Piazza Armerina and Caltagirone

Tour Number

Activity Level

149938


Categories

Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

A go-back in time


Drive to Piazza Armerina and visit by your own the Roman Villa del Casale famous for its more than 3500 sqm of well preserved mosaics. It was built by the Romans during the 3rd and 4th century A. C. , on a previous rustic construction of the 2nd century A. C. Professor V. Gentile, that performed the archeological excavations in 1950, attributed the construction of the Villa to the Roman emperor Maximianus Herculius and this is still the most accredited theory. After the visit, continue to Caltagirone surrounded with beautiful valleys and hills, in the height of 608 meters above sea level. You will see the baroque city awarded with UNESCO World Heritage award in the same way as Catania, Noto, Syracuse, but still the place has its own characteristic CERAMICS. The history of ceramics goes far back to the ancient traditions, just to think how many other places in Europe You could name, what has Regional museum of Ceramics. Ceramic museum is located in the main square and called "Teatrino" (Little Theater).

Itinerary

Drive to Piazza Armerina and visit by your own the Roman Villa del Casale famous for its more than 3500 sqm of well preserved mosaics. It was built by the Romans during the 3rd and 4th century A. C. , on a previous rustic construction of the 2nd century A. C. Professor V. Gentile, that performed the archeological excavations in 1950, attributed the construction of the Villa to the Roman emperor Maximianus Herculius and this is still the most accredited theory. After the visit, continue to Caltagirone surrounded with beautiful valleys and hills, in the height of 608 meters above sea level. You will see the baroque city awarded with UNESCO World Heritage award in the same way as Catania, Noto, Syracuse, but still the place has its own characteristic CERAMICS. The history of ceramics goes far back to the ancient traditions, just to think how many other places in Europe You could name, what has Regional museum of Ceramics. Ceramic museum is located in the main square and called "Teatrino" (Little Theater).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Place of stay or port of call

End location: Place of stay or port of call

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

Mercedes Benz Sedane

What’s Included

Luxury air conditioned Mercedes vehicle or similar - Pick up and drop off right on the dock- English speaking Driver for the day at disposal- All local Taxes, gasoline, highway/parking tolls, driver's meal
Free water bottles and soda drinks.
Stops along the drive to the most beautiful spot where you can enjoy the landscapes and take as much pictures you wish.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Euro € - Extra costs are depending if you desire to stop for lunch in a restaurant, in a bar, a visit in a museum or a church which is requiring a ticket etc

What’s Extra

Entrance Tickets - Meals

Tour price are from 1 to 3 travellers

I can customize up to 8 people and also from other ports of call or place of stay.

Please inquire before booking if your group is larger than 3.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.

Contact this Guide

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