From Catania: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Full-Day Trip
- Pickup available
- Duration: 9 hours
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Allessio is a very good driver and extremely well informed guide. Information about sites to be visited is provided en route to sites and at the Valley in Agrigento, visitors are dropped at one end and met at Gate V at the other end. The trip from Catania takes about two hours. The Greek temples are fabulous and it is an easy, if quite long walk, with a drink/food stop in the centre (pricey). We were fortunate that we were the only guests and negotiated to go to the museum rather than having a lunch stop. The museum has a well curated collection. The Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina are spectacular. We were unfortunate that a thunderstorm had taken out the villa’s lights and we had to view them in gloomy conditions but they gave a wonderful insight into 12th century daily life and are the most extensive, well preserved mosaics we have seen. We had only a week in Sicily and were delighted to find this tour, the only one that visits both sites in the one day. Great day, great guide!
Alessio, our guide, was a gem. He was efficient, friendly and clear, and engaged the tour participants in generous conversations, with real skill. He took us to the temples at Agrigento and to the mosaics at the Roman Villa del Casale. On the way he gave us fascinating background information about where we were going and about the story of Sicily more generally. We found this very informative and stimulating. We greatly enjoyed his company, his help and his advice, and thoroughly recommend his service to anyone seeking a great day out from Catania or nearby accommodation.
Our tour guide, Alessio, picked us up at 9 am at our hotel, which was great because we had not rented a car in Catania, Sicily. Two other couples, who spoke only Spanish, were on the tour with us. Alessio was fluent in both English and Spanish and did a great job alternating conversations between us. My husband and I really liked Alessio! He is a great tour guide and we highly recommend this excursion! The drive through Sicily was an added bonus, on top of seeing the Temple of the Gods and Villa Romana. The country side is beautiful! Tip: wear sunscreen!
Our guide, Allesio, was fantastic. He spoke really good English, knew a tremendous amount about everything we saw, and was extremely pleasant to be with. His driving felt very safe and the other guests on this trip were also very enjoyable. Absolutely perfect.
We had an awesome day at Agrigento and Piazza Armerina thanks to our guide Alessio, who was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone interested in Sicilian culture and history.