Valley Of The Temples And Villa Romana Del Casale Day Trip From Taormina

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  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Taormina, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore two of Sicilys top UNESCO World Heritage Sites Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale on a day trip from Taormina, led by a local guide! After getting acquainted with Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples in Agrigento, visit the town of Piazza Armerina to see a staggering collection of Roman mosaics inside Villa Romana del Casale, an ancient hunting lodge. All entrance fees are payable locally.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in the center of Taormina and set off on your journey to Agrigento, on Sicilys sunny south coast. The citys main claim to fame is the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO-listed archeological site on a hill thats home to ruins dating to 430 BC. After paying your entrance fees, head inside the site with your guide, and pick your way through the maze of awe-inspiring relics and ruins while learning about ancient Sicily.

See the so-called temple of Castor and Pollux (not the temple, which is actually in Rome, but a composition of ruins devoted to the two Greek gods), as well as other countless highlights. Admire the Temple of Concord a perfect example of a Classical monument as well as the Temple of Juno, Temple of Jove and the oldest ruin, the Temple of Hercules.

After optional lunch, (at own expense), and then travel inland to Piazza Armerina, to spend your afternoon at the towns big-name attraction: Villa Romana del Casale. The ancient hunting lodge is home to one of the worlds largest collections of Roman mosaics that depict scenes from everyday life and mythological tales.

Head inside at your own expense and explore its public rooms like the thermal baths, public hall, dining area and courtyard. Gaze in awe at the famous bikini girls mosaic wall and listen to stories of the sites history from your guide. Hear how the lodge was hidden after a 12th-century landslide before being discovered around seven centuries later. Its true magnificence was realized after later excavations and it was eventually given a well-deserved spot on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

After exploring the attraction, return to your coach and relax on your journey east to Taormina. Your day trip finishes back at the start point.

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Local guide in Agrigento

Tour escort/host

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Entrance fee to the sites (approx 20 euros) - (free for EU citizens under 18 years with a valid ID)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Multilingual guide

During winter minimum of 12 people .There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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