Day trip

From Taormina: Valley of The Temples & Piazza Armerina Tour

Activity provider: SAT Group

From Taormina: Valley of The Temples & Piazza Armerina Tour

Activity provider: SAT Group

From US$ 61.98 per person

Enjoy a 1-day excursion through Sicily by bus with an expert tour leader. Visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Then, after lunch, depart to Piazza Armerina to visit the Roman Villa del Casale with its famous mosaics.

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Duration 12 hours
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English, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a bus excursion through the beautiful Sicily
  • See the ancient Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
  • Explore ancient domestic life at the Villa Romana del Casale at Piazza Armerina
Full description
Join this tour of Agrigento and Piazza Armerina so you can see two of Sicily’s most famous historical features: the Valley of the Temples and the Villa Romana del Casale. Situated just outside Agrigento, the splendid Valley of the Temples archaeological park consists of 8 separate temples and various other ruins built between about 510 BC and 430 BC including: the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Heracles, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Temple of Hephaestos, the Temple of Demeter, and the Temple of Asclepius. Aside from the latter, found on the banks of the Akragas River, all are situated in the same area on the rocky crests south of modern-day Agrigento - not really in a valley at all. Your second stop is Piazza Armerina, situated deep in the Sicilian hinterland, at 721 meters above sea level, this is one of Sicily’s most frequented tourist spots. This area is known for the famous Villa Romana del Casale, which was originally intended for use as a hunting lodge in the middle of the 4th Century AD by a Roman patrician but is now home to some of the best-preserved examples of Roman mosaics. These extraordinarily vivid and intricate mosaics, probably produced mostly by North African artisans, deal with a range of subjects, ranging from Homeric escapades and mythological scenes to portrayals of daily life, including the famous tableau of girls exercising in their ancient bikinis. It's a must do stop on your trip to Italy.
Includes
  • Transportation by coach
  • Tour leader service
  • Local guide service in Agrigento
  • VAT and Taxes
  • Drinks or meals
  • Entrance fee
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Taormina Bus Terminal - Via Pirandello

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • It is recommended you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and a hat/visor
  • The tour requires a minimum quantity of 12 participants in order to be confirmed.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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The tour was worth it

The company picked us up on time and in the place agreed. The coordinator Elisabetha, very nice and worked hard to meet our demands for information diligently. The bus driver Alexandro excellent, prudent and in a good mood throughout the tour. Agrigento is a must and the Villa Romana del Casale incredible. The excursion is highly recommended.

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May 5, 2019

It is a very good option to see The Valley of the Temples and La Villa Romana. It is difficult to arrive with public transport, I also believe that the time they gave us is enough to see them.

October 30, 2019

The tourist guide was so kind. She explained everything very well and you could notice that she really liked her job. The Valley of the Temples is beautiful. I recomend it.

August 26, 2019

Product ID: 166932