Marvel at the architecture of one of the world’s greatest civilizations on this full-day excursion to Ortygia, located just outside the remarkable city of Siracusa. Originally founded as a Greek colony in 734 B.C., the city is an acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Feel the centuries slip away as you amble along the narrow streets to a popular lookout that boasts beautiful views of the bay. After you capture some photos, you’ll continue on to Piazza Duomo, home of the city’s most impressive Baroque architecture, including the magnificent Siracusa Cathedral. Your next stop is the site of the Greek Theater. Built in the 5th century B.C., the well-preserved amphitheater is carved out of solid rock. Nearby sits the 1st century A.D. Roman amphitheater, where Siracusans held gladiator fights. As you return to Catania, you’ll stop for lunch, where you can share your day with your fellow travelers.