Province of Syracuse Nature & adventure

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Siracuse: Guided Velobike Tour

1. Siracuse: Guided Velobike Tour

After being collected from your Siracusa accommodation, your Velo Bike tour around the city will begin. You will be taken to various parts of the city, and as well as the island of Ortigia. Siracusa has a unique ecological system, both inside and outside the city. Aboard your electric bicycle, your driver will introduce you to inside the city's magnificent labyrinth, providing you with the opportunity to find and to photograph the history left by different populations at each stop. The tour also includes explanation of historical places, as well as views of impressive panoramas. At the conclusion of your experience, you have the option to be dropped off at any location of your choosing within the city.

From Syracuse: Mount Etna Guided Morning Hike & Food Tasting

2. From Syracuse: Mount Etna Guided Morning Hike & Food Tasting

Start your day off right with a visit to the tallest active volcano in Europe. Admire majestic views from Mount Etna as you learn about this UNESCO World Heritage site. Step away from the crowds of Syracuse for a while to indulge in this incredible excursion in nature. Head over to the bottom of Mount Etna and ride by minivan to an altitude of 2000 meters, where your hike will begin. You can either explore the Silvestri Craters or choose to purchase the high-altitude option. From here, enjoy spectacular views of the unique natural environment. At the end of your hike, don some safety equipment to discover a lava flow cave and learn about its formation. Conclude your morning adventure by stopping at a traditional farm to sample some delicious local treats.

From Catania: Pantalica & Sortino Guided Tour

3. From Catania: Pantalica & Sortino Guided Tour

Explore the historic Pantalica Nature Reserve and the scenic town of Sortino in the Anapo River Valley. Visit Pantalica, one of the most impressive prehistoric and Paleo-Christian settlements in Europe. Then, explore nearby Sortino and see the town’s memorable architecture. Get picked up from your accommodation in Catania, then head to the first stop: Pantalica Nature Reserve. Pantalica is located on a limestone promontory surrounded by a deep gorge formed by the Anapo and Calcinara rivers between the towns of Ferla and Sortino in Sicily. Pantalica was founded by Sicilian populations where they settled for over 2400 years until the end of the 12th century. This charming place is the largest necropolis in Europe. Here, you'll find the Necropolis of Pantalica, a collection of historic tombs. Next, head to the second stop, the town of Sortino. Sortino has always been known for being one of the most scenic homelands with Sicilian Baroque. Marvel at the architecture of the town's buildings and churches, including Mother Church of Sortino that features the Baroque style. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at your accommodation or another drop-off location in Catania.

Syracuse: Ortigia Island and Sea Caves Boat Tour

4. Syracuse: Ortigia Island and Sea Caves Boat Tour

During this guided tour you will see the following monuments and historical buildings: Venetian Palace, Umberto I bridge, small harbour, Bourbons prison, old spanish walls and Eastern seafront, Viliena Fortress, Jewish Quarter, Maniace Castle, Aretusa Source, Cathedral, St. Lucy alla Badia Church, Alfeo seafront and Porta Marina. Then we will continue our tour by the coast to the sea caves visit and you can live a unique experience: the boat will go into the sea caves wich is the best place to admire stalactites, stalagmites and corals. Some of these caves have peculiar shapes that you will recognize by approaching them, as Dionisio's ear cave, Lovers cave wich has a heart shape and the Doves cave. Last but not least, if you wish, you can also have the chance to enjoy a stop for swimming in our crystal waters.

From Siracusa: Vendicari Nature Reserve Guided Tour

5. From Siracusa: Vendicari Nature Reserve Guided Tour

After leaving the meeting place, we will drive to Vendicari reserve. The guide will give you some information about the special wetland environment and about the birds of the reserve (over 250 different species), with proper spotting scope. We will walk along an easy path to get to the beach where the guide will describe you the characteristic vegetation. We will reach the suggestive Tuna factory and the Aragonese tower, there the transfer R/T, guided tour with hiking guide, walking poles use of birdwatching gear guide will get you known interesting information about their history and how tuna fishery worked. Swimming break and transfer back to Siracusa.

Catania: Vendicari, Marzamemi and Noto Day Trip

6. Catania: Vendicari, Marzamemi and Noto Day Trip

Meet your local guide and enjoy comfortable air-conditioned transportation from Catania. The first stop will be the Natural Reserve of Vendicari, the most important wildlife oasis in Italy. Discover the beautiful beaches of fine sand and large saltwater marshes. Also, try to spot migratory birds and plant species that grow on the dunes and cliffs. The day continues with a stop in Marzamemi, a small fishing village looking out over the Ionian Sea. Visit the ruins of the Tonnara, an ancient structure used to catch tuna. Be delighted by a profusion of colors, flowers, old buildings and one photogenic spot after the other. Finally, visit Noto, the capital of Sicilian Baroque. Get lost in its charming squares and marvel at its churches, buildings, facades and balconies all heavily adorned in the traditional style.

From Syracuse: Cavagrande Natural Reserve Guided Trek

7. From Syracuse: Cavagrande Natural Reserve Guided Trek

Cavagrande Natural Reserve offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a unique and emblematic scenery of Hyblean landscape: the so-called "cava". Originated from the relentless flowing of the Cassibile river, this impressive canyon presents a lush riparian vegetation and a system of small waterfalls and astonishing clear natural pools, where people have the opportunity to get a refreshing swim during summer months.transfer R/T, guided hike with hiking guide, use of walking poles

Ortigia: Private Walking Tour and Boat Trip

8. Ortigia: Private Walking Tour and Boat Trip

Discover the most important buildings and monuments, enjoy hidden corners of Ortigia and feel the exceptional atmosphere of Southern Italy visiting colorful fruit and fish markets. See the Greek Apollo Temple, Archimedes Square with neoclassical Fountain of Diana which displays the glorious past of Syracuse, the Cathedral Square, and Palazzo Beneventano. Pass through the Jewish Quarter and on to Arethusa Fountain. Then, reach the port where you will be presented to the boat commander and your marine adventure will begin. Sail along the coastline exploring beautiful limestone caves with a possibility to dive into crystalline waters of the Ionian Sea from the boat. Enjoy a traditional lunch of locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, mushrooms, vegetables, fresh bread, and homemade olive oil accompanied by excellent local wine.

Avola: Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve Hiking Tour

9. Avola: Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve Hiking Tour

By participating in this experience, you will discover one of the most interesting and spectacular canyons of Sicily, where you will find yourself immersed in a lush vegetation, among groves and natural landscapes. About 700 species and subspecies of plants living in these places, that you will have the opportunity to discover, thanks to the naturalistic guide that will accompany you during the whole route. In this impressive cleft, the ancient river "Kakyparis" flows and continues to erode, with its pristine waters, the soft limestone ibleo, forming the so-called "Uruvi": small and deep lakes, also known as "potholes of the giants". A magical place, therefore, where you can relax and enjoy a regenerating bath, in the fresh and clear waters of the river Cassibile.

From Siracusa: Pantalica Nature Reserve Guided Hiking Tour

10. From Siracusa: Pantalica Nature Reserve Guided Hiking Tour

In the reserve of Pantalica nature, history and archeology blend offering visitors an opportunity to experience a unique and charming environment. The necropolis rises high with his white and sheer limestone cliffs with 5000 tombs dug in the rock. It is perfectly set in the variegated ecosystem that characterize this important Nature Reserve, listed as Unesco site in 2005 due to its very important historical and natural heritage.

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Nice drivers, good and safe vehicles, you drive in the pedestrian zone/sidewalk, vehicles are clean and new, the sights are explained using small boxes, 30 minutes pass quickly, next time I would do the big tour, recommended.

Excelente experiencia en Ortigia! Daniel, nuestro guia y conductor, muy preparado y simpatico Nos mistro las atracciones y algunos datos de Ortigia, que solo algunos conocen Tour muy interesante y comodisimo el Velobike

It was a fun and interesting day! We were very lucky with the weather and Frederico the guide was very wonderful. He had an answer to every thing we asked.

Great tour! We saw and learned a lot, as well the hiking was great. On top Frederico was a great guide and made the day perfect! Thx

Very nice excursion with an experienced guide who was able to impart a lot of knowledge about Etna and the surrounding area.