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From Palermo: Villa Romana and Valley of the Temples Trip

From Palermo: Villa Romana and Valley of the Temples Trip

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Visit the Roman heart of Sicily and charming Greek temples in one day. See the incredible mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale and take a guided tour of the Valley of the Temples.

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Duration 11 hours
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Italian, Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover two Sicilian UNESCO heritage sites in one day
  • Explore a beautiful imperial villa with stunning mosaics
  • Be guided through the ancient, classical culture of Sicily
  • See the effects of Greek and Roman colonialization on the island
  • Learn about the art, architecture, and gods of Ancient Greece
Full description
Follow in the footsteps of the Greeks and Romans on a day trip where your transport is taken care of for you. Discover some of the finest Roman mosaics in the world at the Villa Romana del Casale. Learn all about the Valley of the Temples archaeological site with a licensed local guide. Meet your driver in central Palermo and be taken straight to Piazza Armerina, where you will explore the Villa Romana del Casale independently. Marvel at the luxurious 4th-century villa, home to an influential Roman family. Take your time to examine its exquisite mosaic flooring. Continue to Agrigento for a guided tour of the magnificent Valley of Temples, built by the Greeks in the 5th century BC. See the ruins of temples, necropolises, houses, streets, and everything else you'd expect to find in an ancient city. Finally, return to the meeting point in Palermo.
Includes
  • Multilingual driver
  • Guided tour of the Valley of the Temples
  • Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided tour of the Villa Romana del Casale
  • Entry fees
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your driver outside the entrance to the Hotel Politeama.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The tour includes long transfers on board in air-conditioned vehicles between the sites
  • This trip only includes a guide for the Valley of the Temples
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    5/5

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An excellent way to see more of Sicily when on a tight time schedule. There were six people in our mini van thus it was manageable and our guide Marco was able to speak to all of us individually. He is multi-lingual and very knowledgeable. There was plenty of time to see the monuments and there were timely food and comfort stops.

December 10, 2022

It is a very long bus ride in total but if you're really interested in art and history it is worth it. We stopped at a very nice place for lunch. Roman Villa is absolutely awesome if you are interested in Roman art, culture and history. The Greek ruins are nice and quite vast but they're not nearly as impressive as the acropolis in Athens or even the phrase is from the acropolis in the British museum in London. Several of them are very degraded but if you are not degraded too much.

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October 7, 2022

Departure in time (for me maybe too early) and 2h travelling to Agrigento. The Greek temples are amazing, the guide was prepared just a little slow for me. From here it's a 1.5 hour bus ride to the Roman mosaics, with the option of lunch at a Trattoria beforehand. The place is a real tourist trap, the food is not very good but there is no choice, it is the only restaurant on site. There is a reason why the mosaics of the Roman villa are protected by UNESCO, they are absolutely amazing! There is no guided tour here, it is not included in the price, but before that the guide on the bus gave an exhaustive talk about the mosaics. At the end, a 3.5 hour bus ride to Palermo. A good programme, I recommend it!

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September 30, 2022

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