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Syracuse, Between history and myth: discovering Ortigia

Your Guru: Fabrizio
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  • Syracuse
  • Available in Spanish, Italian
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

Since 2015 I have been working as a guide, organizing tours in Sicily and Southern Italy: initially for groups of Spanish and Italian tourists, in the last three years for the Latin American market (Argentines, Brazilians, Uruguayans, etc.). Devourer of history and archeology books since I was little, I am passionate about Mediterranean art and culture. Proud of my Sicilian ... More

Since 2015 I have been working as a guide, organizing tours in Sicily and Southern Italy: initially for groups of Spanish and Italian tourists, in the last three years for the Latin American market (Argentines, Brazilians, Uruguayans, etc.). Devourer of history and archeology books since I was little, I am passionate about Mediterranean art and culture. Proud of my Sicilian roots, I love to convey to travelers my love and passion for a unique land, Sicily.

About the Tour

The tour starts from the ruins of the Temple of Apollo to learn about the origins of the second most important city of Greek civilization. Through the silence of the ancient Via Sacra, we will reach the monumental Piazza Archimede , where we will reconstruct the various historical stages of Ortigia, from the Middle Ages to the present. We will walk along Via della Maestranza , testimony of the careful and tiring work of the craftsmen of the past. We will visit the Giudecca , the ancient Jewish quarter, with its picturesque and characteristic alleys. We will know the wonderful Piazza del Duomo, the ancient agora of the Greek polis, with its valuable monuments, including the Cathedral. Born as a Doric temple in 480 BC, it was converted into a Christian church in the 6th century AD. A careful observation allows you to admire the traces of each historical period: from the columns of the temple, to the Norman battlements, up to the Baroque facade which, thanks to the limestone cladding, it assumes the typical golden color at sunset. Walking and getting lost in the narrow streets of Ortigia, our visit will culminate at the Fonte di Aretusa , one of the symbols of the city.
From the top of the ancient ramparts of the Lungomare Alfeo , we will enjoy a spectacular panorama.
The explanation will be enriched with anecdotes about traditions and popular customs, legends and myths, Sicilian lifestyle and gastronomy

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Church of San Paolo

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Tour opinions (8)

Paolo 08/13/2021

Fabrizio è bravissimo a raccontare molto dettagliatamente i luoghi visitati, con spiegazioni coinvolgenti e dense di particolari storici e architettonici. Lo abbiamo avuto come Guru sia a Catania che a Siracusa....eccezionale in entrambe le visite

Isabel 08/11/2021

Simona 08/09/2021

Un ragazzo garbato, molto preparato, si percepisce il suo grande amore per la storia e storia dell'arte. Lo consiglierei sicuramente a tutti coloro che volessero fare una visita guidata breve ma esaustiva di un gioiello come Siracusa

Susana 08/07/2021

Muy recomendable

Maximiliano 08/06/2021

5.0(8) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(8) Ratings