Tour Noto and Marzamemi
Your Ragusa Noto and Marzamemi Day tour and will begin as your driver picks you up at your custom accommodation in Sicily. He will greet you and chauffeur you to the beautiful hill town of Noto.
The tour begins with the meeting with our driver at the place established with you. The first stop is for a free visit to the ancient city of Noto. Here the visit takes about 2 hours. Afterwards you will meet our driver at the established point and with about 30 minutes of travel we arrive in Marzamemi and here the free visit has a time of about 90 minutes. Our advice is to have an excellent lunch in the seaside restaurants specializing in fish and fresh tuna cuisine or in Winery with wine tasting, with booking days 10 before.
The main thoroughfare is Corso Vittorio Emanuele along which many of Noto’s most representative buildings stand. It begins at the Porta Reale and extends west via three piazzas, each with its own church. The public gardens are situated along this road (or at least looking on to it) as is the Monastero del Santissimo Salvatore with its graceful tower, the inspired Palazzo Ducrezio, the cathedral, the Church of San Francesco, the Jesuit Church and College, and Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata. Under the supervision of the Duke of Camastra, the Spanish Viceroy’s right-hand man, three architects, Labisi, Sinatra and Gagliardi, set to work, intent on creating a new town based firmly on Baroque ideals.
It was the arabs of the 10th century who put Marzamemi on the map. They not only gave the village its poetic name, Mars? al-hamam (translating as something like Turtle Dove Bay) but also built the original tonnara (tuna processing plant), which was to become one of the most important on the island. Although the tonnara itself is no longer in function, Marzamemi continues its artisanal fishing and processing activities, producing all manner of delicacies, including canned tuna, dried tuna roe (bottarga), smoked swordfish, marinated anchovies, seafood pasta condiments, tuna salamis and much more besides!
At the end of your stunning Noto and Marzamemi Day Tour, your English Speaking Driver will chauffeur you back to your local accommodation in Sicily!
DepartureSiracusa, Ragusa, Marina di Ragusa, Modica, Marina di Modica, Scicli, Pozzallo, Sampieri, Caltagirone, Catania, Taormina
IncludedTour Noto and Marzamemi
Not IncludedLunch and tasting at the winery (40,00 € per person)Visit of a sicilian winerySelf-guided tour of Temples valeyDriver service