Excursion to Siracusa and Ortigia Island
Departure by bus from the hotel from Sciacca to go to Syracuse; a rich city in eastern Sicily history, art and culture which still retains ancient civilization splendor. Ortigia greek theater is very important and famous and the city center monuments are the heart of the city .
Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, next to the Gulf of Syracuse beside the Ionian Sea.
In the modern day, the city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site along with the Necropolis of Pantalica. In the central area, the city itself has a population of around 125,000 people. The inhabitants are known as Siracusans. Syracuse is mentioned in the Bible in the Acts of the Apostles book at 28:12 as Paul stayed there. The patron saint of the city is Saint Lucy; she was born in Syracuse and her feast day, Saint Lucy’s Day, is celebrated on 13 December.
The island of Ortigia is the historical heart of Siracusa. There are fewer archaeological sites exposed to view here (the island has been heavily built-up ever since the time of the Greeks), but this is the part of Siracusa you’re likely to be wandering around after you’ve ‘done’ the mainland points of interest.
Duration excursion: Full day
Start time: 07:00
Meet at the hotel, transfer to Syracuse at the Greek Theater, the ear of Dionysius and Ortigia. Return to the hotel.
The guide, admission fees to museums, theater and places of interest, meals and drinks
Cost up to 8 people Euro 60,00 p.p.
Cost up to 19 people Euro 50,00 p.p.
On request departure from other places.