• The Barocco Experience
  • The Barocco Experience
  • The Barocco Experience
  • The Barocco Experience
  • The Barocco Experience
Small-group (Up to 16 people)

The Barocco and Food Experience: tour of Syracuse, Ortigia and Catania from Taormina

It’s time to discover some of Sicily’s most stunning baroque monuments with a full day experience tour from Taormina, which will take you to Syracuse, Ortigia and Catania.


About this tour:

9 hours
Live tour guide
Our expert guides selected for you
Personalized attention
Experiences designed for your needs
Free cancellation

Flexible reservation

Likely to sell out

Limited availability

  • Travel comfortably with our transport to and from Taormina
  • Take a guide walking tour of the island of Ortigia and discover its landmarks
  • Enjoy a guided visit of Syracuse archaeological park from an expert guide
  • Savor a surprise tasting in Catania
  • Savor a traditional Sicilian lunch

Enjoy comfortable return transport from Taormina or Giardini Naxos as you visit some of the most spectacular sights Sicily has to offer. Discover the ancient secrets of Syracuse, get swept away by the beauty of the island of Ortigia and marvel at the Baroque magnificence of Catania.

Discover the island of Ortigia on a guided walking tour

A professional driver will pick you up in Taormina or Giardini Naxos in a comfortable vehicle and drive you to one of Sicily’s most spectacular sights. The first stop of your full day will be the island of Ortigia, the city centre of Siracusa. Here, you’ll take a guided walking tour with an expert local guide who can answer any and all of your questions on the island, introducing you to the rich history of the island, explaining its Greek and Roman past Admire the most famed landmarks (exterior) such as the Cathedral “il Duomo” and much more. Any day trip in Sicily is not complete without a traditional lunch, full of Sicilian specialties, which is included in our tour.

Enjoy a guided tour of an ancient treasure

It will then be time for a visit of another stunning Sicilian monument: the archaeological park in Syracuse, which was constructed in the 5th century BC, then rebuilt in the 3rd century AD. Your guide will lead you through the park, pointing out the various ruins and explaining their historical and cultural significance. You will see some of the most important sites of the park, such as the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater and the Ear of Dionysius, a deep limestone quarry from which stone to build the ancient city was extracted.The 16,000-capacity amphitheatre, also known as the Teatro Greco, is the archaeological park’s mind-blowing centrepiece. As you explore the park, you will learn about the different civilizations that inhabited the area, including the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. You will discover how they lived, their customs, and the contributions they made to the development of Siracusa. A visit to the Syracuse Archaeological Park would be enough to take your breath away normally. But this trip is packed with some of the island’s top attractions - such as the next stop, the beautiful town of Catania.

Visit Catania, one of Italy’s most beautiful gems

Concluding our remarkable day trip to Syracuse, Ortigia, and Catania, we delve into the vibrant culinary atmosphere of Catania, one of Sicily's most significant gems. Nestled between Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea, Catania serves as a cultural and gastronomic crossroads, boasting a millennia-old history and unique culinary traditions. Here, amidst the baroque charm of its architecture and the lively pulse of its streets, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a delightful surprise to tantalize your taste buds. This surprise tasting will introduce you to some of the finest local treats, and authentic expressions of Catania's rich culinary heritage.

The tour will end in the late afternoon when you will be driven back to Taormina, leaving you with unforgettable memories of this beautiful part of Sicily.


Important Information

Please note that Italy's law doesn't permit selling alcoholic beverages to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages

Please inform us in advance about any special dietary requirement.

Please let us know in advance any special needs or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accommodate them.



Rain Policy

This tour runs on rain or shine.


Round-trip transportation from Taormina/Giardini Naxos by luxury A/C Mercedes Minivan or Minibus
Professional English speaking driver
Guided walking tour of Siracusa (Ortigia) with professional English speaking guide
Guided visit of Siracusa archeological park (tickets included)
Typical Sicilian lunch
Surprise Tasting in Catania
Water on board

Meeting Point

Please note that we now have 2 MEETING POINTS: IN TAORMINA and in GIARDINI NAXOS: Please double check for the correspondent meeting point according to your choosen departure point.

  • Meet our tour leader in Taormina, inside the parking of the the Bus Terminal, via Pirandello 75, near the Rico Caffè

  • Please meet our tour guide at Giardini Naxos, inside the Recanati Terminal Bus, at the corner with Roulotte House.

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