Departure at 07.00 a.m. Arrival at Agrigento, meeting with local guide and visit of the beautiful Valley of the Temples, an exceptional historic testimony to Magna Graecia’s presence in this area, as well as to subsequent epochs. The archaeological site at Agrigento was inserted onto the UNESCO Worls Heritage List in 1997. The remains from the Hellenic city, and additionally from the successive Punic-Roman era, the imposing Doric temples – to this day almost completely intact – the agora, the pagan and Christian necropolis, and the crawling network of subterranean acqueducts, constitute the richness of this site. Extending over approximately 1,300 hectares, it recounts a millenary history that began in the 6th Century B.C. with the foundation of the ancient Greek colony of Akragas.
In the afternoon, departure for Piazza Armerina, in the center of Sicily. Situated a few kms outside of the city, there is the “Roman Villa of Casale”, which is one of the largest Roman villas still existing. It probably belonged to a wealthy nobile. It hosts scenes of daily living, hunting scenes etc. Most famous for its mosaic with girls in bikini. The “Roman Villa of Casale” dates back to the year between 330 – 360 B. C. The Villa has 3500 sq. mts of mosaics as pavements and some wall murals. Return at around 7.30 p.m.
LANGUAGES: English – German
PRICE: AD € 55,00 – CH € 35,00 – INFANT (0-2) FREE
THE PRICE INCLUDES: Transfer by bus, tour leader and local guide.
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Lunch (optional), entrance to the Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale.