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From Catania: Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina Full Day Tour

From Catania: Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina Full Day Tour

From US$ 104.62 per person

Between pottery and Roman history, take a full day to visit 2 unique spots in Sicily. Visit the city of Caltagirone, famous for arts, ceramics and baroque, and the city of Piazza Armerina, home to the UNESCO-listed Villa Romana del Casale.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Italian

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Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Villa Romana del Casale
  • Uncover the history and Arabic culture of the city
  • Marvel at the ceramics and mosaics of the area
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Start your tour with a visit to Caltagirone UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its production of pottery, dating back to Arab dominations, with characteristic colors.  Visit the historical center, the famous Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, and the culture of pottery in the city. See the excellent colored glazes that adorn the streets, staircases, balconies, squares, fountains, churches, and palaces. In Caltagirone you will be offered the typical Sicilian snack "Tavola Calda" from Catania, Etna's red wine, and bottled water. In the afternoon, head to Piazza Armerina to see the huge UNESCO-listed Villa Romana del Casale, originally belonging to a powerful Roman family. Find the best conserved in-site Roman mosaics in the world, including the mosaic flooring, wall mosaics, columns, statues, capitals, and coins. Return to the starting point around 6:30 PM to complete your tour.
Includes
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide for the day at your disposal
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees

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  • Departure from Taormina or Syracuse has an additional charge of 25€ per person
  • Please specify any dietary requirements or allergies during booking
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  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
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The city is cute, the history is felt

April 30, 2019

Excellent ... exceptional driver..punctual..sympathetic ... it was a gift from God

September 6, 2019

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