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Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

1. Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

The first stop on this 8-hour tour is Noto, the Garden of Stone, noted for its Baroque heritage. After the massive 1693 earthquake, Noto was rebuilt on Meti Hill. The town’s origins date to the Early Bronze Age. Continue to Modica and visit the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily. The city also has a rich history and a wonderful architectural heritage. See the cathedrals of San Giorgio and San Pietro and the Palazzo Polara and Palazzo Napolino-Tommasi Rosso, among others. Ragusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage in 2002 for its monuments of the late Baroque period. Visit examples of this style including its cathedrals and palaces.

Noto: Winery Tour and Tasting in the Val di Noto

2. Noto: Winery Tour and Tasting in the Val di Noto

Visit a charming winery in the heart of the Val di Noto. Learn about Sicilian wines at an estate spread over rolling hills among vineyards and almond groves. Visit the vineyards and the winery, and enjoy a tasting of 5 different Sicilian wines. Try 3 different locally-produced olive oils to go with your wine and be treated to samples of other local products and specialties. Choose the option with lunch and enjoy some delicious Sicilian cuisine to pair with your tasting.

Val di Noto: Wine and Local Products Tasting

3. Val di Noto: Wine and Local Products Tasting

Discover Sicilian winemaking in the heart of the Val di Noto on this tasting tour. Visit characteristic villages and stop at a winery to taste 4 local wines, 3 olive oils, and other local specialties. Choose to add on lunch at the end of the tour. Surrounded by the late baroque towns of Noto and Modica, the seaside villages of Marzamemi and Portopalo di Capo Passero, and the Vendicari Nature Reserve, live an experience that will lead you to the discovery of Sicilian winemaking. Visit areas dedicated to wine production and where hospitality, cuisine, nature, and culture come together to create a unique and inimitable atmosphere. Experience the past and present of this enchanted area thanks to the Invisible Cellar, an architectural project harmoniously integrated into the landscape, and a visit to the Palmento, a place where farmers produced wine in the past. Tour the winery and vineyards and learn the secrets of the renowned Nero d'Avola wine, the protagonist of Sicilian viticulture whose grapes are grown on the hills of the historic Buonivini district. Taste 3 locally produced olive oils and try samples of local products and specialties to fully enjoy the Sicilian tradition. At the end of the tour, enjoy a delicious lunch in the winery (if lunch option is booked). 

Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

4. Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

Day 1 After getting picked up at Catania Airport, enjoy a welcome aperitif in the company of your local guide in Catania. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the city during which you will see iconic landmarks such as the Duomo Square, The cathedral fi Saint Agatha, Roman Amphitheatre, and Bellini Park. Day 2 Start your day with a light trek on Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna. After your trek, re-energize with a traditional Italian lunch at a family-run restaurant. You will also be able to sample some local wines from the Etna region. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the town of Taormina at your own pace before heading up to Castelmola, where you can sample the region's famous almond wine served with delicious biscuits. Finish the day by watching the breathtaking sunset in the village of Savoca, one of Italy's prettiest villages and the setting for the Godfather movie. Day 3 Today, enjoy a guided tour of the city of Syracuse, including a visit to the island of Ortigia. Here, admire landmarks such as the Cathedral of Saint Lucy, Caravaggio, Archimedes Square, and the Fountain of Aretusa. Afterward, move onto Neapolis Archaeological Park where you can admire the Latomie del Paradiso, Greek Theatre, Roman Amphitheatre, and  The Ear of Dionysius. Stop for lunch in the town of Noto, a baroque-style town with elegant churches and sprawling palaces. In the afternoon, enjoy a chocolate-making masterclass in the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily before heading to the picture-perfect town of Ragusa Ibla, where you will spend the night. Day 4 Start your day at the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, where one of the largest and richest collections of Roman mosaics in the world awaits you. Afterward, head to the Valley of Temples, where you will discover one of the greatest examples of Greater Greece's art and architecture. Enjoy some free time to explore this sprawling temple complex, with 7 ancient Greek temples. Day 5 In the morning, head to the coastal town of Marsala to sample the town's namesake wine. Learn how to differentiate this unique fortified wine by its amber color and unique scent. In the afternoon, head to the Trapani Salt Museum. Here, learn more about salt production methods in the area and admire a unique landscape dotted with over 100 mills, some of which are still in function. Finish the day with a stroll around the medieval town of Erice, a historic and charming town located in the Sicilian hills. Day 6 Today, you will be visiting the towns of Palermo and Monreale, both of which are famous for their Byzantine-style mosaics. In Palermo, visit the 12th-century cathedral and immerse yourself in the city's vibrant history and culture. In Monreale, admire the fine mosaics in the town's great Norman cathedral. Afterward, take in panoramic views of the surrounding valley, filled with orange, olive and almond trees. Day 7 Spend your last day in Sicily at the seaside town of Cefalu. Spend a few hours getting lost in a maze of tiny streets and ice-cream shops before heading Castelbuono, a picturesque village hidden in the Madonie Mountains. Get dropped off back at the airport at the end of your trip.

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What people are saying about Noto

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Alessio, our guide, proved to be an extremely cultured and prepared person in his work which he does with dedication and passion. He was also very willing to show us the most beautiful panoramic views, letting us discover the best food and wine specialties of the area, respecting our times.

Fantastic tour! Alessio is the best guide we could wish for, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He made us discover the best typical products and delighted us with curiosities and funny anecdotes.

Hi Alessio, it was truly an amazing experience thanks for being an amazing tour guide! Christian and stephanie from malta

the tour was flawless and the guide was very helpful and professional - highly recommended

Tour is excellent and Alessio, the guide, is great!