Walking tour of Ortigia
The historical heart of Syracuse, the island of Ortigia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to beautiful Baroque architecture. Explore this stunning island with your private guide and learn about its fascinating history.
Wind your way through the charming streets of Ortigia and discover the beauty of this historical city. First colonised by the ancient Greeks, the remains of the civilization can be seen at the Temple of Apollo, which dates back to the 6th century BC. You'll also have the chance to admire the impressive Cathedral, once an ancient Greek temple itself.
After learning about the varied history of the island, you'll discover the art of pupi and marionette theater, a true Sicilian tradition and designated Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Meet a local artisan who has been making the puppets for years and learn the history behind this unique tradition.