Villa Romana del Casale & Caltagirone tour duration: 7/8 hours.
This tour will introduce you to wonderful landscapes of hillsides with orange and lemon trees,
animal farms and a whole different set of scenery being more dry and arid further south
due to a different climate.
there is one element of continuity;
Prehistoric pottery has been found on the hills around the Arab “Cal’at Gbiran”
(Hills of vases).
The local potters were world famous in the Middle Ages,
and the tradition is maintained today.
It is pleasant exploring Caltagirone on foot,
walking around the streets and squares,
pausing at the local craftsmen’s workshops.
We will arrive at the famous charming and Baroque town of Caltagirone.
One of the most impressive sights is the monumental Santa Maria del Monte staircase,
with its 142 steps decorated with majolica tiles.
The flight of steps was built in 1608 to link the seat of religious power.
Villa Romana del Casale
and is one of the most fascinating attractions in archaeologically
The exceptionally beautiful mosaics that decorated every of the rooms
of the landowner’s apartment have been preserved through the centuries,
thanks to a flood that buried them in mud in the 12th century.
The price for the day includes: vehicle and english speaking driver.
Entrances fees of 10 euros per person are not included.
If you wish to have a 3 hours guided tour of the Roman Villa we suggest
to mention it in advance ( extra charge 130 euro total, not per person).