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Tour of the Artisan Shops in Ortigia

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Free cancellation
Mobile ticket
2 hrs - 2 hrs 30 mins
Guided tour

Discover the artistic soul of Sicily on this guided tour that takes you to Ortigia’s famous artisan shops or craft workshops.


  • Get to know Ortigia from a different perspective as you interact with locals and visit artisan shops with an expert tour leader.

  • Witness the works of master craftsmen who benefit from the knowledge that is passed down from generation to generation.

  • End your journey of discovery with a refreshing round of a typical Sicilian drink.

  • Go for the Ancient Craft Workshops tour to immerse yourself in the world of jewelers, ceramists, puppeteers, and Sicilian handcraft clothing.

  • Fun Fact: In July 2022, Ortigia hosted the ‘Artieri Mercato Creativo’, the first Sicilian festival dedicated to arts and crafts.


Artisan Shops Tour

  • 2.5-hour walking tour

  • English/Italian/German-speaking tour leader

  • Sicilian drink

Ancient Craft Workshops Tour

  • 2-hour walking tour

  • English/Italian-speaking guide

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Tour of the Artisan Shops

Find yourself enchanted, first by the charming town of Syracuse, and then by all the beautiful articrafts it houses. Appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the city which can be easily seen from the buildings, streets, alleys, and architecture in the city.

Interact with the locals as you visit the famous shops of artisans with an English/Italian/German-speaking guide. See the works of master craftsmen who for years have handed down their knowledge from generation to generation. Visit the many shops of jewelry designers, leather craftsmen, ceramic artists, and puppeteers, and get to know the beautiful island through their fascinating tales and fables. Finish your tour with a pleasant moment of relaxation while sipping a refreshing Sicilian drink.

Tour of the Ancient Craft Workshops

Fall in step with an English/Italian-speaking guide as they lead you on a journey of discovery through Ortigia’s small craft workshops. Learn all about the artistic heritage of Sicily as you enter the world of jewelry makers, ceramists, leather craftsmen, puppeteers, and Sicilian handicraft clothing.

Important Information

Artisan Shops Tour

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking.

Ancient Craft Workshops Tour

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking.


Artisan Shops Tour

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am or 5pm onwards.

Ancient Craft Workshops Tour

Mon to Sat: 10:30am onwards.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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