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Jewish Siracusa

Present on the island since early Roman times, the Sicilian Jewish community was one of the most important in the Mediterranean area, with Siracusa being one of the major centers. This tour will explore the Jewish influence on Siracusa’s cultural heritage by taking you through the ancient Jewish quarter in Ortigia, home to the synagogue and the miqwè, Europe’s most ancient Jewish ritual bath. Other highlights of the Jewish presence in town include the Catacombs of San Giovanni and the crypt of S. Marciano. During the tour you will visit also the archaeological park Neapolis to admire the famous Greek theater and the famous Orecchio di Dioniso, an impressive cave shaped as a giant ear.

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4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Entrance fee to Archeo Park of Neapolis
    • Expert Local Guide
    • Transfer from Ortigia to Archeo Park
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
    What's excluded :
    • Return Transfer from Archeo Park to your hotel
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ortigia, Corso Umberto, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

    Ortigia is a small island which is the historical centre of the city of Syracuse. The island, also known as the Città Vecchia (Old City), contains many historical landmarks.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Ipogeo Di Piazza Duomo, Piazza Duomo, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

    Piazza Duomo is one of the most important and largest squares of Ortigia, the historical center of Siracusa. Here is where the main Cathedral is located. Piazza Duomo is an extremely popular place for tourism, shopping and entertainment.

    Pass By: Duomo di Siracusa, Piazza Duomo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

    The cathedral stands in the city's historic core on Ortygia Island. The Duomo is an ancient Catholic church in Syracuse. Its structure is originally a Greek doric temple, and for this reason it is included in a UNESCO World Heritage Site designated in 2005.

    Pass By: Fonte Aretusa, Largo Aretusa Il dio innamorato è ALFEO e non Orfeo, inoltre c'è un errore di battitura nel nome di Artemide., 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

    The Fountain of Arethusa is a natural fountain on the island of Ortygia in the historical centre of the city of Syracuse in Sicily. According to Greek mythology, the fresh water fountain is the place where the nymph Arethusa, the patron figure of ancient Syracuse, returned to earth's surface after escaping from her undersea home in Arcadia.

    Pass By: Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), Piazza Pancali Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

    The Temple of Apollo is one of the most important ancient Greek monuments on Ortygia, in front of the Piazza Pancali in Syracuse. It is dated to the beginning of the 6th century B.C. and is therefore the most ancient Doric temple in Sicily.

    Stop At: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Via Paradiso 14, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy

    The Greek theatre of Syracuse lies on the south slopes of the Temenite hill, overlooking the modern city of Syracuse. It was first built in the 5th century BC, rebuilt in the 3rd century BC and renovated again in the Roman period. Today, it is a part of the Unesco World Heritage Site of "Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica". The Archaeological Park of Neapoli includes also the Ear of Dionysius, a limestone cave carved out of the Temenites hill in the city of Syracuse. Its name, given by the painter Michelangelo da Caravaggio, comes from its similarity in shape to the human ear. The name is also linked to the acoustic effects inside the cave: it is told that people's voices echo up to 16 times.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meet your driver at your hotel.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-247562P285

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