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Agrigento and Piazza Armerina

Amazing one day Tour discovering the Valley of the Temples and the mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale

Agrigento and Piazza Armerina

One Day Trip

Discover the Greek World at the Valley of the Temples and the Roman richness of the “Villa Romana del Casale”

For the Agrigento and Piazza Armerina tour we provide the pick-up service at your accommodation or in the close vicinity, with comfortable and luxury 8-seats vehicle.

 

First Stop Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour: driving to the southern cost of Sicily, you will travel across Sicily by comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle. The tour will begin with the visit of the majestic archaeological area of the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pindar, the Greek poet and writer, described it as “one of the most beautiful cities of those inhabited by mortals”. “Valle dei Templi” is  famous for its well-preserved temples, seven in total. Temple of Concordia is one of the best preserved Greek temples in the world helping the site to gain the classic UNESCO world heritage award. In the site, you can also visit the remains of many other temples dedicated to various divinity like Juno, Hercules, Hephaestus and Athena.

 

Second Stop Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour: after strolling to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, at lunch time we’ll offer for free a rich tasting of Sicilian typical products, with water and red wine from Mt. Etna. Or, if you prefer, you will have one hour of spare time to enjoy lunch in the nearby.

 

Third Stop Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour: in the early afternoon we will be in Piazza Armerina, a town set in the heart of Sicily. In this city is located the splendid Villa Romana del Casale, majestic imperial villa, originally the property of a powerful Roman family. Here you will find the best conserved in-situ Roman mosaics in the world.
The Villa Romana del Casale houses mosaic’s flooring, figurative and geometric, wall mosaics, columns, statues, capitals and coins. 
Since 1997 the city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

For archaeology and history lovers visit Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour is an experience not to be missed during a trip in Sicily.

At the end of this last visit, you will get back on the minivan.

The return to Catania is expected at 19 pm.

 

If your accommodation is not in Catania, you can reach us using one of our comfortable transfer services.

Important Information

Recommended equipment

Comfortable shoes, cap, sun protection, water bottle, camera

Itinerary variation

The itinerary may undergo variations based on extraordinary events, strikes, bad weather, or other unpredictable and non-voluntary situations

Included in the price

Luxury air conditioned vehicle, Mercedes or similar.

Small group tour, max 8 people

Baby Seat (if needed)

Multilingual speaking driver/guide – for the day at disposal

Free snack and tasting of sicilian street food, with water and red wine from Mt. Etna

Not included in the price

Authorized tourist guide inside the historical monuments (available on payment and on request)

Entrance ticket to the monuments

Full Lunch

Everything not specified in the include list

Suitable for

Everyone

Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale

The Valley of the Temples is a wide archaeological area of Sicily in excellent condition. Its complex of temples corresponds to the old Akragas, an ancient greek village and the nucleus of the city of Agrigento. Today it is a regional archaeological park and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The archaeological area is characterized by the remains of ten Doric temples from the Hellenistic era, three sanctuaries, a great concentration of necropolises, hydraulic works, fortifications, part of a roman district built on Greek plant and two Agoras (meeting centers) .

The valley is a very famous tourist destination, and the main symbol of Sicily’s cultural and archaeological heritage.

 

Villa Romana del Casale is located in Piazza Armerina (Enna) and dates back to late Roman antiquity (period of transition between the ancient times and the Middle Ages): although it is defined as Villa mostly the characteristics of the imperial palace, since it consists of 4 pavilions. In addition to its architectural magnificence, the villa is famous for its beautiful mosaics, which represent scenes of everyday life and the function of the rooms in which they are located.

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