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Syracuse in one day

Syracuse, Italy

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Experience hosted by Paolo

6 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will start our day at the Temple of Apollo, and from there we will take a nice walk into Ortigia, which will lead us into the traditional and characteristic narrow alleys.
Walking down the same roads as the locals, observing the daily life as it goes by, snooping into the traditional shops and observing how things are outside of the turistic areas will make you truly feel like you belong to this place.The natural conclusion to this lovely walk is, given that we are in an island, the seafront.
Just the seafront by itself offers a lot to visit, from the local fish market to the traditional expositions, but we will be focusing our attention to an amazing local food shop nearby, where we will have lunch.
After recharging ourselves and topping it off with a delicious treat, we will visit together the archaeological sites and some of the principal and most important places of worship, mainly churches and temples.
As the day slips into the evening, we will conclude our experience together with a drink during the happy our in a local bar.
Other things to note
Tickets for monuments are not included
We will start our day at the Temple of Apollo, and from there we will take a nice walk into Ortigia, which will lead us into the traditional and characteristic narrow alleys.
Walking down the same roads as the locals, observing the daily life as it goes by, snooping into the traditional shops and observing how things are outside of the turistic areas will make you truly feel like you belong to this place.The natural conclusion to this lovely…

Paolo's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    happy hour
From $65
/ person
Mon, Jan 18
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$81 per person
$81 per person
Tue, Jan 19
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$81 per person
$81 per person
Wed, Jan 20
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$81 per person
$81 per person

Meet your host, Paolo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello there, my name's Paolo, your host for the day!
I was born in Syracuse in 1971, and for over twenty years I have been travelling all around Sicily, because I wanted to explore the traditions and cultures in an island that is as small as it is rich of sub-cultures and different ways of living.
Together we will visit all Sicily has to offer us, from the natural reserves to the pristine beaches, from the archaeological and historical sites to the architectural marvels, this experience will show you a side of the local community that is very rarely accessible to an tourist/outsider.

I have always loved this island, and if I can show you how beautiful it is, through the eyes of someone who was born here and lived with, and in, this community, then I will have done a good job!
Hello there, my name's Paolo, your host for the day!
I was born in Syracuse in 1971, and for over twenty years I have been travelling all around Sicily, because I wanted to explore the traditions and cultures in an island that is as small as it is rich of sub-cultures and different ways of living.
Together we will visit all Sicily has to offer us, from the natural reserves to the pristine beaches, from the archaeological and historical sites to the architectural marvels, this experienc…
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Where you'll be

I will show you the heart of Syracuse. Together we will visit the hidden places in the city. During our walk, we will talk about the local culture and our way of life.
I will guide you to discover the authentic flavours of our land.

On request, I give my availability to organize customized tours.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Nathalie
August 2020
Very pleasant experience. Paolo has adapted the tour for us to meet our expectations and those of our 17 years old son. A lot of anecdotes, a lot of places we won’t have discovered by ourselves, good places to eat...The perfect tour day for us !
Very pleasant experience. Paolo has adapted the tour for us to meet our expectations and those of our 17 years old son. A lot of anecdotes, a lot of places we won’t have discovered…
Virginia
July 2020
Paolo is a great story teller and takes you in through the centuries of history of the beautiful Siracusa. We have seen so much on one day, we especially enjoyed the underground Siracusa at San Filippo, quite fascinating to see how the city is all connected down under. Paolo has been giving us so many extra tips on things to visit outside Siracusa but also very practical tips. Moreover he really went the extra mile when we asked where my boyfriend could find a good barber and he basically drove us there, waited that we would be finished and brought us back!
Paolo is a great story teller and takes you in through the centuries of history of the beautiful Siracusa. We have seen so much on one day, we especially enjoyed the underground Si…
Tiffany
March 2020
We really enjoyed the experience, Paolo was great! He shared personal stories and had great ideas for pictures, took a lot on his phone which has a great camera, giving us awesome pics of us together on our tour. The card machine wasn’t working for the parking so he helped pay because we didn’t have enough Euro change. He even showed us where our next cooking class was located, drove us right to it and helped find a spot for us to park. We had a great time.
We really enjoyed the experience, Paolo was great! He shared personal stories and had great ideas for pictures, took a lot on his phone which has a great camera, giving us awesome…
Minjeong
February 2020
What an incredible this tour has been with Paolo as my personal guide! He is from the area and has a great passion for what he does, has a great understanding of his culture and has a very warm and sincere personality. He took me to all the major attractions in a short time and also showed me special hidden-gems that locals go, which is exactly the combination that I expressed my interests to Paolo when we first met. He is more than just a guide. He is a true ambassador of his heritage and culture. I spent two days with him touring from Taormina to all over Siracuse and Ortigia and by the end of my tour with him, I knew I made a life-long friend. Do this tour and book other day tours with him! He will show you everything that you want to see and much more! Thank you so much Paolo for your friendship and great photos you took of this solo traveler!
What an incredible this tour has been with Paolo as my personal guide! He is from the area and has a great passion for what he does, has a great understanding of his culture and ha…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.