Excursion to Agrigento and Valle dei Templi
Durata: 9 ore
Partenza: dall'hotel/centro città
“The archaeological site of Segesta with its theater and temple and the medieval city of Erice”
The Elima citySegestaIn an archaeological area is located Segesta, the most important city founded by the Elimi, ancient people of Sicily Occidetale of uncertain origins.Located on Mount Barbaro (400 meters above sea level) , it is a very suggestive place for the Doric temple that has remained almost intac and it also for the ancient theater which excavated on the rock that enjoys a breathtaking view.
The templealso called the “Great Temple”, was built during the last three decades of the fifth century BC, on top of a hill west of the city, outside its walls.The current state of preservation presents the entire colonnade of the peristyle.
The theaterwas built on the highest peak of Mount Barbaro, in a site, behind the agora, which was already home to a place of worship for many centuries before. Exploits as a backdrop the beautiful view of the sea and hills as far as the eye can see.it was built in the late third century. B.C. with blocks of local limestone, according to the greek-Hellenistic architecture dictates. It deviates from the typical structure of the Greek theaters because the auditorium with a diameter of 63 meters, do not place directly on the rock, but is supported by retaining walls.
Ericemedieval stronghold Erice is a site of an unforgettable beauty, ancient Phoenician and Greek cities, is perched at 751 meters high on its namesake mountain, it is crowned by a triangular plateau on the sea.In ancient times, Erice was known for its temple where the Phoenicians worshiped Astarte, the Greek Aphrodite and the Romans Venus.Mount Eryx was used as a reference point for navigators of which Venus soon became the protector.
Mother Church:Close to the port of Trapani is one of the city entrances. The church dates from the fourteenth century. and it was built with material from the Temple of Venus. The interior is in neo-Gothic style, it retains a Renaissance marble altarpiece.
The castle:Here stood the temple dedicated to Venus Erice, goddess particularly venerated in ancient times. In Norman times the temple was by now in ruins and in its place was decided to build a fortress, surrounded by massive walls and protected by the Balio Towers, once connected to the castle by a drawbridge.
TOUR SCHEDULEFree visit of the archaeological park of Segesta, moving towards the medieval village of Erice, free time for a tour of the village.
Stop Segesta: 2h
Price 65,00 € per person
Included: transfer by minivan, audioguide, Engl. Speaking driver.Not included: entrance fee
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CANCELLATION AND REFUND: The booking service is non-refundable; In case of cancellation within 24 hours from the excursion or from the service, 50% of the fee per person will be reimbursed; In case of no show to the excursion no refund will be made: In case of excursion that can not be carried out due to force majeure, the customer can choose: to postpone the service / excursion; replace it with another of those currently available.. SERVICES AND EXCURSIONS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. Any complaints can be sent within 7 working days from the date of the service.
Try the authentic Seecily Tourism street food tour because only with the locals can you experience true Sicilian style. Street food tour Palermo is not only a walking tour to discover the city but it is above all a UNIQUE experience. Local and authorized Seecily tourism guides will introduce you to the most authentic monuments, traditions and legends of beautiful Palermo. But above all, you can enjoy real street food with us inside the three historic markets of the city. In the heart of the historic center, among the market stalls where the people of Palermo have always continued to consume “street food” you will have the opportunity to see the places frequented by the locals. The route includes stops in the markets at street stalls, bakeries and taverns to taste: bread with spleen, bread with panelle and crocchè, sfincione, arancine and more. You will discover why these markets were called “grascia”, what are the “abbanniate” where the names Vucciria, Capo and Ballarò and the origins of street food come from. A tour of history and food tasting the typical traditional dishes among the locals. The route: The tour starts from Teatro Maasimo one of the symbolic monuments of Palermo. After a short description, a visit to the first market follows the Capo. The route winds through the alleys of the neighborhood and the fragrant stalls of fish and fruit with their unique Abbanniate songs from the market vendors. During the tour, the tour guide will show you the authentic soul of the market with its stories and monuments. But above all it will offer travelers tastings of traditional street food and telling you about curiosities and secrets. The street food tastings take place at local and authentic street vendors and fryers, selected on the basis of the quality of the food offered and the authenticity of the place. The visit of the second historical market follows: the Vuccria. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy the renowned pani ca’meusa (spleen and veal lung) and finally finish with a seasonal dessert (cannoli or brioche with ice cream). Cost: 40.00 euros per person; Duration: about 3 hours; Minimum number of participants: 2p.p. The price includes: walking tour led by a local tour guide authorized in Italian / English; – tastings of street food (arancine, panelle, crocchè, spleen, sfincione and typical sweets). The cost does not include: – entrance ticket to monuments; – Anything not specified in the “cost does not include”; Days: Monday to Saturday,