Leave the City Behind Tour - with Local Guide Mimmo - for up to 6 people
This tour takes you to the southwestern area of Sicily, that is also called the "Sicilian Tuscany", where wonderful olive orchards and vineyards are everywhere.
Selinunte is one of the most evocative places in Sicily, also one of the most impressive of all Greek sites, never having been built over in modern times. In the 5th Century BC it was second only to Syracuse. The archeological site includes several temples, part of the excavated ancient city, amazing ruins more than 2500 years old and a beautiful landscape.
At the ancient quarries Cave di Cusa (Optional Experience) one leaves wondering at the effort of transporting such enormously heavy bits of masonry. Surely only Titans could manage it?
According to the traditional legend, Segesta had a Trojan origin. It is located on the isolated hill called Barbaro and washed by the river Crimiso, nearby Calatafimi. The well preserved temple and the greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC.
For up to 6 travelers
Take a scenic drive (1. 5 hours) through a landscape where wonderful olive orchards and vineyards are everywhere. Discover SELINUNTE on a guided tour: the Eastern Hill with three temples, followed by the Acropolis with the ancient city, more temples and many other interesting excavations dating back to the 7th century B. C.
In SEGESTA we'll visit the heritage of the Greeks in this singular archeological area; Temple and Theater are embedded in a wonderful countryside. Visible are also the remains of a Norman church and the recently partly excavated Forum Romanum.
In CAVE di CUSA, the old quarries of Selinunte, we find huge columns drums in various states of construction, some completed, some half-hewn from the rock, some romantically overgrown.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel in Palermo
End location: Starting point
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Modern large fully a/c car - or Top Class Mercedes Minivan
- Pick up & Drop off at Your hotel
- Transportation according to itinerary
- Guided tours in Selinunte & Segesta
- Shuttle bus in Segesta
- Entrance Fees
- Shuttle Bus in Segesta
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - Light Lunch
x Meals & Beverages
NONE - can give guided tours inside archeological areas, monuments and towns all over Sicily
- Licensed LOCAL GUIDE
- Certfied DRIVER (special license)
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Mimmo was a wonderful guide. He is very knowledgable and has a great sense of humor. His love of Sicily is very evident and he told us many interesting stories about the archaeology, history, culture, and politics of Sicily. Our full day with him was delightful, and we highly recommend him as a guide.