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$129.28 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.  

$138.52 Day Trips & Excursions

Agrigento and Piazza Armerina day tour

09.15, Our driver will pick up at your hotel in Catania or Catania territory with a comfortable air conditioned  Mercedes minivan or similar. 11.15, Arrival at Agrigento Valley of the temples for a visit (average time 1h 30minutes, visit on your own, tickets not included). A moderate amount of walking is involved.  13.00 Stop in Agrigento for a quick lunch break (not included). 15.30 Arrival at Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina (average time 1h 30minutes, visit on your own, tickets not included). A moderate amount of walking is involved. 17.00 Drive back to Catania. 18.15 Drop off at your hotel in Catania or Catania territory. Inclusions All the transfers as in the itinerary,Gas, Parking fees, Tolls where required Exclusions Gratuities (optional)Food and drinks, unless specifiedArchaeological parks guide

$367.07 Multi-day & Extended Tours

ESSENCE OF SICILY 3 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

$2227.82 Multi-day & Extended Tours


1st Day CATANIAArrive in Catania at hotel IL PRINCIPE. Welcome drink. Dinner.2nd Day CATANIA - SIRACUSA - RAGUSA Drive to Syracuse to visit: the archaeological area; the island of Ortigia, the Cathedral and Fountain of Arethusa. Visit the Baroque of Ragusa; typical products tasting. Dinner at Hotel POGGIO DEL SOLE. Overnight 3rd Day RAGUSA - CALTAGIRONE - PIAZZA ARMERINA - AGRIGENTODrive to Caltagirone famous for its ceramics and pottery. Visit the Villa Romana del Casale’s mosaics in Piazza Armerina. Lunch in a local restaurant. Visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Dinner at hotel DIOSCURI BAY PALACE. Overnight. 4th Day AGRIGENTO - PALERMO - MONREALETravel to Palermo and visit Monreale: the Cathedral and the Benedictine Cloister. Lunch on your own. Visit Palermo: the Palatine Chapel and the Cathedral. Dinner at G.H. PIAZZA BORSA. Overnight 5th Day PALERMO - SEGESTA - ERICE - PALERMOVisit Segesta. Continue the medieval village of Erice overlooking the Egadi Islands. Visit the salt windmills in Trapani. Dinner in your Hotel in Palermo. Overnight 6th Day PALERMO - CEFALU’ - NEBRODI PARK - TAORMINA Drive to Cefalu: Arab-Norman Cathedral and the medieval wash-house. Visit the Nebrodi Park and lunch in the Miraglia Forest. Continue to  visit the north part of Mount Etna. Dinner at Hotel VILLA DIODORO in Taormina. Overnight 7th Day TAORMINAOptional morning excursion to Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. Lunch on your own. Afternoon in Taormina: visit the Roman-Greek theatre on your own. Dinner and overnight.8th Day TAORMINA - CATANIA - MALTATransfer to Catania airport. Flight to Malta. Transfer to Hotel DOLMEN RESORT or similar. Dinner at your hotel. Overnight 9th Day MALTA “MARSAXLOKK MARKET &THE BLUE GROTTO”Visit the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Visit to the Blue Grotto and the caves. Explore one of Malta’s unspoilt village: its parish church and band club. Leisure time. Dinner in your Hotel.10th Day MALTA VALLETTA Morning tour of Valletta: Upper Barracca Gardens; St John’s Cathedral, with a Caravaggio painting; Republic Street; Grandmaster’s Palace; audiovisual show Malta Experience. Leisure time. Dinner in your Hotel.11th Day MALTA MDINAExcursion to the medieval fortified city of Mdina. Stop at the early Christian catacombs in Rabat and at the cliffs at Dingli. Lunch. Visit the San Anton botanical gardens near the Presidential Palace. Time at the crafts centre at Ta’ Qali. Mosta’s majestic dome, one of Europe’s largest.12th Day Wednesday MALTA Breakfast. End of the tour