Shore Excursion Details

Classical Siracusa

Siracusa (Sicily), Italy

Classical Siracusa


  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration

Delve into the fascinating history of eastern Sicily by browsing the Neapolis archaeological park in Siracusa and the old town of Ortygia. The Roman amphitheater in the park was buried for centuries until excavated in the 1800s. Although the amphitheater is certainly the centerpiece of the park, there will be plenty more to explore there, including the largest altar from antiquity, an impressive Greek theater and a series of caverns that once served as a prison. The Ear of Dionysus cavern features extraordinary acoustics that greatly amplify even the slightest sound. You will discover even more about the local history after crossing the bridge to the island of Ortygia. The Temple of Apollo there dates to the 6th century BC, and its imposing size is evident despite being in ruins. You will also see a wealth of more recent architectural gems, including 15th-century palaces and a Baroque-style cathedral built over the remains of a Doric temple.

• Meander through the extraordinary ruins of an archaeological park in Siracusa.
• See the oldest Doric temple in Western Europe on the island of Ortygia.
• Gain a historical understanding of eastern Sicily through architecture that spans the centuries.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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