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Syracuse: Boat Trip with Lunch, Wine, and Swimming Stops

1. Syracuse: Boat Trip with Lunch, Wine, and Swimming Stops

The next excursion will allow you to spend a half day in total relax admiring the entire sea itinerary of our wonderful city. First we will visit the north side of Siracusa wich is known by the presence of the sea caves and by the peculiar rocks that remind different animals shape and then we move to the natural reserve of Plemmirio with its renowned gulf of Pillirina. Afterwards we'll sail around Ortigia island admiring its historic part wich includes the ex borboun prison, the Viliena fort, the spanish walls, the Maniace castle, the Levante waterfront, the Alfeo waterfront , the Aretusa spring and the immense Big Harbour of Siracusa. During the tour you will have cold soft drinks and seasonal fruit. Moreover our staff will provide to delight you with a big typical starter and a lunch or a dinner cooked up directly on board. This experience includes also more stops for swimming during the exploration of those places where we sail and a guide.

From Syracuse: Mount Etna Guided Morning Hike & Food Tasting

2. From Syracuse: Mount Etna Guided Morning Hike & Food Tasting

Start your day off right with a visit to the tallest active volcano in Europe. Admire majestic views from Mount Etna as you learn about this UNESCO World Heritage site. Step away from the crowds of Syracuse for a while to indulge in this incredible excursion in nature. Head over to the bottom of Mount Etna and ride by minivan to an altitude of 2000 meters, where your hike will begin. You can either explore the Silvestri Craters or choose to purchase the high-altitude option. From here, enjoy spectacular views of the unique natural environment. At the end of your hike, don some safety equipment to discover a lava flow cave and learn about its formation. Conclude your morning adventure by stopping at a traditional farm to sample some delicious local treats.

Syracuse : Scuba diving for beginners in the Plemmirio area

3. Syracuse : Scuba diving for beginners in the Plemmirio area

Scuba diving with an instructor for beginners. Once you arrive in the characteristic Ognina seaport, your guide and marine biologist await you onboard the dinghy that will take you near the Plemmirio Natural Reserve, famous to the locals and lovers of scuba diving. With its 14 km of coastline, this site is essential to study biodiversity. Before entering the water, you will receive an introduction to the flora and fauna riches of the reserve, the different underwater itineraries that you can follow, and the history of the archaeological remains of its depths. Under the expert supervision of the underwater guide, you will go through real archaeological itineraries to discover the wrecks of the sinking ships and the remains of their cargo: amphorae and anchors of various sizes, nature, and ages.

Siracusa: private boat tour-Pillirina, Ortigia and sea caves

4. Siracusa: private boat tour-Pillirina, Ortigia and sea caves

The private boat tour departs from our embarkation point at the entrance to the island of Ortigia where our staff will welcome you. Once on board, you will be free to move during the tour choosing whether to stay in the sun or take advantage of the shade provided by the awning, the whole boat will be at your disposal you will not have to share the route with other travelers. On board you will find fresh water, a bottle of prosecco to spice up your tour, and safety systems for all participants. You will be the one to choose what kind of experience to have, the captain will be happy to explain the history and all the information about the places you will visit, or you can enjoy the trip by listening to music and letting the scenery do the talking. You will be able to choose how many stops for swimming and snorkeling to make, agreeing with the captain on the best spots for you to give vent to your curiosity and your fun swimming among the fish. You can admire the island of Ortigia in its entirety, see the Maniace Castle, the Arethusa Fountain and the city from the sea. Along the Syracuse coast you can have fun discovering the hidden shapes behind the most famous rocks, enter sea caves and observe the color variations within them. In the marine protected area of Plemmirio you will experience an open and unspoiled sea, full of picturesque coves including the most famous, the Pillirina. If you forgot your mask? Don't worry, you will always find spare masks on the boat. Live the experience, it will be 3 hours only yours that you will not forget!

Syracuse: Ortigia Island Half-Day Boat Tour with Aperitif

5. Syracuse: Ortigia Island Half-Day Boat Tour with Aperitif

Begin your adventure by meeting your captain on board your boat, decked out with three double cabins, a bathroom with a shower, an outside shower, a kitchen, and a refrigerator. Depending on the marine weather conditions, we will sail along the southern or northern coast of Syracuse and Ortigia. If we sail to the northern coast, we will admire the magnificent Scoglio dei Due Fratelli (I du' Frati), whose name derives from an ancient legend linked to the stories of two Sicilian brothers. During navigation, you will be able to discover the main myths linked to the enchanting places in the Syracuse area that you will visit. If, on the other hand, we head towards the southern coast, we will sail along the north of the Plemmirio marine protected area. We will stop for a relaxing bath. Returned onboard, we will offer you a rich aperitif made of local products (salami, cheese, products in oil, bruchette), served with a glass of local white wine.

Avola: Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve Hiking Tour

6. Avola: Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve Hiking Tour

By participating in this experience, you will discover one of the most interesting and spectacular canyons of Sicily, where you will find yourself immersed in a lush vegetation, among groves and natural landscapes. About 700 species and subspecies of plants living in these places, that you will have the opportunity to discover, thanks to the naturalistic guide that will accompany you during the whole route. In this impressive cleft, the ancient river "Kakyparis" flows and continues to erode, with its pristine waters, the soft limestone ibleo, forming the so-called "Uruvi": small and deep lakes, also known as "potholes of the giants". A magical place, therefore, where you can relax and enjoy a regenerating bath, in the fresh and clear waters of the river Cassibile.

Ognina: Plemmirio Nature Reserve Snorkeling

7. Ognina: Plemmirio Nature Reserve Snorkeling

Start the adventurous discovery onboard a dinghy from the small port of Ognina, where already here, the show begins. You will reach the beautiful Bay of Ognina. With mask and snorkel, you can admire the underwater show, one of the best places for snorkeling on the eastern Sicilian coast. Observe the seabed and then get marveled at the sight of fish such as anemones, corvine, and hermit crabs that swim undisturbed. Again, get dazzled by the flora that dances following the gentle motion of the Mediterranean Sea. The professionalism and competence of the staff on board will ensure you an unforgettable experience of pure fun and relaxation.

From Syracuse: Mount Etna Volcano Morning Trekking Tour

8. From Syracuse: Mount Etna Volcano Morning Trekking Tour

Hike along the stunning Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, and marvel at stunning views and natural phenomena. Enjoy traditional Sicilian treats near the end of the tour and learn fascinating history and facts from your guide. Begin your journey in Syracuse while heading towards Mount Etna on a scenic trek along the southern slope of Europe's highest active volcano. Marvel at scenic stopping points and points of interest along the way. Learn about many interesting facts about Mount Etna, such as the latest eruptions that characterize this volcano as one of the most active in Europe. Once you reach 2,000 meters above sea level at Rifugio Sapienza, you can trek around the stunning Crateri Silvestri cones. Finally, stop at an organic farm where there will be an opportunity to taste honey, oils, wines, and other authentic Sicilian delicacies.

Noto: Guided trekking and birdwatching at Vendicari Reserve

9. Noto: Guided trekking and birdwatching at Vendicari Reserve

Defined as the hotel of the birds, Vendicari is today one of the most frequented natural reserves by migratory birds in Europe and its importance, from a naturalistic point of view, is recognized internationally. Walking along its paths you will be able to observe a great biodiversity of plants typical of the Mediterranean maquisamong which the carob, the wild olive, the myrtle and the "Juniperus coccolone" that, in some places, reaches monumental dimensions. Along this naturalistic path you can visit, after having crossed the big quagmire, the ancient Swabian tower built between the end of the three hundred and the beginning of the four hundred; the tuna trap, of which remain substantial structures; the salt pans, today a place frequented by countless migratory and sedentary birds. In the vicinity of the trap you will also find a plant for processing fish, characterized by tanks for the production of "garum", a typical sauce used by the Greeks and Romans to season food. In short, you will live an experience that will allow you to visit a truly unique place.

From Syracuse: Cavagrande Natural Reserve Guided Trek

10. From Syracuse: Cavagrande Natural Reserve Guided Trek

Cavagrande Natural Reserve offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a unique and emblematic scenery of Hyblean landscape: the so-called "cava". Originated from the relentless flowing of the Cassibile river, this impressive canyon presents a lush riparian vegetation and a system of small waterfalls and astonishing clear natural pools, where people have the opportunity to get a refreshing swim during summer months.transfer R/T, guided hike with hiking guide, use of walking poles

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A highlight of our time in Ortigia. The captain and guide could not have been nicer. We sailed and saw beautiful sights and even had the opportunity to go swimming. The food and wine was an excellent end to an amazing trip. We could not more highly recommend this experience.

The tour was definitely a highlight of our whole visit to Sicily. Very professional guide sharing many interesting information about Etna, volcanoes and the region history. Sights were second to none, we HIGHLY recommend booking the tour!

Francesco provided all of us with an excellent tour. He was very knowledgeable and prompt. The wine and food tasting was also very good. I would highly recommend.

Great tour! We saw and learned a lot, as well the hiking was great. On top Frederico was a great guide and made the day perfect! Thx

Very nice excursion with an experienced guide who was able to impart a lot of knowledge about Etna and the surrounding area.