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Palazzolo Acreide and Pantalicas

Trekking tour in Palazzolo Acreide

Tour Price : €250 Duration : 8 hours Languages: English, Italian

As both part of the World Heritage List of UNESCO, Palazzolo Acreide and the protohistorical site of Pantalica represent the key to the understanding of the settlement dynamics of human beings in the Hyblaean plateau. We will visit the most important architectural and archaeological treasures of the Hyblaean plateau of Syracuse, which is entirely framed by an enchanting natural landscape made of an impressive protohistorical rocky necropolis, Greek civil and religious architecture, Paleochristian catacombs, Byzantine rocky churches, and medieval and Baroque buildings. The tour begins with the visit to the ruins of Akrai, a Greek colony established by Syracuse in 664/663 BC to keep control of the Hyblaean uplands. You will admire one of the best preserved Greek theatres of Sicily and Southern Italy, a bouleutérion, built for the city government, the so-called Aphrodite Temple and the great quarries of Intagliata and Intagliatella. In Palazzolo Acreide, one of the baroque towns rebuilt after the terrible 1693 earthquake, we will go sightseeing around the oldest area, where there are the ruins of the Medieval castle and the Baroque churches of St. Paul, St. Nicolò and St. Maria Annunziata. The visit to Necropolis of Pantalica consists of a trek along paths through the rock faces of the Anapo River and Calcinara Torrent, which contain over 5000 tombs cut into the limestone between the 13th and the 7th century BC. You will also go in the so-called Anaktoron, a megalithic building erected during the 12th BC, and different rupestrian churches and catacombs of the Byzantine age

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: €250
Duration: 8 hours
Group Size: 1-20 tourists
Languages: English, Italian
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES