Italian English Contrada Pizzuta, 96017 Marina di Noto - Siracusa

Excursions

Noto Barocca

Noto, the “Stone Garden”, pearl of the Baroque period UNESCO Heritage Site. Founded in the 9th century b.C. and completely destroyed during the earthquake of 1693, the town has been rebuilt during the first decades of 18th century, reaching the top of the baroque. Among the most important monuments you can visit the Church of St. Chiara, the Church of St. Francesco, the Church of St. Dominico and the beautiful Cathedral. Together with the Town Hall, all monuments that frame the straight pedestrian roads.

MARZAMEMI

The fishermen village developed around its Tonnara; here you can visit the maze of nets used for tuna fishing as well the place where the nets are set.
Half day.

Siracusa

The richest and main city of the Magna Graecia. An open air museum where you can discover the archaeological site of the Neapolis hosting the Greek Theater, still used for the classical performances, the altar of Hieron, the Ear of Dionysius: a limestone cave carved out of the Temenites hill as well the Roman Theater. The visit continues to Ortygia, the old town, with its Cathedral, the Temple of Apollo and the Arethuse fountain one of the most beautiful myth of the Greek mythology.
Half Day.

SAVOCA & TAORMINA

This excursion is perfect for have the possibility to know two typical Sicilian architectural style. The first stop is in Savoca, the city in which it was filmed one of the most famous scenes from the film “il padrino” with Marlon Brando.
After the visit go on with Taormina.
Taormina is like a diamond stone nestled in the coast between the hill and the sea. Visit of the Greek-Roman theater and free time to discover the charming views on the coast and the shops of local handicraft workshops located in the narrow streets of the town.
Half Day.

Catania tour & Market

Catania, the second largest city of Sicily. Visit of the historical downtown with the Cathedral square and the Cathedral named after Sant’Agata where the composer Vincenzo Bellini is buried. Stop at the Fontana del Liotro (the elephant) symbol of the city and free time in Via Etnea main street, pedestrian area. Visit at the characteristic and colorful market of Catania.
Half Day.

BOAT TRIP

On board of a typical Sicilian fishing boat you have the chance to sail for a dive in the most beautiful spots of the Mediterranean sea water. Leaving from Marzamemi you reach Portopalo, Vendicari and eventually the spot where 3 ancient Roman columns lie on the bottom of the sea after a shipwreck during shipping.
During the excursion a refreshment of fresh fruit and bruschetta will be offered.
Half Day.

Vendicari

The lovers of nature can enjoy the landscape, beautiful beaches as well the local history. Vendicari Reserve is one of the most important transition for ducks herons and flamingos throughout Mediterranean.
The presence of the man is witnessed by several traces: a plant for the processing of fish the Hellenistic era, the remains of an eighteenth-century trap where once took place the “slaughter” and a Sveva tower (1458) built to defend the coast from enemy invasions.

Etna & Riviera dei ciclopi

Visit to the highest alive vulcano of Europe with its 3.550 m highness. The bus will bring you at 1.900 m and, together with a guide you will take a walk to the Silvestri craters (formed during the eruption of 1892) chance of reaching the level of 2.100 m meeting the traces of recent lava flows. Rest of the time in visiting the fantastic riviera of cyclops with stop to aci trezza in front of stacks of lava embedded like jewels in the sea; from the point of the stop is possible admire the panoramic view of aci castello, famous for her castle on the rock near the sea, and have free time for un drink or a snack in one of a lot bars with sea view.
Full day.

Ragusa Ibla & Modica

Visit of the ancient side of the city of ragusa, where the Baroque buildings show a unique skyline on the hill of Ibla. Visit of Giardino Ibleo, the most ancient garden of the city and the Portal of Saint George, experiencing the real Sicilian roots and welcome.
Rest of the time in visiting the town of Modica one UNESCO Heritage Site with the church of Saint Peter, the theater of Garibaldi and the Palazzo Tedeschi.
Half Day.

Ortigia by night

Ortygia, the old town, with its Cathedral, the Temple of Apollo and the Arethuse fountain one of the most beautiful myth of the Greek mythology. You can admire this town under the star and the moon in a very romantic atmosphere, you will can see the contrast between the white of the historic monument and the night sky. Is ideal for the people that for one evening prefer have a different moment out of the hotel.
Night excursion.