Visit one of the top archaeological areas and a medieval towns in Sicily. Exclusive Private Tour with licensed Local Guide and Top Class Mercedes Minivan ... More info ›
Visit one of the top archaeological areas and a medieval towns in Sicily. Exclusive Private Tour with licensed Local Guide and Top Class Mercedes Minivan. On this tour you will experience several panoramic sceneries which are quite unique.
SEGESTA, according to the traditional legend, had a Trojan origin. It is located on the isolated hill called Barbaro and washed by the river Crimiso, nearby Calatafimi. The well-preserved temple and the Greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC.
ERICE, just about 2400 feet above sea level, is cool even in a hot Sicilian summer. According to Thucydides, it was a city like no other; a sacred place dedicated to the goddess of love and fecundity, Aphrodite for the Greeks and Venus for the Romans.
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Stop At: Temple of Segesta, Contrada Barbaro, SR 22, 91013 Calatafimi TP, Italy
The tour starts with hotel pickup in Palermo by your Local Guide. Nect you will start the day being driven along the beautiful North coast passing the Golf of Castellammare and the wine producing area of 'Bianco d'Alcamo,' a well-known white wine. On your arrival to Segesta together with your local guide you'll visit the archaeological area (Temple and Theater) which is embedded within a wonderful landscape. The remains of an Arabic mosque, a Norman church and the Forum Romanum are also visible.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Teatro Greco di Segesta, Contrada Barbaro SNC, 91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily Italy
Higher still is the theatre that offers great panoramic views. New excavations that have uncovered the remains of a stoà a place where citizens strolled and discussed among themselves, an agora where assemblies were held. The high-stepped, semi-circular theatre opens onto a breathtaking panorama over the surrounding countryside with the sea in the distance. The location has inspired generations of travelers and artists, and is an experience you cannot miss.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Castello di Venere, Largo Castello, 91016, Erice, Sicily Italy
Continue to the Medieval hill-top town of Erice, a real gem. After a lunch break at a local restaurant, have a stroll through the cobblestone streets of the Medieval town. Arrive at the public garden located next to the ruins of the Norman castle, the view from here is stunning. It is not just the views that brings people here since the quaint cobblestone streets have their own unique appeal. Return to Palermo in the afternoon.
Duration: 3 hours