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From Taormina: Full-Day Agrigento & Piazza Armerina

Product ID: 93342
From the Greek to the Romans, to the conquerors of Byzantium and the present, everyone who comes to Agrigento and Piazza Armerina finds a place of eternal beauty. Visit two of the world's most impressive archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman period.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the most important archaeological complexes of the ancient Greek world
  • Walk between the ruins of the temples of the gods
  • Breathe the atmosphere of a thousand year history
  • See the marvelous Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina
Full description
Let yourself be surrounded by architectural treasures. On this 10-hour tour, your expert guide will introduce you to the marvels of the ancient world. The Valley of the Temples is amongst the most evocative sites of the Greek world and one of the most important complexes outside of Greece.

You will visit the temples which stand on the high ridge overlooking the sea, walking the Sacred Way and discovering the magnificence of the Concordia Temple, which was converted into a Christian church in the 6th century and as a result spared from much of the devastation which afflicted the site over the centuries. You will walk between the Temple of Zeus ruins, the largest temple built by the Greeks but destroyed to build the harbor of the nearby town of Porto Empedocle. 

After lunch, once you arrive in Piazza Armerina, you will visit the famous Villa Romana del Casale which has the finest collection of Roman polychrome mosaics, depicting scenes of hunting and recreation as well as representing mythological and historical episodes.                          
Includes
  • Transfer
  • Guide
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees (€ 11 temples and € 10 Villa Romana)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Taormina Bus Terminal, Piazza Luigi Pirandello, 98039 Taormina ME. Pick-up time: 6:45 am.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Walking difficulties due to uneven ground
• Wheelchairs not really suitable
• What to bring: water and sun hat in the summer months
• Wear comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Fantastic sights and good to see in one day albeit a long one.

Please change the lunchtime restaurant. The service was atrocious and the food poor. The men's toilet was broken and disgusting. It would be a better use of time to just have a snack lunch taking maybe 45 minutes such that the whole day is shorter too.

July 15, 2018

August 12, 2019

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August 24, 2018

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Cassata Travel srl

Product ID: 93342