Welcome to our tour of Agrigento and Piazza Armerina, giving you the opportunity to explore two of the most fascinating heritage sites in Sicily. Our first stop will be Agrigento, rich in Greek architecture and home to the Valley of the Temples. We will admire the temples of Hera, Concordia and Zeus dating back to the 5th Century and celebrating the grandeur of ancient Greek life. This cultural experience is perfect for those who enjoy history and architecture.
We will continue our journey towards Piazza Armerina, giving us the opportunity to admire “La Villa Romana del Casale”. This Roman villa is home to some of the most magnificent mosaics you will ever see. Once owned by a wealthy Roman Terrier and bought back to its former glory after centuries of being buried you will be mystified by the hall of Eros and Psiche, the corridor of the Rivista di Caccia and many more. Experiencing this trip will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Romans.
It would make me very happy in helping you discover these two Sicilian treasures on this tour of Agrigento and Piazza Armerina. Join us on this journey of the past and discover the beauty and history of Sicily.
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At your Accommodation
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Full refund if cancelled prior to 48 hours of the experience
The day will begin with the collection from your accommodation at a pre-arranged time.
The city of Agrigento is renowned for its historic centrewhich has been declared a Unesco World Heritage site.
Here we will see the Greek Church of Santa Maria, one of the most captivating and interesting sites of the city built on ancient Greek land. We will discover the Cathedral of San Geraldo, situated in the heart of the centre and considered the principle church of Agrigento combining Norman architecture with Baroque Sicilian style. We will further visit the regional archaeological museum which is home to a vast collection of pre historic roman remains including ceramics, coins and various artwork.
The Valley of the Temples is an extraordinary world renowned archaeological site.
The area hosts some of the best kept Greek Temples on earth, naming a few like Concordia, Hera and Zeus known as one of the many wonders of the Magna Grecia. The Valley of the Temples is a World Heritage Unesco Site and a must for history lovers. This experience will take you back in time and help you discover the extraordinary artistic and cultural riches of the Greeks and in general the Magna Grecia.
Piazza Armerina is a city rich in charm and culture. The city has a long history dating back to various conquerors from the Greeks, to the Romans and the Normans. Thanks to its strategic positioning Piazza Armerina has always played an important role in the history of the island, acting as a go between for military and commercial exchanges. Also playing a leading role in the cultural exchange in the centre of Sicily. The city is surrounded by natural beauty with breathtaking scenery which will leave you mesmerised. You will feel the history beneath your feet and enjoy the nature surrounding you.
The Roman Villa dates back to the IV century A.C and presents a variety of exceptional mosaics from the Roman times. These mosaics are renowned all over the word for the beauty and accuracy which represents a true gem of an archaeological Roman site. The Roman Villa offers its visitors the opportunity to admire these masterpieces represent scenes from every day Roman life, highlighting mythology, gardening and hunting. Thanks to the importance of its history and art the Villa Romana was awarded Unesco World Heritage status in 1997.
These mosaics are some of the finest examples of Roman art in the world thanks to its dimensions and precision designs. They have been used as a font of inspiration for many artists in centuries gone by.
The Villa Romana is an ideal destination for those that are passionate about Roman history, antique art and anyone that would like to admire treasures from Italy’s past.
The order of the events will be communicated by your Driver on the day • All activities will be carried out on foot, in a car or minivan • All refreshments and wine tastings are excluded
We will collect you from your accommodation at a previously agreed time between 8.30am and 9am.
Your guide will be an experienced driver that speaks: Italian, English, Spanish , with a deep knowledge of the local area.
We recommend booking this excursion in advance to avoid disappointment, especially during days of festivities. We require at least 2 days notice and bookings are subject to availability.
To make a reservation, follow the link at the bottom of the page. You will be contacted within 24 hours by our booking team who will confirm your booking and assist you in preparing for your excursion.
Tour cancellation is free up to 48 hours before the start of the activity. We remind you that if you cancel your reservation with less time, arrive late or do not show up, the refund will not be made.
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