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$129.55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Agrigento and Piazza Armerina: Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale

For the Agrigento Piazza Armerina tour we provide for pick-up service at your accommodation or in the close vicinity, with comfortable and luxury 8-seats vehicle.First Stop: 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: After strolling to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, we will stop to enjoy a delicious packed lunch made of Sicilian street food offered by Sicilydaybyday.Third Stop:  In the early afternoon we will be in Piazza Armerina, a city woven in the hearth 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 flooring – figurative and geometric – , wall mosaics, columns, stutues, capitals and coins. Since 1997 the city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.Please Note that: our driver guide is not a touristic guide, so he cannot enter inside the historical places. He will give you information during the trip on the vehicle, before you will go inside.  A paper guide will be provided to be used inside the archeological areas.  

$138.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Agrigento and Piazza Armerina day tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), Agrigento, Province of Agrigento, SicilyValley of the Temples, UNESCO world heritage site.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Province of Enna, SicilyUnesco world heritage siteDuration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$367.82 Multi-day & Extended Tours

ESSENCE OF SICILY 3 Stars - Self Drive Tour of Sicily from Catania 7Nights-8Days

ItineraryDay 1: CataniaStop At: Manganelli Palace - HotelArrival at Catania airport, car delivery and beginning of the tourDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight: Catania or Taormina areaDay 2: Catania – Etna – Taormina – Catania / Taormina areaStop At: Piazza Duomo, Catania, Province of Catania, SicilyRecommended tours: Catania: wonderful city of the “black” baroque, with the classic baroque style of Giovan Battista Vaccarini, which alternates the black lava rock with the white limestone, so different from the other towns of Val di Noto.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna, Nicolosi, Province of Catania, SicilyRecommended tours: Etna: the biggest volcano in Europe, a lunar landscape that dominates with its big crater full of white steam.From Catania to Mount Etna: km 61 (Provincial road + highway – about 1h20)Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyRecommended tours: Taormina: town famous for its international tourism, its renowned shops and the extraordinary beauty of the archaeological site.From Mount Etna to Taormina: km 86 (Provincial road + highway – about 1h30)Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight: Catania or Taormina areaDay 3: Catania area – Messina – Castelbuono - Cefalù – Palermo areaStop At: Cathedral of MessinaRecommended tours: Messina “the door of Sicily” with panoramic view on the Messina Strait and the Calabrian coast.From Taormina to Messina 53 km (State road + highway - about 45 min)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castelbuono Paese in Provincia Di Palermo, Castelbuono, Province of Palermo, SicilyRecommended tours: Castelbuono: small village near the Parco delle Madonie renowned for the artisanal production of “manna” ( sugary sap obtained by cuts made on the Ash tree bark). Manna is packed in ingots to be used in Patisserie and Cosmetics.From Messina to Castelbuono – Km 164 (State road + highway - about 01h50)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cefalù CathedralRecommended tours: Cefalù: town overlooking the sea, famous for the beauty of its site and for the imposing Arabic-Norman Cathedral dof the XIth century.From Castelbuono to Cefalù – Km 23 (State road + highway - about 30 min)From Cefalù to Palermo – Km 70 (Provincial road + highway - about 1h00)Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight: Palermo area.Day 4: Palermo – Monreale – Monte pellegrino – Palermo areaStop At: Cattedrale di Palermo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyRecommended tours: Palermo:capital of the Norman reign, fascinating city thanks to its monuments, that attest a brilliant past.Monreale: village on the heights of Palermo, famous in particular for its CathedralFrom Palermo to Monreale – Km 10 (Urban road - about 15 min)Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Spiaggia di Mondello, Mondello, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyRecommended tours: Mondello: small village of fishermen and bathing area of Palermo, full of “art nouveau” buildings.Monte Pellegrino: religious place where are kept Saint Rosaly’s relics, Patron of Palermo.From Palermo to Mondello / M.Pellegrino – Km 13 (Urban road - about 20 min)Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight: Palermo areaDay 5: Palermo - Segesta – Erice – Selinunte – Agrigento areaStop At: Tempio di Segesta, Calatafimi-Segesta, Province of Trapani, SicilyRecommended tours: Segesta: Mythological destination highly recommended, with its Doric style temple built beyond the city fortifications at the end of the fifth century B.C. and its theatre opposite the sea.From Palermo to Segesta - Km 80 (highway + Provincial road – about 1h00)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Duomo di EriceRecommended tours: Erice: Medieval village with its castles, its charming churches and a breathtaking view from the “Belvedere”.From Segesta to Erice - Km 42 (highway + State road + Provincial road – about 30 min)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Parco Archeologico Selinunte, Marinella di Selinunte, Castelvetrano, Province of Trapani, SicilyRecommended tours: Selinunte: one of the most important archaeological areas in Europe, ineluctable and eternal proof of the Hellenic civilization in Sicily.From Erice to Selinunte - Km 100 (highway + State road + Provincial road – about 1h20)From Selinunte to Agrigento - Km 96 (highway + State road + Provincial road – about 1h30)Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight: Agrigento areaDay 6: Agrigento – Piazza Armerina – Siracusa or Ragusa areaStop At: Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), Agrigento, Province of Agrigento, SicilyRecommended tours: Agrigento: one of the most important archaeological place in the Mediterranean basis, recently classified by the Unesco World Heritage Site.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Province of Enna, SicilyRecommended tours: Piazza Armerina: where the Roman mansion “Villa Romana del Casale” is situated, famous for its mosaics.From Agrigento to Piazza Armerina – Km 99 (State road + Provincial road - about 1h30)From Piazza Armerina to Siracusa – Km 146 (Provincial road + State road + highway - about 2h00)From Piazza Armerina to Ragusa – Km 104 (Provincial road + State road + highway - about 1h45)Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight: Siracusa or Ragusa areaDay 7: Ragusa or Siracusa area – Catania areaStop At: Duomo di San Giorgio, Ragusa, Province of Ragusa, SicilyRecommended tours: Ragusa Ibla: When you get there people have the feelings to look into a painting, with the grey colour of its buildings and the green around, the colours of the buildings and the Majolica domes of the church of Santa Maria dell’Itria. The majestic Dome of San Giorgio, erected at the beginning of the XVIII century, with an impressive baroque construction.From Ragusa to Siracusa – Km 93 (State road + Provincial road + highway – about 1h30)Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Syracuse Cathedral, Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, SicilyRecommended tours: Siracusa: prestigious city of the ancient world, the most powerful rival of Athens and Rome, Siracusa preserves important remaining of its glorious past. It is also the place where Archimedes was born.From Siracusa to Catania – Km 65 (Provincial road + State road + highway - about 1h00)Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight: Catania areaDay 8: Departure Pass By: Catania Fontanarossa AirportDeparture from Fontanarossa Airport – Catania.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$499.68 Multi-day & Extended Tours

ESSENCE OF SICILY 4 Stars - Self Drive Tour of Sicily from Catania 7Nights-8Days

1st D CataniaArrival at airport, car delivery Overnight: Catania/Taormina2dn D Catania - Etna - Taormina - Catania/TaorminaCatania > M. Etna: km61M. Etna > Taormina: km86Catania: city of the Black Baroque with black lava rock; Etna: the biggest volcano in Europe; Taormina: Greek theatre and shopping Overnight: Catania/Taormina3rd D Catania - Messina - Castelbuono - Cefalù - PalermoTaormina > Messina: km53Messina > Castelbuono: Km164Castelbuono > Cefalù: Km23Cefalù > Palermo: Km70Messina: The door of Sicily with panoramic view the Calabrian coast; Cefalù: town overlooking the sea; Unesco site; Castelbuono: the tasting of the Manna (sugary sap) used in Patisserie and Cosmetics Overnight: Palermo4th D Palermo: Monreale - M. PellegrinoPalermo: the Cathedral, the Norman palace and the Palatine chapel; the Dome and the cloister in Monreale; Mondello: seaside; Santa Rosalia’s sanctuary on M. Pellegrino. Overnight: Palermo5th D Palermo - Segesta - Erice - Selinunte - AgrigentoPalermo >Segesta: Km80Segesta > Erice: Km42Erice > Selinunte: Km100Selinunte > Agrigento: Km96Segesta: Site with Doric temple and anfitheatre; Erice: Medieval village; the almonds desserts; the Belvedere; the archaeological Hellenic site of Selinunte. Overnight: Agrigento6th D Agrigento - Piazza Armerina - Siracusa or RagusaAgrigento > Piazza Armerina: Km99Piazza Armerina > Siracusa/to Ragusa: Km146 / Km104The Valle dei Templi in Agrigento; Piazza Armerina: Villa Romana del Casale with the polychrome mosaics Overnight: Siracusa or Ragusa7th D Ragusa or Siracusa - CataniaRagusa > Siracusa: Km93Siracusa > Catania: Km65Siracusa: birthplace of Archimede; the temple of Minerva trasformed in a Christian Cathedral, Aretusa Fountain, the latomie (stone quarries) Paradiso and the Dionisio’s Ear, the Neapolis Park; Ragusa Ibla: the triumph of Baroque. Overnight: Catania.8th D Departure

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THE CHARMING SICILY 4 Stars - Self Drive Tour of Sicily from Catania 7Nights-8Days

1st D CataniaArrival at airport, car delivery Overnight: Catania2dn D Catania - Etna - Taormina - Siracusa or RagusaCatania > M. Etna: km61Etna > Taormina: km86Taormina > Siracusa or Ragusa: Km120 or Km158Catania: city of the Black Baroque with lava rock; Etna: the biggest volcano in Europe; Taormina: Greek theatre and shopping Overnight: Siracusa or Ragusa3rd D Siracusa or Ragusa - Piazza Armerina – AgrigentoSiracusa or Ragusa > Piazza Armerina: Km146 or Km104Piazza Armerina > Agrigento: Km99Siracusa: birthplace of Archimede; the temple of Minerva, Aretusa Fountain, the latomie (stone quarries) Paradiso and the Dionisio’s Ear, the Neapolis Park; Ragusa Ibla: the triumph of Baroque; Piazza Armerina: Villa Romana del Casale with the polychrome mosaics Overnight: Agrigento4th D Agrigento - Selinunte - Marsala - Mothia – TrapaniAgrigento > Selinunte: Km96Selinunte > Marsala: Km 55Marsala > Trapani: Km32The Valle dei Templi in Agrigento; the archaeological Hellenic site of Selinunte; the Salinas and the Florio Winery in Marsala, the island of Mothia (Necropolis; Whitaker museum) Overnight: Trapani5th D Trapani - Erice - Segesta - PalermoErice >Segesta: Km40Segesta > Palermo: Km77Erice: Medieval village; the Belvedere; the typical almonds desserts; Segesta: Site with Doric temple and anfitheatre Overnight: Palermo6th D Palermo: Monreale – MondelloPalermo: the Cathedral, the Norman palace and the Palatine chapel; the Dome and the cloister in Monreale; Mondello: fishermen village and beach Overnight: Palermo7th D Palermo - Cefalù - Castelbuono - Messina – CataniaPalermo > Cefalù: Km70Cefalù > Castelbuono: Km23Castelbuono > Messina: Km161Messina > Catania: Km96Cefalù: town overlooking the sea; Unesco site; Castelbuono: the tasting of the Manna (sugary sap); Messina: The door of Sicily with panoramic view the Calabrian coast Overnight: Catania8th D Departure

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MEDITERRANEO TOUR - Easy Self Drive Tour of Sicily from Catania 7Nights-8Days

1st Day CataniaArrival at airport, car delivery. Overnight: Catania2nd Day Catania - Siracusa - Ragusa - CataniaCatania > Siracusa: km67Siracusa > Ragusa: Km86Siracusa: birthplace of Archimede; the temple of Minerva, Aretusa Fountain, the latomie (stone quarries) Paradiso and the Dionisio’s Ear, the Neapolis Park; Ragusa Ibla: the triumph of Baroque. Overnight: Catania3rd Day Catania - Piazza Armerina – AgrigentoCatania > Piazza Armerina: Km100Piazza Armerina > Agrigento: Km99Piazza Armerina: Villa Romana del Casale with the polychrome mosaics; The Valle dei Templi in Agrigento. Overnight: Agrigento4th Day Agrigento - Selinunte - Erice - Segesta - PalermoAgrigento > Selinunte: Km96Selinunte > Erice: Km99Erice >Segesta: Km42Segesta > Palermo: Km80The archaeological Hellenic site of Selinunte; Erice: Medieval village; the Belvedere; Segesta: Site with Doric temple and anfitheatre. Overnight: Palermo5th Day Palermo - Monreale - MondelloPalermo > Monreale: Km11Palermo > Mondello: Km10Palermo: the Cathedral, the Norman palace and the Palatine chapel; the Dome and the cloister in Monreale; Mondello: fisherman village and beach. Overnight: Palermo6th Day Palermo - Cefalù - Messina - TaorminaPalermo > Cefalù: Km70Cefalù > Messina: Km161Messina > Taormina: Km53Cefalù: town overlooking the sea; Unesco site; Messina: The door of Sicily with panoramic view the Calabrian coast. Overnight: Taormina7th Day Taormina – M.Etna - Catania - TaorminaTaormina > M. Etna: km86M. Etna > Catania: km40Taormina: Greek theatre and shopping; Etna: the biggest volcano in Europe; Catania: city of the Black Baroque with lava rock. Overnight: Taormina 8th Day Departure