According to your flight schedule arrival atthe Catania Airport where you’ll meet your English Speaking driver. He will escort you to your Catamaran, in Marina di Catania (15minutes transfer with a luxury vehicle). You are going to embark for an amazing privatecruise exploring the Val di Noto Baroque Unesco World Heritage.
Starting in Siracusa, one of the most amazing city of Italy with its Greek Heritage and its Baroque attitude, we’ll continue towards the Val di Noto. Welcome to the area that eno-gastronomic experts baptized the “Ragusashire”, in fact here, in the middleof a luxurious vegetation intermingled withBaroque monuments and archeological areasyou’ll find the best restaurants of the islandnot to mention the most creative and brilliantChefs and Carjcanti and Cerasuolo di Vittoriawine, the two red princesses of Sicilian wine. Your crew welcomes you on board the Blue Deer with appetizers and drinks, we startour four hours navigation to Siracusa, reach the beautiful island of Ortigia. The city, a World Heritage Site, is the successor of the magnificent Surakousai, which rivalled Athensas the largest and the most powerful city of the Greek world. The city of Syracuse was founded onthe beautiful island of Ortigia (“island ofthe quail”, because of its shape) has manymonuments of great interest, an island so close to the mainland that it would later be joined to it by a causeway. The city was founded in 733 BC by Corinthian settlers, the city grew fast and it soon created many sub-colonies, such as Akrai, Kasmenai, Heloros and Kamarina. Late afternoon like Winston Churchill did in April 1955 and as the locals continue to do today,well jump on board an Ape Calessino for anexclusive Ortigia Sightseeing.
Our driver and our local guide will zip us through their nativetown sharing the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage city, a nice preliminary tour of the city. For nearly two centuries Siracusa was the most powerful city in the known world. The little island of Ortigia, its old town which today is linked to the mainland and modern city by two causeways, formed the heart of Syracuse for 2,700 years. Stroll out for a walking tour of its Baroque historical center. Enjoy dinner on board tonight, cooked up by our chef from the freshestlocal ingredients and served with some of the most flavorful wines from the area,when come to food and wine Sicily is a realcontinent to discover. Night at anchor.
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