Italica
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  • Italica Roman City Tour and 14th Century Medieval Monastery

    1. Italica Roman City Tour and 14th Century Medieval Monastery

    Depart from Seville and journey a few minutes north to the village of Santiponce, the site of one of the most important and largest Roman ruins in Spain. Upon arrival at the well-preserved ruins of the Roman city of Italica, discover wonderful examples of Roman architecture, mosaic work and city layouts. Founded in the year 206 BC by General Publius Cornelius Scipio as a place of settlement for soldiers wounded in the battle of Illipa, the Roman settlement of Italica is the oldest in Spain and served as an important military outpost. Its name references the first settlers who came from Italy, and it was the birthplace of Marcus Ulpius Trajan (53 AD) and his successor, Aelius Hadrian (76 AD). Marvel at the massive amphitheater, one of the largest in the Roman Empire with a seating capacity for up to 25,000 people. Wander through the tunnels where the gladiators would have walked and sta...

    Bring a hat! The sun is intense in the summer and there are not a lot of trees. If you are a nerd for Roman Ruins and history, like me, this is a fantastic site to tour. But if you are expecting more than ruins, then go straight to the Monastery. Loved everything about this tour except for the fact that due to COVID the tunnels and second story of the arena were closed to visitors. Definitely a disappointment, but not the fault of the guide/touring company. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and filled in any gaps that I had regarding the history of both the ancient Roman site and the monastery.

  • From Seville: Italica Roman City Tour

    2. From Seville: Italica Roman City Tour

    Visit Italica, located just 15 minutes from Seville, on a 4-hour guided tour. The first authentically Roman city in Spain was founded in 206 B.C. by Roman General Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus and was the birthplace of future Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian. Take a walk along the old streets of the Archaeological Ensemble of Italica and explore the ruins of the houses and public buildings. See the amphitheater that had a seating capacity of 25,000 and was the third-largest in the Roman Empire. Admire the mosaic floors, the Traianeum, the statues of Diana, Venus, and Trajan, and the public baths. See the partially reconstructed Roman theater in Santiponce.

    this was an excellent tour with a knowledgeable guide Miguel. well organized and not rushed good comfortable bus

  • From Seville: Private Half-Day Trip to Italica

    3. From Seville: Private Half-Day Trip to Italica

    Depart Seville and take a 20-minute drive to the village of Santiponce, where you will enter the Roman city of Italica and explore at your own pace. Discover the remains of the 3rd largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire. See the monument to Trajan and visit the gym and thermal baths. Admire the mosaics in the House of the Planetarium, and follow in the footsteps of gladiators as you walk through the tunnels they used.  Return to Seville and stop at the magnificent Monastery of San Isidoro del Camp en route. Founded in 1301, the complex is home to 15th century Mudéjar-style murals and a wonderful 17th-century altarpiece.

  • Seville: Bike Tour

    4. Seville: Bike Tour

    Seville is the perfect place to ride a bike and discover the beauty of the city, accompanied by a guide. Begin with the city’s famous cathedral, one of the most stunning architectural masterpieces you will ever see. From the tomb of Christopher Columbus to the awe-inspiring views from the top of the Giralda tower, there’s no better place to start . From there, head to another one of Seville’s most impressive sights: the Alcazar. This historic complex is home to ornate tilework, lush gardens and centuries of history. In fact, the Spanish Royal Family enjoys it so much that they use it as their official residence on visits to Seville! By crossing the river explore the emblematic Triana neighborhood. This unique barrio, home of Flamenco has developed its own unique, fascinating culture that sets it apart from the rest of the city. It is easy to feel like a local here. Head to the Mercado ...

  • Itálica: 3-Hour City of Emperors Tour from Seville

    5. Itálica: 3-Hour City of Emperors Tour from Seville

    Walk through the streets once ruled by emperors Trajan and Adriano and learn about the rise and fall of one of the earliest Roman cities on the Peninsula in this 3-hour tour from Seville.   With the help of a bilingual guide, discover the sites where scenes from Game of Thrones were shot and hear stories about the far-reaching political and economic decisions that took place in this site in 3rd Century B.C. Explore this well-preserved site just 7 km outside Seville with a small group of up to 8 people and the convenience of round-trip transfers.

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What people are saying about Italica

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 26 reviews

The trip unfortunately started with some troubles because the tourcompany never got a notification of my booking, although I was in the system. Due to this I came to the pick up point there was no one to pick me up. But when I called them the lady on the phone saved the day. She called the tour guide and requested her to pick me up anyway in Sevilla. The guide, Montser, was supposed to give a Spanish and French tour (because I supposedly as English speaking guest) was not on the list. But she and the French guest were amazingly friendly and flexible enough to trade the French for English explanation. So eventually, I had an amazing tour after all! Great service, really nice tour, great explanation. Thank you!

A great half-day tour. Our guide Maria Reyes was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. Our tour bus was divided into a Spanish Tour and an English tour so our group was just 6 people plus Maria, so the tour felt more like a private one.

The Italica and monastery trip was excellent. Very passionate and knowledgeable tour guide heightened the experience and made for a very interesting trip. Would recommend this tour

It was a very interesting trip. Our guide, Enrique is the best. He gave us a lot of informations; kids admired him, too.

this was an excellent tour with a knowledgeable guide Miguel. well organized and not rushed good comfortable bus