The Villa del Casale, 3rd Century, near Piazza Armerina is probably the finest and most extensive display of mosaics in the Roman world. North African art influenced style, both in composition and the choice of colourful polychrome materials.
The mosaics include a long hunting scene, the famous sporting "bikini girls", and many classical and geometrical examples. The owners lived in luxury: the villa had its own private thermae, a reception hall, large restrooms and living rooms.
When it was called Akragas, Pindaro considered it to be "the most beautiful among mortal cities". Visit the extraordinary Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a private tour guide. These are among the greatest Greek ruins in the world, and the splendor of the temples in the Doric style, built during the fifth and sixth centuries BC.
This tour is available also for groups.
Drive to PIAZZA ARMERINA to visit the ROMAN VILLA, which is among the most luxurious of its kind, giving an interesting insight into Roman life at the time. It is especially noteworthy for the richness and the excellent quality of the mosaics which decorate almost every room.
Time for lunch break in local restaurant.
To complete the day, we'll visit also the VALLEY of the TEMPLES in Agrigento. Here you'll see the Temple of Juno, with its excellent views of the entire valley, and the Temple of Concordia, beautifully preserved. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules.
Back at your hotel in the afternoon.