Private Discover Tour of two World Heritage Sites: the Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina and Caltagirone
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
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 baroque town of 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.
Starting from Taormina. Drive to PIAZZA ARMERINA to visit the well preserved ROMAN VILLA from the 3rd Century. Which is among the most luxurious of its kind. It gives an interesting insight into Roman life at the time. It 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. After a lunch break at a local restaurant drive back to your hotel.
- Guided tour inside the archeological area.
- English speaking Guide Driver.
- Transportation according to itinerary.
- Parking/Highway fees.
- Pick up/ Drop off at the hotel.
- Admission fees in general.
- Meals & Beverages.
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