From Taormina: Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 10 hours
Admire the iconic Greek architecture at the Valley of the Temples and see the white limestone rock formation of the Scala Dei Turchi (Stair of the Turks) on this tour from Taormina. Start by getting picked up at your accommodation in the close vicinity of Taormina, then head to Agrigento to start your adventure. Enjoy informative materials for when you independently explore inside the archaeological areas. First, stop at the archaeological area of the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Experience one of the largest and most iconic archaeological areas in the world. Admire the impressive ruins of the Greek temples built between 510 B.C. and 430 B.C. See the temples of Olympian Zeus, Juno, Hephaestus, Concordia, Hercules, Castor, and Pollux. After the Valley of the Temples, enjoy a light lunch with local products and wine. Next, arrive ...
Immerse yourself in the grandeur of two ancient Sicilian sites, as you learn about Roman traditions and enjoy spectacular views of Scala dei Turchi. Marvel at the grandeur of impressively preserved monuments in the Valley of Temples, as you learn about their fascinating history from a professional guide. Explore the wonders of these UNESCO-listed ruins, and absorb the world's biggest mosaic collection from the Roman Era, at Piazza Armerina. Take a journey back to Roman decadence as you admire the Roman Villa del Casale, with its amazingly preserved mosaic floors. Look out for mosaic designs representing chariot races, cupids fishing, hunting scenes, and gymnasts practising sports.
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