Segesta And Monreale

Segesta and Monreale private tour provides a great overview of Western Sicily. You’ll love the location. The well preserved temple and the greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC. Further admire the Heritage of the Greeks and the Normans.

What to expect

Start at 9AM – Drive 1.5h

from Palermo

Pick up by your private Guide Driver. Heading west following the beautiful Gulf of Castellammare. Drive trough the pleasant wine producing area of “Bianco d’Alcamo”.

Visit 1.5h

Segesta

Visit the heritage of the Greeks in this singular archeological area embedded in a wonderful countryside. Visible are also the remains of an Arabic mosque. In addition to remnants of a Norman church and the Forum Romanum.

Drive 1h 15min – Lunch – Visit 1h

Monreale

Find the apotheosis of Norman architecture in Monreale. The Cathedral with its splendid mosaics from the 12th century. It is also part of the World Heritage Arab Norman Period. Built under William II. Certainly it rivals Saint Sophia in Istanbul. And with Saint Mark’s in Venice in its use of decorative mosaics. The cathedral combines aspects of Arab, Byzantine and Norman architecture.

Drive back 45 min

to Palermo

Drop off at the hotel.

What’s Included

Guided Tours inside Archeological Areas and Towns
English speaking local Guide Driver
Private Transport by Premium Mercedes Minivan
Pick up/Drop off at Your Hotel
Parking/Highway Fees

What’s Extra

Admission fees
Meals & Beverages

William II (1154-89), the Norman ruler of Sicily commissioned the Monastery of Monreale. It combines in one project employment of both Sicilian and Byzantine craftsmen. The highlight of the Cathedral is its interior. Incandescent with the gold of the mosaics. These cover all the walls of the naves. Further the aisles, transept and apse. 81800 square feet in total.

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