The 3rd Century Roman Villa - with local guide Mimmo - for up to 6 people - Private Tour from Palermo
The Imperial Villa del Casale, near Piazza Armerina is probably the finest and most extensive display of mosaics of the late Roman era anywhere in the world. North African art influenced style, both in composition and the choice of colorful polychrome materials.
The owners lived in luxury: the villa had its own private thermae, a reception hall, large restrooms and living rooms. Today, only the bottom part of the walls with a few frescoes and the floor mosaics remain. For this we must partly blame the Vandals and Visigoths.
For up to 6 travelers
Drive (approx 2h) to Piazza Armerina to visit the well preserved mosaics of the Roman Villa from the 3rd Century, which is among the most luxurious of its kind, giving an interesting insight into Roman life at the time. It is especially noteworthy for the richness and excellent quality of the mosaics which decorate almost every room. The mosaics include a long hunting scene, the famous sporting "bikini girls", and many classical and geometrical examples.
Time for lunch break in local restaurant.
Back at the hotel in the afternoon.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel in Palermo
End location: Starting Point
Duration: 8 hours
Top Class Mercedes Minivan
- Transportation according itinerary
- Pick up&drop off at the hotel in Palermo
- Guided Tour inside the Roman Villa
- Parking fees
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 EUR - Light Lunch
x Meals & Beverages
x Entrance Fee to archeological area
NONE - can give guided tours inside archeological areas, monuments and towns all over Sicily
- Licensed LOCAL GUIDE
- Registered DRIVER (special permit)
- Mercedes V-Class (2018) for up to 6 travelers
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Mimmo is an excellent guide with great knowledge of Palermo and its history. More importantly he has a phenomenal sense of humor which makes the tour that much better and enjoyable. The walking portion takes you through the unbeaten path which allows you to discover another part of the city and experience its taste and character. I highly recommend Mimmo and am happy to hear he offers tours across Sicily, including a complete island tour. What a great day he made us have!