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From Catania: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Full-Day Trip

4.8 / 5

69 reviews

Activity provider: Sicily Grand Tour

From Catania: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Sicily Grand Tour

From US$ 125.81 per person

Journey back to the days of the Greeks and Romans in Sicily on a full-day trip to Agrigento and Piazza Armerina. Admire the ruins of Greek temples and more.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up from your accommodation in Catania or the sea port in Catania. Pick-up from Taormina by demand. Pick-up from Taormina (extra price required).
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the remains of the Greek and Roman cities of Agrigento and Piazza Armerina
  • Journey through the Valley of the Temples
  • Discover the mosaics of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Villa del Casale
Full description
Depart Catania and travel to the hilltop city of Agrigento, known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas. Discover the well-preserved ruins of the Valley of the Temples, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Temple of Juno and Temple of Concordia. See the former theater used for the assembly of free citizens at the Ekklesiasterion, along with 3 sanctuaries and the necropolises of Montelusa, Moses and Pezzino. Continue to Piazza Armerina in the Erean Mountains and marvel at the stunning mosaics in the ruins of a Roman nobleman's residence at the Villa del Casale.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation or port of call
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Gas
  • Parking fees
  • Tolls
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meals
  • Tickets
  • Guide for archaeological sites
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 69 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
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Quite a long journey, but with our excellent guide Alessio informing us of all things 'Sicily' en route, it was not a problem. The Temples (not in a valley by the way) were amazing and we were allowed to make our own way round. The only downside was the ridiculous security checks at the entrance, which made the start a bit chaotic. Then a bit of lunch and on to the Roman Villa, which was spectacular. The preservation of this site means you are let into the world of Roman life that I have never seen before either here or at other similar sites abroad. Again, not to detract from this experience, but as an overall view, Sicily really ought to up it's game as far as tourism is concerned. So much to offer but often poorly presented. I highly recommend this tour.

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May 30, 2022

Fantastic trip, our guide was brilliant. Very professional and knowledgeable and interesting. Great chance to view beautiful scenery across Sicily. Can see all main temples in the two hours at site of Agrigento. Visit to Roman Villa was a revelation, the most amazing thing I have ever seen, room after room of beautiful mosaics. Thanks it was a brilliant day.

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May 25, 2022

Although the tour does not include a guide once you enter the sites in the Valley of Temples and the Piazza Armerina, Alessio provided us with a great background information during the long drive. He did much more than transport us from/to Catania and Agrigento - he shared a lot of stories and facts about the history of Sicily. His English is outstanding and his knowledge of history is impeccable- he has a PhD in history! and is a wide reader. It was a very long drive (about 2 hours from Catania to Agrigento) but we were entertained by the scenery and Alessio‘s Sicilian insights. The Valley of the Temples is a historical marvel - the concentration of archeological displays would really require 2-3 days of exploring. Unfortunately, like most tourists, we only had limited time to visit. The site itself has tour guides who are certified to show you around and give you the quick overview and most important ruins to checkout (€20 per pax). Overall a great learning experience!

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April 2, 2022

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