& Cave di Cusa
This tour takes you to the southwestern part of Sicily. The area is also called the “Sicilian Tuscany”, where wonderful olive orchards and vineyards are everywhere. Plus a Journey back in time where the Greeks left a unique heritage. Selinunte is probably one of the most evocative places in Sicily. Also one of the most impressive of all Greek sites. Never having been built over in modern times. In the 5th Century BC it was second only to Syracuse.
Pick up at your hotel in Palermo by your private Guide Driver and board a Premium Mercedes Minivan. Following enjoy a scenic drive (1h45min) into the southwest taking you through pleasant hilly landscapes. Neat olive orchards and vineyards are everywhere.
Cave di Cusa Quarries
Arrive at the old quarries of Selinunte. You’ll find impressive huge columns drums in various states of construction. Some completed, some half-hewn from the rock, and some romantically overgrown. One leaves wondering at the effort of transporting such enormously heavy bits of masonry. Surely only Titans could manage it?
Visit the “Eastern Hill” with its temples from the 5th C. on a private guided tour. Continue to the Acropolis with the ancient city in addition to other temples. Plus many other interesting excavations dating back to the 7th century B.C. – In conclusion time for a lunch break at a local restaurant.
Drop off at your hotel
At the quarries of Cave di Cusa one leaves wondering at the effort of transporting such enormously heavy bits of masonry. Surely only Titans could manage it?
Selinunte is also a small fishing village blessed by the gaze of the ancient gods. Calm and quiet for most of the year, it’s a very relaxing place for a seaside holiday. Thanks to its wonderful sandy beaches. Here it is possible to experience something unique, bathing in the Mediterranean Sea while the sun sets behind the ancient temple ruins.