The visit of Agrigento and Piazza Armerina is an experience not to be missed during a trip in Sicily.
First Stop Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour: driving to the southern cost of Sicily, you will travel across Sicily by comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle. The tour will begin with the visit of the majestic archaeological area of the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pindar, the Greek poet and writer, described it as “one of the most beautiful cities of those inhabited by mortals”. “Valle dei Templi” is famous for its well-preserved temples, seven in total. Temple of Concordia is one of the best preserved Greek temples in the world helping the site to gain the classic UNESCO world heritage award. In the site, you can also visit the remains of many other temples dedicated to various divinity like Juno, Hercules, Hephaestus and Athena.
Second Stop Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour: after strolling to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, at lunch time we’ll offer for free a rich tasting of Sicilian typical products, with water and red wine from Mt. Etna. Or, if you prefer, you will have one hour of spare time to enjoy lunch in the nearby.
Third Stop Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour: in the early afternoon we will be in Piazza Armerina, a town set in the heart of Sicily. In this city is located the splendid Villa Romana del Casale, majestic imperial villa, originally the property of a powerful Roman family. Here you will find the best conserved in-situ Roman mosaics in the world.
The Villa Romana del Casale houses mosaic’s flooring, figurative and geometric, wall mosaics, columns, statues, capitals and coins. Since 1997 the city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
For archaeology and history lovers visit Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour is an experience not to be missed during a trip in Sicily.
At the end of this last visit, you will get back on the minivan.
The return to Catania is expected at 7 pm.