Syracuse "Unique" – from The Old Town to the Catacombs to the Bounty of Sicilian Food & Wine at a Private Estate
Are you looking to spend an interesting morning in the company of your fellow SeaDreamers ashore? We hope you will join us on this morning land adventure full of contrasts. Start your morning with a brief introduction of the town followed by a very interesting visit to the Catacombs of San Giovanni (4th Century AD). This well-known and interesting site features a maze of passages and tunnels with thousands of tombs and the occasional fresco depicting Christian symbols. These tombs differ from the Roman tombs found elsewhere in Italy due to their larger size and the complex tunnel system developed around the tomb of St. Marcian, one of the early Christian martyrs. Following the visit to the catacombs, having exercised your feet a bit, it is only a short drive to the "Hands On" segment of your morning land adventure for a visit to an active wine farm belonging to Baron Pietro Beneventano del Bosco. In order to maintain his estate, this local aristocrat has opened his farm to visitors. In addition to the vineyard he now also operates a small and charming Inn. Your free to explore the surroundings but don't stray too far as you are then invited to use your hands and delve into a rich sampling of typical homemade Sicilian specialties including the tasting of four wines " a white, a red, a rose and a dessert wine. Most of the time, the Baron manages to be on site during our visit and will be open to questions; there is no need to polish up your Italian, he speaks very good English. After the sampling of local delicacies in the countryside, return to the town of Syracuse, where, fortified by these snacks, you may wish to remain in town for independent explorations.
Notes: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 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: 4 hours
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