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Archaeology, Myths and Adventures in Syracuse!

This workshop is designed for children accompanied by their parents, who will equally benefit from the experience. Archaeologists and historians experienced in the organization of didactic activities in archaeological museums and parks across will use various visual stimuli to make the ancient history of Siracusa and related Greek myths come to life.

In the archaeological park of Siracusa, nature and architecture are in perfect harmony. The Greek theatre is carved right into the rocks, and is surrounded by superb pine trees and their clicking cicada. The famous “Ear of Dionysus,” a veritable prison used by the tyrant Dionysus, is a majestic cave that resembles an ear and has an remarkable acoustic. While enjoying the spacious park, children learn about Greek and Roman theatres, pagan religion, fights between animals and gladiators, secret underground passages connecting the different areas of the ancient city, and much more.

Following this fascinating visit, we then move on to the nearby islet of Ortigia, which hosts some of Syracuse’s most representative and important buildings, including Doric Temples, Gothic churches and opulent baroque palazzi, making a timeline that spans nearly three millennia. It is in those ancient streets and alleys that ancient divinities as well as legendary heroes and monsters hide.

This private family walk exposes children to some of the myths and legends that inhabits the streets of Ortigia, and enables them to become familiar with the most popular divinities of the Olympia such as Apollo, Athena and Artemis. As they walk Ortigia’s streets, they will also discover Arethusa, the nymph of Syracuse, together with her eternal companion Alpheus, and fight off Medusa with the help of Pegasus and Perseus. Children will understand why Sicily was once known as “Trinacria”.

Tour duration: ca. 3-3.5h

Appointment: 09:30 at the entrance of the Parco della Neapolis

Contact us to book this private tour of Syracuse for your family, we will let you know about our availability and answer any questions you may have.

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Greek Theatre

Ear of Dionysus

Temple of Apollo

Arethusa fountain

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Trip Includes: Guided tour, admission ticket for children under 18, local taxes (if you are a Tour Operator, please contact us for a quote).

Trip Excludes: Admission ticket for adult €10 pp

Per private party of up to 8 people
price: € 370 /Group

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