Piazza Armerina

& Caltagirone

In Piazza Armerina, North African art influenced style, both in composition and the choice of colorful polychrome materials. 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.

The Roman Villa del Casale, near Piazza Armerina, has probably the most extensive and spectacular mosaics of the late Roman era anywhere in the world

Piazza Armerina

What to Expect

Start at 8.30AM

from Taormina

Pick up at your hotel by your private Driver and board a Premium Mercedes vehicle. Lean back and enjoy a pleasant drive (2h) trough the extensive orange plantation area “Piana di Catania” and the wheat fields dominating the central part of the island.

Start at 8.30AM

Program

Arrive in PIAZZA ARMERINA to visit (1.5h) 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. Following time for a lunch break at a local Restaurant. Continue to the top hill town CALTAGIRONE. A baroque town and the capital of ceramic production in Sicily.

Drive back to Taormina 2h

Drop off at your hotel

Drive back to Taormina 2h

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
Day Trip
Moderate
Friendly: No
*Price varies by group size

The baroque town Caltagirone, situated on three hills with tortuous streets and dramatic vistas. It is a lively city, above all known for its production of ceramics that 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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