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From Catania: Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Sicily Day BY Day

From Catania: Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Sicily Day BY Day

From US$ 120.13 per person

Discover 2 unique places in Sicily. Visit the city of Caltagirone, famous for arts, ceramics and baroque, and the city of Piazza Armerina, home to the UNESCO-listed Villa Romana del Casale.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French
Pickup included
We will pick you up just outside your hotel in Catania or in a agreed meeting point, close to your accommodation.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Villa Romana del Casale
  • Uncover the history and Arabic culture of the city
  • Marvel at the ceramics and mosaics of the area
  • Driver at your disposal
Full description
Start your tour with a visit to Caltagirone UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its production of pottery, dating back to Arab dominations, with characteristic colors.  Visit the historical center, the famous Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, and the culture of pottery in the city. See the excellent colored glazes that adorn the streets, staircases, balconies, squares, fountains, churches, and palaces. In Caltagirone you will be offered the typical Sicilian snack "Tavola Calda" from Catania, Etna's red wine, and bottled water. In the afternoon, head to Piazza Armerina to see the huge UNESCO-listed Villa Romana del Casale, originally belonging to a powerful Roman family. Find the best conserved in-site Roman mosaics in the world, including the mosaic flooring, wall mosaics, columns, statues, capitals, and coins. Return to the starting point around 6:30 PM to complete your tour.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Catania or meeting point close to your accommodation in Catania
  • Snack with typical Sicilian products, Etna wine and water
  • Professional multi-lingual driver at your disposal
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small group tour (8 people maximum)
  • Maps and informative brochures
  • Entrance fees
  • Touristic guide

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Important information

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  • Departure from Taormina or Syracuse has an additional charge of 45€ per person
  • Please specify any dietary requirements or allergies during booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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The city is cute, the history is felt

April 30, 2019

Excellent ... exceptional driver..punctual..sympathetic ... it was a gift from God

September 6, 2019

Product ID: 177249