Guided tour

Syracuse: Ortigia Island Guided Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Travelovers

Syracuse: Ortigia Island Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Travelovers

From US$ 21.11 per person

Discover the Island of Ortigia, the oldest part of Syracuse, on a guided walking tour. Stroll across the Ponte Umbertino, marvel at the ruins of the Apollo Temple, and see the stunning Diana Fountain.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Step back in time as you admire Ortigia's ancient Greek and Roman sights
  • Uncover hidden sights in Ortigia's maze of winding alleys and streets
  • Cross over the Ponte Umbertino bridge and view the ruins of Apollo's Temple
  • View the ancient Greek Doric columns on the 7th century Cathedral of Syracuse
  • Marvel at the grand elegance of the Sicilian Baroque details in Piazza Duomo
Full description

Immerse yourself in the history of Syracuse on this guided walking tour of the island of Ortigia. Uncover how major Mediterranean civilizations have left their mark in this unique area as you pass by elegant buildings, sculptures, fountains, and grand squares.

Meet your guide near the Ponte Umbertino, the stone bridge that connects Syracuse to the island of Ortigia. Follow your guide as they effortlessly navigate through a maze of narrow streets until you reach the 6th century ruins of the Apollo Temple.

Contime to Piazza Archimede to admire a classical fountain that depicts the mythical goddess Diana. Pass through charming shops and alley restaurants as you make your way through downtown Ortigia.

Finally reach the Piazza Duomo which opens out into a wide space that is surrounded by breathtaking Baroque architecture. End your walk here, were you can take some time to admire the Cathedral of Syracuse which was built atop a Temple to Athena. 

Includes
  • Multilingual guide
  • Walking tour
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Meet at the Ponte Umbertino bridge next to the statue of Archimedes. Look for a guide with a badge around their neck.

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3.9 /5

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Our guide was superb, entertaining & knowledgeable BUT there were too many people on the tour given that we didn’t have headphones to listen which spoiled the experience

September 20, 2022

Everything was great, the guide was knowledgeable and had a sense of humour. The part when we were asked for an obligatory tip wasn’t at all expected nor was it correct.

September 11, 2022

I often use Get your Guide to visit the cities and the service is good and the guides are prepared. In the case of Syracuse we had the guide all to ourselves. Nice tour, even if compared to other cities the content is not very much.

August 22, 2022

Product ID: 418828