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Italica Roman City Tour and 14th Century Medieval Monastery

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Italica Roman City Tour and 14th Century Medieval Monastery

From $41.04 per person

Visit the birthplace of the Emperors Trajan and Hadrian on a half-day trip to the Roman city of Italica from Seville. Marvel at one of the largest amphitheaters in the world (featured in Game of Thrones) and see a medieval monastery.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup from accommodation in the center of Seville.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit the birthplace of the Emperors Trajan and Hadrian
  • Marvel at the well-preserved ruins of the Roman city of Italica
  • Explore the medieval monastery of San Isidoro del Campo
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Full description
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 stand in the den that housed the lions. In the center of the arena is a great pit that would have been covered by a wooden structure and was used for gladiator and wild animal sports.  Episodes from the Game of Thrones television series were filmed in and around the Roman ruins of Itálica. The Roman amphitheater was the setting of the Dragonpit, where several key characters held a summit in season seven. After the visit of Italica you will visit the monastery of San Isidoro del Campo, a medieval fortress from the Mudejar, Gothic and Baroque periods. Then, travel back to Seville.
  • Ticket to Italica
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Meal
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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  • The pick-up service starts early in the morning and may vary depending on the season and location
  • Please contact the local supplier to reconfirm your exact pick-up point and time
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at the time of booking
  • Children must be always accompanied by an adult
  • Students up to 25 years old, please remember to bring your valid student card with you to show to the staff
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4.6 /5

based on 68 reviews

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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.

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August 19, 2021

Informative and Beautifl

The guide was knowledgeable and personable. We loved her. They changed the pick up point a few days before the event and were unable to reach me to let me know. I thought we were not going to be able to go. They sent a car for us that brought us right to the site to join the group. They went above and beyond to make sure we didnt miss this important part of our trip as we were leaving the next day. FIVE STARS for customer service. And we loved the tour.

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May 1, 2019


With a guide in French, from the Naturanda agency, we understood the history and the life of places and of the population of this city which has moved over the centuries. The remains are very interesting. The site continues to be explored, which suggests beautiful discoveries. And the little tasting at the end of the tour was greatly appreciated!

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January 4, 2019

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