Noto, The Baroque Jewel of Sicily - A Unesco Heritage Site Walk
During your visit to Syracuse, we hope you will seize the opportunity and make the time to explore the unique Baroque town of Noto. This visit is also recommended for those that wish to get a bit of exercise and enjoy "Walking through History", as this visit of Noto is done entirly on foot (about 90 minutes). You will return to Syracuse in time for lunch onboard SeaDream, after which there is still ample time to allow you the afternoon to explore this gem of a town on your own. Located in a region populated with olive and almond trees, Noto is located a distance of about 22 miles/35 kms from Syracuse. During this scenic drive, your local guide will provide you with an insight into the history of Sicily, Syracuse and Noto while passing through the villages of Cassibile and Avola, the "homeland" of Sicilian almonds. The original town of Noto was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693; but rebuilt according to the town planning and architectural theories of the 18th Century. Built on terraces, the various parts of town are connected by steps and your walking tour includes the Public Gardens, the 18th century Cathedral, currently under restoration after damage suffered during the 1990 earthquake, and some of the other impressive buildings such as the Churches of St. Domenico and of St. Charles (del Colleggio), the "Ducezio" Palace and "Villadorata" Palace. Following this "Walk through History," return to Syracuse for a brief introduction of the old town before a well- deserved lunch onboard your SeaDream yacht.
Notes: Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes! A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The price is subject to increase based on the rapidly rising exchange rate between the Euro to the US Dollar. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Syracuse, Sicily
Duration: 3.5 hours
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