Private Excursions

Agrigento and Piazza Armerina

Pick-up at the hotel. Departure to Agrigento. The Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park (admission fee is not included) is one of the most fascinating archaeological areas in the Mediterranean with Doric temples of exceptional beauty that reflect the luxury of Akragas (old Agrigento). The complex, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the largest archaeological park in the world (ca. 1300 ha). The five Doric temples were not built in a valley, but on a hill, to be very visible and made of tuff sandstone, local yellow limestone.The excursion includes a visit to the fascinating Temple of Juno Lacinia; the Temple of Concordia, the most complete and located in a magnificent location;the Temple of Herakles, the oldest one with 8 preserved columns from original 38; the Temple of Olympian Zeus, considered the third largest greek temple in the world; the Temple of Castor and Pollux, probably dedicated to Demeter andKore; the Temple of Hephaestus, on the end of an imaginary line that connects all the Valley Temples. Free time for lunch not included. Continue to Piazza Armerina, surrounded by forests of pine and eucalyptus trees, one of the most important archaeological centers of Sicily. Visit the Villa Romana del Casale with beautifully preserved mosaics, Unesco World Heritage Site. The villa, known around the world, was decorated in a luxurious, made up of a groupof four buildings connected each other and distributed on a hill, with an extension of polychrome mosaics that cover the floors of more than 3500 square meters. The visit of the complex is facilitated by a series of walkways that allow you to admire the mosaics, unique for the naturalistic style and narrative, as well as the variety of the subjects and colors. The most famous room shows the “girls in Bikini”, actually involved in various races, with lots of coronation of the winners. Entrance fee to the Temple and to the Villa not included. Return to hotel.

The price includes:
- Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel or port of discharge.
- Private transportation with driver/tour leader: Auto (1 to 3 pax); Minivan (4 to 7 pax); Minibus (8 to 19 pax); Bus (20 to 50 pax).
The price does not include:
- Meals, beverages and extras.
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites, monuments, churches and museums.
- Local Tourist Guide to be paid locally (included for groups of 20 pax).
Important note :
The driver / tour leader, according to Italian law, is not a licensed guide, so he cannot accompany participants during the visit of the monuments; however he will provide essential information for the visit of the visited places (purchase of tickets, schedules opening and directions).
Only Tour Guides are the only professionals equipped with regional license, and can lead visitors to visit all sites and Sicilian museums.

     Start: 07:00
     Duration: 8 h

     Availability: daily

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The service of travel by private car is active all year.
It's necessary to notice at least 72 hours before, excluding holidays and weekends.