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Roman Villa del Casale
Catania Shore Trip - Roman Villa del Casale


 



This 8.5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Hotel or Port of Catania
  • Private Vehicle with English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Included Interior Visits- Roman Villa
Please Note: We recommend starting this tour at 8 - 8:30 AM (no later).
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Tour Number:
ICATA-03


Select Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $542 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $428 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $326 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $264 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $234 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $202 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $227 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 

Catania Shore Excursion

This Catania shore trip is an excellent option for those who are fans of all things ancient Roman. The highlight is a visit to the 3rd century Roman Villa which allows the visitor to understand the social and economic structures of the period.

After meeting your guide in Catania you depart for Casale County and the Roman Villa which is located near the town of Piazza Armerina. The villa was likely the luxurious private house of a powerful Roman family. It was discovered here at the end of the 1800s but not fully brought back to attention until the 1950s.

For many visitors the highlight are the wonderfully decorated floor mosaics which cover about 10,000 square feet of the villa. It is because of these mosaics that the villa became a UNESCO site in 1997. The images within the mosaics are rich in detail, color and shade.

After a two hour tour of the villa you drive to the town of Piazza Armerina where you enjoy a short walking tour and then free time to enjoy lunch (meal not included). The city of Piazza, as it was called before 1862, began during the Norman domination of Sicily in the 11th century, however the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The Norman influence is obvious including Gothic architecture and the massive Cathedral.

On the way back to Catania you enjoy impressive views of Mt. Etna looming over the island.

Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Catania shore excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Catania tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Drive to Casale County - 2.5 hours
  • Visit the Roman Villa - 2 Hours
  • Free Time for Lunch- 1.5 Hours
  • Return to Catania - 2.5 Hours