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Syracuse & Marzamemi

Syracuse & MarzamemiOne Day Fully Guided Excursion

Wednesday

DEP MLA 06:30

DEP POZ 20:30

ARR POZ 08:15

ARR MLA 22:15

Sunday

DEP MLA 06:30

DEP POZ 19:30

ARR POZ 08:15

ARR MLA 21:15

Adults
€183
Children
€139

Including a typical Sicilian lunch in an agriturismo

Winter Excursion

October – April
This excursion is only held with a minimum of 15 passengers

Syracuse

Syracuse is home to an Archaeological Zone housing a world renowned Teatro Greco, still in use to this very day.

The island of Ortygia is the centre of ancient Syracuse. Within a few minutes walking distance through the pedestrian zone are the magnificent Duomo, a converted V Century BC Greek Temple, dedicated to Athena. The interior is largely Norman while the façade is a splendid early 18th Century Sicilian baroque creation.  The Fonte Aretusa, a fresh water spring that attracted the original Greek settlers, overlooks the bay of Syracuse. Caravaggio’s Burial of Santa Lucia is in a small church about half way along from the Duomo.

In the opposite direction, through the quaint narrow medieval street is the Piazza Archimede with its central early 20th century art nouveau Fontana di Artemide.

Marzamemi

Marzamemi is the quaintest fishing village you can come across. The rows of colourful one-story fishermen’s houses are interrupted by the Tonnara, the disused X Century Arab tuna processing plant, Palazzo Villadorata and the Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola. The village, with  Piazza Regina Margherita as everyone’s meeting place, is a sea of colour, the bright blue doors and windows, the potted red geraniums, the multicoulored wooden fishing boats, all against a background of the blue Mediterranean Sea.

At Campisi you will find an array of Sicilian delicacies – sun dried tomatoes, pate di Olive Neri and of course the traditional bottarga (dried tuna roe).

Syracuse & Marzamemi

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Arrival at POZZALLO – a typical Sicilian village. Met by fully airconditioned coaches, accompanied by guides.
  • Departure to Syracuse with a running commentary by the guide. SYRACUSE – has come to epitomize Greek culture in Sicily, Magna Grecia. The Duomo, in the old city Ortigia, is a converted Greek temple, one of the oldest places of worship worldwide and equally as unique.
  • Departure for a typical Sicilian lunch included in the price (20 types of antipasto, pasta with sauce, local meat, fruit, water, wine, coffee and liquor) at Agriturismo Milo.
  • Our last stop is Marzamemi, where we will visit the village and the Campisi establishment, famous for its’ preserves. Campisi is a leading manufacturer in the sector of fish products: fish eggs, raw tuna (bottarga), red tuna, traditional Sicilian sauces, preserves made from the famous Pachino tomatoes cultivated only in this area of Sicily.
  • Transfer to a wine cellar which produces wines from local grapes, particularly the Nero D’Avola and the famous desert wine Moscato di Noto. Entrance fee and tour within the estate included in the price.
  • Departure for Pozzallo with a running commentary by the guide.
  • Depart for Malta by High Speed Catamaran.
  • Adults €183.00
  • Children 4 years till under 14 years €139.00
  • Above fares are inclusive of charges and a typical Sicilian Lunch including wine, water and coffee. Children’s menu consists of pasta, cutlet and fries, fruit & water.
  • * FAMILY PLAN: When two adults are travelling together, the first two children (4 years till under 14 years) pay €70.00 per child , fuel surcharge (when applicable) and local transport (if required).
  • Children under 4 years FREE of charge. To pay local transport only.
  • Local Transport Malta (Hotel/Harbour/Hotel) only €12.00 extra. VAT included.
  • The Company reserves the right to introduce a fuel surcharge from time to time without prior notice.
  • The itinerary of this excursion may be altered subject to weather conditions.
  • Virtu Ferries Conditions of Carriage apply.