Roman Villa of Casale

Historic Collective Transfer-Tour: Palermo to Taormina

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Key Details
9 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Visit the ancient Roman Villa of Casale
  • Admire the colorful Roman Mosaics
The tour is a Coach Tour, Land only; begins in Palermo with pick-up in a meeting point (this information will be provided at time of booking) and ends in Taormina with drop-off at Taormina-Bus-Terminal.
What to Expect
Depart for Piazza Armerina, a small town in the province of Enna famous for the mosaics of the Roman Villa of Casale. This town possesses the largest complex of mosaics which ancient Roman civilization has handed down to us. The building of this villa has been placed at around the IIIrd-IVth century A.D. and was planned as a luxurious hunting lodge for the Emperor Maximian Herculius. It contains over 40 floors in polychromatic mosaic covering an area of about 3.500 sq. metres. The mosaics excavated here are in uncommonly beautiful colors and were the work of African craftsmen, pupils of a great school which propagated African mosaics to other regions with relations with their homeland such as Spain, Gaul, and Italy.

The attitude of the girls suggest that they are doing gymnastics. In the triple-recessed hall of the Labours of Hercules in the east apse one can see 5 giants, their faces twisted in spasms of pain, trying to free themselves from the fatal arrows shot at them by Hercules. The central Titan of the scene best of all conveys the pain of his agonized body by the contraction of his features.

In the afternoon, continue to Taormina, the world famous resort town of Sicily.

What's Included
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Visits as per itinerary
  • Fuel, parking fees, and tolls
  • Taxes
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Guide
  • Admission fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotel accommodation
Meeting Point

Meet in Palermo: Piazza Ruggero Settimo 15. Between the Prada Store and the Hotel Politeama.

Know Before You Go
After having finalized your Booking, please be so kind as to inform us your accommodation details in Palermo area and in Taormina area. Meeting Points will be provided at time of booking.

The price of this tour does not include the Admission Fees.

We customized this transfer-tour using a Driver Escort or a Tour Leader. A Driver Escort/Tour Leader are specialized to escort you around the town. They are able to provide basic historical information, they can show you the main highlights ... they are knowledgeable and they have an umbrella of information. Our staff will take care to give adequate time at all stops and to accommodate special requests when possible.

The Driver Escort|Tour Leader are not Licensed Tourist Guide

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Tour of Sicily by Tradizione Turismo

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