Historical Italica: Half-Day Guided Walking Tour From Seville

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Overview

Italica was the first Roman city founded in the Iberian peninsula and the birthplace of the Emperors Trajan and Hadrian. The main building on this archaeological site is the amphitheatre, the third largest in the world with a capacity for 25.000 spectators. Itlica is also well known by its mosaics and "domus".

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On this half-day tour you will visit both the Roman Theatre, located in the centre of Santiponce and the archaeological site of Italica. Italica holds an amphitheatre that was once counted as the largest in the ancient world. It was one of the earliest Roman settlements in Spain and was founded in 206 BC. It became renowned for its military importance in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

You can wander through the tunnels where gladiators would once have walked and stand in the den which would have housed the lions. In the centre of the arena is a great pit which would have been covered by a wooden structure. This was used for gladiator and wild animal sports.

Throughout the trip the well experienced guide will tell stories and fact about the fascinating ruins of Italica.

You will also visit the Monasterio de San Isidoro del Campo, a restored Medieval fortress monastery.

Inclusions for Historical Italica: Half-Day Guided Walking Tour From Seville

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Entrance fees to Italica and Monasterio De San Isidoro Del Campo
  • Local taxes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or near by
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Exclusions for Historical Italica: Half-Day Guided Walking Tour From Seville

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Fantastic half day trip with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Really enjoyed hearing the history of the place.

  • A great experience thanks to a very knowledgeable guide. The place is a gem and we have it practically to ourselves for most of the tour. Mosaics and the amphitheater were highlights for me. Thank you, Patricia.

  • Italica is an incredible place to see. I've been there a few times in the past and have also attended concerts in the coliseum in the evening, and that is an amazing experience. This was the first time that I took a tour and it was great! It was a small group of 7, which was perfect, we also took the 9:00am morning time slot which was also the best, only because, it can get really hot in the afternoon. It was a quick drive from Sevilla and yet every step of the way our Tour Guide Juan, was fantastic and supper informative. I learned a lot of new things about the area, from there we went to see the Monasterio de San Isidoro del Campo, followed by a wine tasting. It was great.

  • Javier was wonderful. We really enjoyed the Italica tour. The surviving mosaic floors were beautiful.

  • Italica was one of my favorite sites in Saville the tour was incredible. After we visited the ancient Roman empire we stopped in at a unforgettable Monastery. The tour could not have been any more memorable.

  • I highly recommend this morning half-day tour from Seville to Roman history buffs and those interested in the history of Seville and its environs. The tour guide was friendly, spoke English very well, and was thoroughly versed in the historical and cultural context of the places we visited. He picked me up by minivan near the apartment where I was staying. We had a small tour group of seven people on the day I went. The tour starts with the partially excavated ruins of the wealthy merchant area of this ancient town very sunny...don't forget your hats and sunscreen! and the remains of the city amphitheater, and then proceeds to the San Isidoro Del Campo Monastery before returning to Seville. The ruins give a great sense of the Roman presence in Spain the mosaics were particularly impressive and beautiful. The amphitheater is just amazing...the Coliseum on a smaller scale. The monastery was an unexpected gem of art and architecture. So if you are staying for a while in Seville, this is a great way to send a morning and be back in time for lunch!

  • Remarkable ruins. Guide was helpful, responsive, convivial and informed.

  • This guys were very kind but a little too informal. They need to get more organized in order to provide a better service.

  • Great outdoor tour for those interested in archeology and Roman ruins a short 15 minute drive from Sevilla. The tour van picks you up at or near your hotel in the old walled city of Sevilla. My group included tourists from Argentina, Australia, Italy, Spain, and U.S.A. The guide was engaging and friendly, and his knowledge was adequate. Be prepared for sun. See the ruins of house foundations with the original tile floors intact. I would come back in the rain because the colors in the mosaic floor tiles will be more intense when wet. Italica was once a town of about 3000 people. The ruins of the heated bath houses serving the entire town cover a large area. Also, see the ruins of the Roman amphitheater, which, back in the day, could seat 30k people from all around the countryside. After visiting the Italica site, there was a side trip to the Monasterio de San Isidoro del Campo in the adjacent town of Santiponce. Admission fees to the Monasterio and the Italica site were included. Now, you have an incentive to visit the Archeological Museum of Seville, where many individual artifacts found at Italica are on display.

  • This was an excellent trip. Our guide was knowledgable and good company. We loved the mosaics at Italca. On the way back from Italica, he took us to a beatutiful monastery and then to a tavern for a glass of local wine. HIghly recommended!

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