis and Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi.

Discover how Syracuse became the largest city in the ancient world at the Archaeological Park of Neapolis where history comes to life before your eyes. Stroll amongst the ruins and imagine how chariots and kings used to roll through in all their splendour. Admire its 5th century BC marble Greek Theatre with a huge capacity for 16,000 cheering fans watching the tragedies and comedies penned by great playwrights. Head to the Roman Amphitheatre where gladiators battled it out until death, and the famous Altar of Hiron where up to 450 oxen could be sacrificed at any given time.

We also visit the Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi which is full of fascinating archeological collections. The tour then explores the island of Ortigia, where you can admire the city’s baroque showpieces such as the Duomo and its surrounding square. Return to your hotel with memories of Sicily in all its glory in the late afternoon. A glittering Sicilian bombshell, Syracuse holds the secret to Italy’s glorious past and Mediterranean beauty. Visit two archeological museums and explore its splendid baroque centre with a tour from Catania. After being picked up from your hotel, we travel south along the coast to the handsome city of Syracuse. With the help of an expert guide, unravel the city’s leading role during Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome at the Archaeological Park of Neapolis and Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from the hotels in Catania. Duration: Approx. 9 hours. Start/opening time: Tuesdays, between 8:15am and 8:30am. Languages: Italian, French, English, German, Spanish.