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Ortigia, Sicily

Siracusa Food and Wine Walking Tour

2 1/2 hour foodie tour.

https://www.getyourguide.com/syracuse-l1115/syracuse-food-wine-walking-tour-t58984/

Hermes

Offers several tours in Syracuse, including a walking tour of Ortigia.

http://www.hermes-sicily.com/en/index.html

You, Me, and Sicily

Week long food and culture tours all over Sicily with visits to Ortigia.

https://you-me-sicily.myshopify.com/

Ortigia Island Excursion

Several small boat tours including happy hour and grotto tours.

http://www.ortigiaislandexcursion.com/home.html

Riva Forte Gallo, 2, 96100 Siracusa, SR, Italy

Teatro dei Pupi

Puppet theater with entertaining performances. Workshop is across the street.

http://www.teatrodeipupisiracusa.it/en/il-teatro-dei-pupi/

Via della Giudecca 22, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Museo dei Pupi

Fascinating puppet museum.

http://www.museodeipupisiracusa.it/en/homepage/

Via della Giudecca, angolo Piazza San Giuseppe, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Piazza Duomo

One of the best piazzas in Sicily.

Piazza Duomo, Siracusa SR, Italy

Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia (Church of St. Lucy)

Baroque church houses Caravaggio’s “Burial of Saint Lucy.”

Website

Piazza Duomo, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

Duomo di Siracusa aka Cathedral of Santa Maria delle Colonne (Syracuse Cathedral)

Incredible Sicilian Baroque church with some remaining Greek columns.

https://www.secretsiracusa.it/en/where-to-go/duomo-syracuse/

Piazza Duomo, 5, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe

Huge labyrinth of catacombs under the church.

Via San Giovanni Alle Catacombe 1, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo (Church of St. Filippo)

Church built on a synagogue with an underground Jewish ritual bath. Tours available.

https://www.facebook.com/sanfilippoapostolosiracusa/

Piazza San Filippo, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

Temple of Apollo

Ruins of a Greek temple dating to 6th century B.C.

Largo XXV Luglio, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

Maniace Castle

Medieval castle on the southern tip of the island.

Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

Home to the Greek Theater, Roman Amphitheater, and Ear of Dionysius.

Website

Viale Paradiso 14, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Museo Leonardo da Vinci e Archimede

Small museum dedicated to the work of da Vinci and local hero Archimedes with reproductions of their work.

http://www.leonardoarchimede.com/en/

Ex Convento del Ritiro, Via Vincenzo Mirabella, 31, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede

Hands on museum showcasing the many inventions of Archimedes.

http://www.tecnoparco-archimede.com/it/

Viale Giuseppe Agnello 26, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Fountain of Diana

Fountain is lovely, especially at night when lit up.

Piazza Archimede, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Pupillo

Lovely family run winery, 30 minute drive from Ortigia.

https://cantinepupillo.it/?lang=en

Contrada Targia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Sights in Taormina

Piazza IX Aprine

Beautiful square in Taormina.

http://www.comune.taormina.me.it/la-citt/monumenti/piazza-xv-aprile.aspx

Piazza 9 Aprile, 6, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy

Taormina Cable Car

Easy way to get to the beaches below the city. Great views, too.

https://www.traveltaormina.com/en/how-to-reach-us/cable-car.html

Teatro Antico di Taormina (Ancient Greek Theater)

Beautiful Greek theater.

https://www.parconaxostaormina.com/

Via del Teatro Greco, 1, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy

Villa Comunale

Gorgeous botanical garden. Free.

https://www.traveltaormina.com/it/monumenti/villa-comunale-taormina.html

Via Bagnoli Croci, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy

Sights in Ragusa

Duomo di San Giorgio (St. George Cathedral)

Beautiful expression of Sicilian Baroque.

Piazza Duomo, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Scale

Some of the original 13th century Gothic church remains. Baroque additions built later.

Corso Mazzini, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista (Cathedral of St. John the Baptist)

Originally in Ragusa Ibla, the cathedral was rebuilt in Ragusa Superiore after the earthquake.

Piazza San Giovanni, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

Chiesa San Giuseppe (Church of St. Joseph)

Stunning Sicilian Baroque facade.

Via Valverde, 9, 97100 Ragusa RG, Italy

FestiWALL

Annual street art festival where beautiful murals are painted on buildings.

https://www.facebook.com/RagusaFestiWall/

Caltagirone

Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte

Magnificent staircase with antique tiles.

Scala Santa Maria del Monte, 11, 95041 Caltagirone CT, Italy