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Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Day Trip from Taormina

Highlights
  • Day trip to the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale
  • Leave Taormina and discover Sicily’s finest ancient Greek and Roman ruins with a guide
  • See monuments like the Temple of Juno inside Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples
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Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Day Trip from Taormina
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Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Day Trip from Taormina
US$64.03
Overview
See two of Italy's greatest archeological sites on this exciting guided tour of the Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale. Leave Taormina with a local guide and be prepared to get very acquainted with Ancient Greek statuary and architecture, as well as, as centuries-old monuments from the Roman Empire. See the amazing collection of mosaics and even an ancient hunting lodge.
What to Expect
After meeting your guide in the center of Taormina, head off to Agrigento, located on Sicily's sunny south coast. Pull right up to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valley of the Temples, an incredible archeological spot on a hill that dates back to 430 BC. Pay the admission fees and then begin strolling around with your guide, navigating the labyrinth of relics and ruins.
Drink in the numerous sites, including the temple of Castor and Pollux and the Temple of Concord, an exemplary Classical monument. Then stop and marvel at the Temple of June, Temple of Jove, and the most ancient ruin on the site, the Temple of Hercules.
Take a break for lunch inside the Valley of the Temples (at own expense) and then hop back on the coach for the drive to Piazza Amerina to see the incredible Villa Romana del Casale, an old hunting lodge that is home to the planet's biggest collection of Roman mosaics. Take some time to study the mosaics, some of which depict every day scenes from centuries past.
Go inside the hunting lodge (at own expense) and wander around the rooms. Linger in the thermal baths for a while trying to imagine what daily life was like here over 2,000 years ago. Walk through the dining hall and courtyard. Gawk at the awesome mosaics, especially the 'bikini girls,' which your guide will offer an intriguing explanation about. Learn about the history of the lodge and how it was hidden thanks to a 12th-century landslide that buried it.
Stroll around the lodge, taking in the preserved art and architecture and then hop back on the coach for the journey back to Taormina.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stunning

Absolutely worth the drive, one of the most amazing places to see in all of Sicily. Rent a car and take the two hour drive from Palmero, you won't regret it. Some of the most amazing ruins can been seen here from early greek settlers....More

Thank JonPallock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A glimpse into ancient times

This place has so much history that you have to make the trip to go there every time you visit Sicilia. Take your time to walk around and imagine how it would have been to live be here when this was at it’s glory. This...More

Thank Nyland07
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile
Extremely rude tour guide

Fabulous UNESCO site and not to be missed However , the main downside of the day was a long dark haired tour guide who at the admission insisted as we walked to the queue on telling us we needed to go behind his party ,...More

1  Thank Jezabel64
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Dear Jezabel64, sorry but we have difficulties in understanding your review and the content of the event. We do not have any Tour Guide that matches the description you have made, so we are afraid you have followed another Guide in the Valley of the...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Amazing!

Visited this beautiful place with all the ancient ruins of the Doric Temple of Concordia. So gigantic. They must have had very good construction workers that after centuries there are still those amazing ruins

Thank jenny192015
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hello jenny192015, what to say? Thank you, thank you, thank you! We hope to welcoming you back in Sicily very soon. All the best, Guest Relations Manager SAT Group

Reviewed 22 May 2018
A fascinating look back in history

We travelled with our wonderful guide, Rosario who was guiding us round Sicily with Riviera Travel. He was so knowledgeable which made the site much more interesting and the whole of the valley with the ruins of the various temples was outstanding.

Thank christine j
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear christine j,, thank you dom much for this high rate, it is very rewarding to us. All the very best, Guest Relations Manager SAT Group

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Marija M
8 July 2018|
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Surely it is possible. But Will cost some money and you will probably lost your trip back to Taormina.
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