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Catania: Valley of the Temples & Piazza Armerina Transfer

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Catania: Valley of the Temples & Piazza Armerina Transfer

Activity provider: Sicily Day BY Day

From US$ 100.56 per person

Avoid the stress of driving and the hassle to find parking by taking this guided transfer in a comfortable and luxury van or sedan to go to Valley of The Temples and Villa Romana del Casale. Discover the Greek culture and the famous Roman mosaics!

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French
Private group available


  • Travel in a comfortable and luxury van or sedan
  • Experience the history, art and culture found in Sicily
  • Explore with an informative, knowledgable and passionate driver
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Drive to the southern coast of Sicily in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle to explore and learn about the history, culture, and art found in Sicily in the Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale.  Your 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”. Famous for its seven well-preserved temples, Valley of the Temples dedicated to various divinity including Juno, Hercules, Hephaestus, and Athena. The visit to the Valley of the Temples is a wonderfully memorable experience that allows you to delve into the Greek culture and history that has been woven into Sicily.  After strolling through the Valley of the temples in Agrigento, you will stop to enjoy a delicious packed lunch made of Sicilian street food, water, and wine before traveling to Piazza Armerina. Found in the heart of Sicily, Piazza Armerina is home to the splendid Villa Romana del Casale a majestic imperial villa originally property of a powerful Roman family. At the villa, you will find the best conserved in-situ Roman mosaics in the world.
  • Informative, knowledgeable, and passionate multilingual driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • All the transfers as in the itinerary
  • Gas, parking fees, and tolls were required
  • Snack with typical Sicilian street food, water, and Etna wine
  • Small group maximum 8 people
  • Guide booklet
  • Entrance fees
  • Touristic guide inside the historical places

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Really spectacular Greek temples in a beautiful panoramic setting. Our guide was very helpful getting us there and back and served us a lovely lunch of local fare up on the hill in a park in the town with a view. Later we went to an ancient Roman villa with beautiful mosaics that was only discovered in 1950.

October 21, 2021

The tour guide Francesco was very informative about Agrigento and well mannered and friendly. Improvements that I feel needs to improve, is to have a small microphone so the people in the back of the van can also hear what the tour guide says. The people sitting in the back all felt the same and agreed this needs to be improve. The people working Sicily tour guide are very polite and it was a pleasure booking with them. Rita Lucia☀️

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September 24, 2019

If you like Greco-Roman vestiges, do not hesitate !! First stop at Villa Casale, magnificent, more than 1,500 stories and superbly preserved mosaics (count 1 hour and a half on the walkways above the mosaic floors), very pleasant and stunning. Sicilian snack-style meal in a very nice little shop, then Valley of the Temples in the afternoon (allow 2 hours to visit) independently. Tips: take good shoes + bottles of water if visiting in August !! The little "less": more road than visit because the sites are far from Catania even if it's really worth it // The guide Carlos who spoke very little French although very nice // Entrances (villa + valley of the temples) ) not included in the package even if affordable rates.

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August 20, 2019

Product ID: 177561