1. Spain
  2. Seville
  3. Italica

Italica Roman City Tour and 14th Century Medieval Monastery

Product ID: 67489
Visit the birthplace of the Emperors Trajan and Hadrian on a half-day trip to the Roman city of Italica from Seville. Marvel at one of the largest amphitheaters in the world (featured in Game of Thrones) and see a medieval monastery.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian

Pickup included

9:30 am - Calle Trajano, 6, 9:35 am - Hotel don Paco, 9:45 am - Calle Rastro, 12A, 10:00 am - Torre del Oro, Paseo Cristóba Colón
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the birthplace of the Emperors Trajan and Hadrian
  • Marvel at the well-preserved ruins of the Roman city of Italica
  • Explore the medieval monastery of San Isidoro del Campo
Full description
Depart from Seville and journey a few minutes north to the village of Santiponce, the site of one of the most important and largest Roman ruins in Spain. Upon arrival at the well-preserved ruins of the Roman city of Italica, discover wonderful examples of Roman architecture, mosaic work and city layouts.

Founded in the year 206 BC by General Publius Cornelius Scipio as a place of settlement for soldiers wounded in the battle of Illipa, the Roman settlement of Italica is the oldest in Spain and served as an important military outpost. Its name references the first settlers who came from Italy, and it was the birthplace of Marcus Ulpius Trajan (53 AD) and his successor, Aelius Hadrian (76 AD).

Marvel at the massive amphitheater, one of the largest in the Roman Empire with a seating capacity for up to 25,000 people. Wander through the tunnels where the gladiators would have walked and stand in the den that housed the lions. In the center of the arena is a great pit that would have been covered by a wooden structure and was used for gladiator and wild animal sports. 

Episodes from the Game of Thrones television series were filmed in and around the Roman ruins of Itálica. The Roman amphitheater was the setting of the Dragonpit, where several key characters held a summit in season seven. After the visit of Italica you will visit the monastery of San Isidoro del Campo, a medieval fortress from the Mudejar, Gothic and Baroque periods. Then, travel back to Seville.
Includes
  • Ticket to Italica
  • Transportation
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meal

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• The pick-up service starts early in the morning and may vary depending on the season and location
• Please contact the local supplier to reconfirm your exact pick-up point and time
• Infant seats are available on request if advised at the time of booking
• Children must be always accompanied by an adult
• Students up to 25 years old, please remember to bring your valid student card with you to show to the staff
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
Sort by

Informative and Beautifl

The guide was knowledgeable and personable. We loved her. They changed the pick up point a few days before the event and were unable to reach me to let me know. I thought we were not going to be able to go. They sent a car for us that brought us right to the site to join the group. They went above and beyond to make sure we didnt miss this important part of our trip as we were leaving the next day. FIVE STARS for customer service. And we loved the tour.

Read more

May 1, 2019

Full

With a guide in French, from the Naturanda agency, we understood the history and the life of places and of the population of this city which has moved over the centuries. The remains are very interesting. The site continues to be explored, which suggests beautiful discoveries. And the little tasting at the end of the tour was greatly appreciated!

Read more

January 4, 2019

Outstanding tour of unforgettable Roman town

Our guide, Montse, was an engaging and informative host, full of substantive insights. We’d considered going to Italica on our own but were so thankful that we didn’t. The site itself is a wonder on par with anything else you might visit in Seville, particularly if you like ancient history. Go and be amazed by the mosaics.

November 9, 2018

Organized by

Naturanda Turismo Ambiental

Product ID: 67489