When it was called Akragas, Pindaro considered it to be “the most beautiful among mortal cities”
Visit the extraordinary Valley of the Temples of ancient Akragas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site with a private tour guide. These are among the greatest Greek ruins in the world. And the splendor of the temples in the Doric style. The town reached its maximum splendor in the V c. BC when the magnificent Doric temples were built on the southern hill.
The Imperial Villa del Casale, 3rd Century is near Piazza Armerina. It is probably the finest and most extensive display (37, 650 sq ft) of mosaics of the Roman era anywhere in the world. North African art influenced style, both in composition and the choice of colourful polychrome materials. The owners lived in luxury. The villa had its own private thermae, a reception hall, in addition to large restrooms and living rooms.
Pick up at your hotel in Catania. Drive trough the plantations of orange trees, followed by the grain fields that characterize the central part of the island. After approx. 2 hours we’ll reach AGRIGENTO. Start the Walking Tour through the famous Valley of Temples of ancient Akragas. Here you’ll see the Temple of Juno, with its excellent views of the entire valley. The Temple of Concordia is beautifully preserved. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules.
The Roman Villa near PIAZZA ARMERINA is probably the finest and most extensive display of mosaics of the Roman era anywhere in the world. The mosaics include a long hunting scene, the famous sporting “bikini girls”. And many classical and geometrical examples.
- Guided tours inside archeological areas.
- Transportation according to itinerary.
- Parking/Highway fees.
- Pick up/ Drop off at the hotel.
- Admission fees in general.
- Optional Experience.
- Meals & Beverages.
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