What To Expect
In the small island of Ortigia, the ancient Greeks created the first nucleus of what in a few decades became one of the most powerful cities in the Mediterranean area. On segway, we will discover the most significant archaeological sites and monuments of the different periods in this wonderful city.
The tour starts from the parking lot by the port, where we will learn how to use our small vehicle. We will see the remains of the Greek walls built by Dionysius the Great and, not far away from the bridge, the Apollo temple which is located in Piazza Pancali.
Along Corso Matteotti we reach Piazza Archimede, where we can see the beautiful fountain which represents the goddess Artemis and the nymph Arethusa. Via Roma leads us near the Cathedral along which we will see the Greek columns that make up the backbone of the church.
From Via Minerva we head to Piazza Duomo, where we find the Archbishop's Palace, the eighteenth-century Palazzo Benevento del Bosco and the Town Hall. From here we drive to the Arethusa Spring, with its papyrus plants, and continue up to the Castle Maniace.
The tour of the island will be complete as we drive along the Lungomare di Levante to the Post Office Square and the Umberto Bridge. We continue along Corso Gelone and reach the sanctuary to Our Lady of Tears. Nearby, there are the Regional Archaeological Museum and the Catacombs of San Giovanni.
Not far away from here there is the archaeological park called Neapolis, where we can see the Greek theatre, the ear of Dionysius and Roman amphitheatre. From here we return to the parking lot by the port.
3 hour Segway PT rental
30 minute orientation
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
The Guided Open Tour and Exclusive VIP Tour will be conducted by a tour guide and includes a microphone and a headset. The Free Open Tourincludes an escort in Italian only (no guide).
The Free Open Tour and the Guided Open Tour operate with a minimum of 4 persons and are subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
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