Piazza Armerina

& Caltagirone

Near Piazza Armerina is the Roman Villa del Casale. It has probably the most extensive and spectacular mosaics of the late Roman era anywhere in the world. North African art influenced style, both in composition and the choice of colorful polychrome materials.

It has probably the most extensive and spectacular mosaics of the late Roman era anywhere in the world

It is the tremendous variety of styles that make the mosaics so intriguing. Mythological scenes, animals and birds, hunting and music. The owners lived in luxury. The villa had its own private thermae, a reception hall, large restrooms and living rooms.

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What to Expect

Start at 9AM

from Catania

Pick up by your private Driver at your hotel and board a Premium Mercedes vehicle. Enjoy a pleasant drive (1.5h) through the extensive orange plantation area “Piana di Catania” and following the wheat fields in the center of the island.

Start at 9AM
Visit 2h – Lunch break

Arrive in PIAZZA ARMERINA to visit with your private local guide the well preserved Roman Villa from the 3rd Century. It is among the most luxurious of its kind. Giving an interesting insight into Roman life at the time. The villa is especially noteworthy for the richness and excellent quality of the mosaics which decorate almost every room. The mosaics include a long hunting scene, the famous sporting “bikini girls” and many classical and geometrical examples. On the way back we’ll stop in CALTAGIRONE. A baroque town and the capital of ceramic production in Sicily.

Visit 2h – Lunch break
Drive back to Catania 1.5h

Drop off at your hotel

Drive back to Catania 1.5h

Tour Price from €150*

What’s Included

English speaking Driver
Local Guide at the Roman Villa
Private Transport by Premium Mercedes Vehicle
Pick up/Drop off at the Hotel
Parking/Highway Fees

What’s Extra

Admission fees
Meals & Beverages

Tour Details

Duration: 8 Hours
Culture
Out of Town
Moderate
Friendly: No
*Price varies by group size

The baroque town Caltagirone, known for its production of ceramics, is situated on three hills with tortuous streets and dramatic vistas

It is a lively city, above all known for its production of ceramics. They have been used for centuries to decorate the most unexpected places, houses, balconies, public and private parks, churches, streets and squares. The typical colors of local pottery reflect the colors of Sicily: blue, sage green and yellow.

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