Discover a Roman Emperor's villa! Must be seen!
Located near the town of Piazza Armerina, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, probably one of the most famous in the world. This Roman Villa shows how the very rich Romans used to live. It has been suggested by several scholars that is was probably owned by a senior aristocratic senator who was, at the same time, a "Philosopher", a lover of fine arts and poetry which can be "read" in the mosaics. An in-depth analyses of the site and mosaics shows that the owner must have been very high ranking, the Emperor himself. Among the most amazing mosaic floors is the one of The Great Hunting Scene in a 66m long corridor, showing animals captured in Africa and Asia then shipped to Rome for the Games in the Colosseum.
It's a long drive from Palermo, we'll be driving east through the sicilian countryside. Once we get at the Villa it will take us about two-three hours to see the whole site. We can either have lunch in a local trattoria or a snack at the local bar. After that we'll drive back to Palermo which will take us about two and half hours.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or B&B.
End location: Back to your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
It is a two and a half hour drive from Palermo.
Mercedes Van air-conditioned.
Guide service and transportation to and from the site with licensed driver.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - Admission fees to the site.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.