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Syracuse: Ortigia Island Guided Walking Tour

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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.


  • 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


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. 


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