POZZALLO EXCURSIONS

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Special attention is always taken to give adequate time at all stops and to accommodate special requests when possible, we want to assure that your experience in Sicily is both memorable and enjoyable.

 

RAGUSA IBLA AND THE DONNAFUGATA CASTLE  

Full Day from Pozzallo port/hotel

Today our first stop today is to Ragusa. Here we visit an important winery located in the heart of the Sicilian Baroque on the south-eastern point of Sicily.  Remnants of Africa are also evident here from the architecture to the vegetation (olive groves, carob and almond trees, vineyards) to the colorful red, ocher, and yellow surroundings.  All of the wines here originate from the exclusive selection of grapes, harvested at two different times in order to obtain the best results from differentiated maturations. They utilize soft pigeage (fermentation of grapes in open tanks, like the traditional “grape stomping”), controlled temperature of fermentation, and aging in barrique. Later we travel the narrow, country roads from Ragusa to Santa Croce Camerina.  Time to admire the Donnafugata Castle, an imposing construction immersed in one of the most evocative carob woods in the whole province.  Used for movie scenes including an appearance in "The Jar" in the film Kaos, directed by the Taviani brothers. This afternoon a short stop in Ragusa.  Time for a stroll through the historical town of Ibla to admire the wide array of Baroque architecture, including several stunning palaces and churches. Later back to Pozzallo port/hotel.

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BAROQUE IN NOTO & SIRACUSA 

Full Day from Pozzallo port/hotel

Today our first stop today is to Noto. Noto is supposed to be the Sicilian baroque town. After it was nearly completely destroyed by an earthquake, one of the most beautiful baroque towns was built up. Noto also belongs to the Unesco heritage. When walking along the main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, you get to the city centre automatically. Especially interesting are the town hall and the cathedral, which can be found on the “Piazza del Municipio”. Unfortunately, many buildings are not in a really good condition, and for quite a while already restoration works are done to keep the past’s valuable treasures. Since 2007 the cathedral is accessible for visitors again. Anyhow, Noto is worth a visit in any case. Later we will drive to Siracusa founded by colonists from Cornith in 735 B.C. and once the most important competitor to Athens.  On arrival stroll through the streets of Ortygia Island, the heart of the city center. This afternoon visit through the Archaeological Park highlights the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Paradise Quarry.  Later back to Pozzallo port/hotel.

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SIRACUSA & BOAT TOUR

Full Day from Pozzallo port/hotel

Today  we depart to Siracusa, the greatest city of Magna Graecia. On arrival stroll through the streets of Ortygia Island, the heart of the city center. Here we will enjoy a collective boat excursion around the island of Ortigia to admire the city and the Castle. Time at leisure. Than this afternoon before go back to Catania, we will stop to the Archaeological Park for an independent visit to the Greek Theatre, the Roman Anphitheatre and the Paradise Quarry.  Later back to Pozzallo port/hotel.

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