Lemontour offers you the amazing opportunity to visit two of the most beautiful towns of the Sicilian hinterland to all visitors who love history and culture. The presence of many Necropolises and the vast artistic and architectural heritage are testament to the origins of the first humans’ settlements here, as well as to the importance of the successive dominations by the Greeks, Sicilians, Saracens and Spanish.
First stop: Villa del Casale
Built between the third and the sixth century BC, this beautiful villa is located about 5 km from the town. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 and it is one of the most stunning examples of its kind, in which the combination of refined architectural and decorative elements represents the establishment of a true political centre in the late Roman age.
Second stop: Piazza Armerina
A walk through the old town of Piazza Armerina will lead us through a beautiful city of art, which with its ‘fishbone’ structure is also characterised by the originality of its urban planning. The presence of many monuments, churches and ancient aristocratic buildings restored with the typical late-Baroque sandstone as well as the beautiful Villa Romana del Casale rural estate testify to the town’s remarkable cultural and archaeological heritage, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Third stop: Caltagirone
After lunch, the tour continues with a visit to the ancient Cal’at Ghiran or “Castle of Jars”, a name that emphasises the importance of ceramic and majolica production in this Sicilian town. A tour through the old town will allow you to appreciate the beauty of buildings and monuments such as Palazzo Gravina, the Norman St. James Basilica and the beautiful 18th Century Cathedral of San Giuliano. This finishes with the impressive Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, consisting of 142 steps adorned with majolica tiles that link the upper and lower parts of the town.
Tour Piazza Armerina and Caltagirone includes:
- minimum of 2 persons group
- Departure 9.00 Am return 6: 00PM in your hotel
- Multilaguage Guide
- typical sicilian lunch
- Transfer from/to hotel
|Age-Group||Adult, Young(12 years old – 50%), group 5 person (-5€), more 5 person (-10€)|