From beaches to Renaissance art, sometimes it seems as if there's nothing the Italian island of Sicily doesn't offer. And if there's one city that captures it all, it's Catania — a great place to take in the mountains, the Mediterranean, folk traditions and fantastic food, all in the course of a day. Founded by the Greeks in early 729 BC, the city became a Roman colony and amazingly, considering the dramatic series of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that have so afflicted the area, three theatres have survived from this period.The Teatro Romano, in Via Vittorio Emanuele, was built on the site of a Greek theatre in the 2nd Century AD. Its use of lava stone demonstrates how long the excretions of Etna have been put to good use. Next door is the Odeon, a smaller theatre used for more intimate occasions, such as musical performances. Second in size only to the Colosseum in Rome, the Amphitheatre, though not usually open to the public, can be viewed from outside.
The modern city delights its visitors with beautiful churches and squares. You will visit Piazza del Duomo with the splendid Cathedral of S. Agata, the city's patron saint, an imposing Baroque structure that incorporates some Roman columns taken from the amphitheatre.
Head to the open air food market where where fishermen hawk their catch. Stroll through the ancient historical city before heading to our next stop.
Superbly situated at the head of a beautiful bay, Syracuse (or Siracusa) was the most important city of Magna Graecia. It defeated the mighty Athens in 413 and was home to many a great Greek, including the inimitable Archimedes. At the height of its economic, political and military powers, the city had a population of 300,000 and, according to Cicero, was “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all”.
- Beautiful art and architecture
- Impressive history
- Delighful local cuisine
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- This tour includes a professional informative English-speaking driver. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers cannot walk with you into any site but can answer any question you have from the vehicle. A Professional licensed guide, where needed, can be hired on request at an extra cost.
- Please dress respectfully when visiting religious monuments; local custom requires covering knees and shoulder.
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
- The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.
- Keep an eye on your wallet and purses at all time. Do not wear jewelry or carry large amount of cash.
- Professional informative English-speaking driver
- Private vehicle for the day
- Pick up and drop off at the port
- Guaranteed return to the pier on time
- Flexible itinerary
- Admission fees if not mentioned
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