5 days in Province of Syracuse & Province of Ragusa Itinerary

5 days in Province of Syracuse & Province of Ragusa Itinerary

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Ferry to Pozzallo, Taxi to Noto
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Noto
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Portopalo di Capo Passero
— 1 night
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Scicli
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 1 night
Taxi to Pozzallo, Ferry to Valletta

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Noto

Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. On the 29th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero del San salvatore, stroll through Agua Beach Resort, and then examine the collection at Villa Romana del Tellaro. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Nicolaci, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Santa Maria del Focallo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Chiara.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Noto trip itinerary builder app.

Valletta, Malta to Noto is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of ferry and taxi. You can also do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Portopalo di Capo Passero.

Things to do in Noto

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Portopalo di Capo Passero

Portopalo di Capo Passero is a comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily . On the 31st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Tonnara di Marzamemi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scialai Comfort Beach Cafe.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portopalo di Capo Passero itinerary planner.

Drive from Noto to Portopalo di Capo Passero in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Scicli.

Things to do in Portopalo di Capo Passero

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Scicli

Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pietro, enjoy the sand and surf at Sampieri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Donnalucata.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Scicli trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Portopalo di Capo Passero to Scicli in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Portopalo di Capo Passero in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Scicli, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Scicli

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Syracuse

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Pineta del Gelsomineto, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Piazza Duomo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse road trip app.

You can drive from Scicli to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Province of Syracuse travel guide

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Islands · Beaches · Ruins
Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, next to the Gulf of Syracuse beside the Ionian Sea.The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and Teneans and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth and exerted influence over the entirety of Magna Graecia, of which it was the most important city. Described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all", it equaled Athens in size during the fifth century BC. It later became part of the Roman Republic and Byzantine Empire. After this Palermo overtook it in importance, as the capital of the Kingdom of Sicily. Eventually the kingdom would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.

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Province of Ragusa travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Churches · Beaches
Ragusa is a city and comune in southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Ragusa, on the island of Sicily, with 73,288 inhabitants in 2016. It is built on a wide limestone hill between two deep valleys, Cava San Leonardo and Cava Santa Domenica. Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.HistoryThe origins of Ragusa can be traced back to the 2nd millennium BC, when there were several Sicel settlements in the area. The current district of Ragusa Ibla has been identified as Hybla Heraea.The ancient city, located on a, 300m high hill, came into contact with nearby Greek colonies, and grew thanks to the nearby port of Camerina. Following a short period of Carthaginian rule, it fell into the hands of the ancient Romans and the Byzantines, who fortified the city and built a large castle. Ragusa was occupied by the Arabs in 848 AD, remaining under their rule until the 11th century, when the Normans conquered it. Selected as County seat, its first Count was Geoffrey, son of Count Ruggero of Sicily.

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