1. Italy
  2. Province of Catania
  3. Catania
  4. Valley of the Temples

From Catania: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Full-Day Trip

Product ID: 98916
Journey back to the days of the Greeks and Romans in Sicily on a full-day trip to Agrigento and Piazza Armerina. Admire the ruins of Greek temples and more.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
Spanish, English, Italian

Pickup included

Pick-up from your accommodation in Catania or the sea port in Catania. Pick-up from Taormina by demand. Pick-up from Taormina (extra price required).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the remains of the Greek and Roman cities of Agrigento and Piazza Armerina
  • Journey through the Valley of the Temples
  • Discover the mosaics of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Villa del Casale
Full description
Depart Catania and travel to the hilltop city of Agrigento, known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas. Discover the well-preserved ruins of the Valley of the Temples, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Temple of Juno and Temple of Concordia.

See the former theater used for the assembly of free citizens at the Ekklesiasterion, along with 3 sanctuaries and the necropolises of Montelusa, Moses and Pezzino.

Continue to Piazza Armerina in the Erean Mountains and marvel at the stunning mosaics in the ruins of a Roman nobleman's residence at the Villa del Casale.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation or port of call
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Gas
  • Parking fees
  • Tolls
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meals
  • Tickets
  • Guide for archaeological sites

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Activities may be subject to cancellation due to weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Alessio, our guide, was a gem. He was efficient, friendly and clear, and engaged the tour participants in generous conversations, with real skill. He took us to the temples at Agrigento and to the mosaics at the Roman Villa del Casale. On the way he gave us fascinating background information about where we were going and about the story of Sicily more generally. We found this very informative and stimulating. We greatly enjoyed his company, his help and his advice, and thoroughly recommend his service to anyone seeking a great day out from Catania or nearby accommodation.

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October 22, 2019

Well worth the visit to the Valle dei Templi and Villa Romana del Casa

Used Sicily Grand Tours for this trip. Alessio, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and his English is very good. He gives you a bit of the history of Sicily on the journey to Agrigento and the first stop at the Valle dei Templi where you get an hour and a half to explore on your own. We found this sufficient time including grabbing an arancino for lunch. Then it's off to the Villa Romana del Casa near Piazza Armerina where you again have sufficient time to view the well preserved mosiacs. Then back to Catania. Expect a long day as it is not a short journey from Catania but both sites are well worth visiting.

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September 24, 2019

Excellent experience

We spent a delightful three days in September(day tours in Agrigento, Ragusa and Syracuse) with a great guide Alessio. However, Alessio is not only an inexhaustible source of all historical, social and political information about the places we visited. Moreover, he shows the contribution of these places to a broader picture of the historical and cultural development of Sicily and Italy from antiquity to the present. To these professional qualities, we would like to to add that Alessio is a very charming person you simply don’t want to part with. We will definitely will recommend Alessio's service to all our friends and relatives who are going to visit Sicily. Thank you, Alessio! Irina & Igor, Washington, DC, USA

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October 13, 2018

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Sicily Grand Tour

Product ID: 98916