N° 4 - Agrigento Valley of the Temples and Piazza Armerina
 
On this tour we visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and the Villa Romana del Casale.
 
Departure from your hotel at 09:30am and return at 5:00 pm. We recoomend that you use a Local tour Guide for this tour.
 
Agrigento (Akragas) was one of the most thriving centres of Greek civilisation in  the  5th  century,  B.C. A  few  miles  away  from  the  modern  town, on a southern lower ridge,  are still  sited the great  temples  of  the  ancient  city, surrounded by almond groves and ancient olive trees. On the walk we will see:  The tour of the archaeological park starts with  the Temple of Hera  (Juno)  built  at  the very top of the hill.  Magnificent  views of the landscape, coastline and the Mediterranean Sea.  Then  walk  for about  one mile downhill and stop along the main path to admire the  city  fortifications and Byzantine arcosolia, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Herakles, the Temple of Zeus and, the Sanctuary of Chtonian Deities (Temple of Castor and Pollux).
 
Second stop:  Visit the  Roman Villa del Casale - a  Unesco  World  Heritage site dating back to the IV century - a few kilometres away from Piazza Armerina. The Roman Villa is famous for its 3,500 square metres of mosaic flooring  giving an insight into the Roman way of living.
 
You can do this tour if you stay in:Ragusa, Modica, Noto, Scicli, Syracuse, Catania, Taormina, Palermo, Cefalù, Erice, Sciacca, Licata, or Gela.

 

 
 
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