Selinunte & Segesta • Ancient Treasures you don't expect

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Tour Number

Activity Level

56106


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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 one leaves wondering at the effort of transporting such enormously heavy bits of masonry. Surely only Titans could manage it? - Or visit an Organic Olive Farm

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

Itinerary

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.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE:
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 - or visit an ORGANIC OLIVE FARM

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel in Palermo

End location: Starting point

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Top Class Mercedes Minivan

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: - Guided tours inside archeological areas of Selinunte & Segesta
- Hotel pick up/drop off

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Euro - Light Lunch

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: x Optional Olive Farm/Cave di Cusa Quarries
x Entrance Fees

Restrictions

NONE - can give guided tours inside archeological areas, monuments and towns all over Sicily
- Licensed LOCAL GUIDE
- Registered DRIVER (special permit)
- Specific licensed Mercedes V-Class Minivan (2018)

A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Todd Bostwick

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