Agrigento - Piazza armerina - Caltagirone
Agrigento, visita della Valle dei Templi e Piazza Armerina con visita della Villa Romana del Casale. Questo tour può essere fatto con partenza da qualsiasi città della Sicilia e inizia alle 09,00 della mattina e finisce alle 06,00 pm cca.
Sicily, land of many people, have seen the presence of Old Greeks and Romans too. In this tour we will visit the most beautiful places that these two people left us in this land: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina.
In Agrigento we will see the famous Valley of the Temples, Unesco world heritage site. Improperly said valley, in this area, during the V century BC, numerous temples were built, which we can admire only the ruins because unfortunately the only remained intact until our days is the ConcordiaTemple.
Built in "limestone-tufo", the Temples offer a view particularly evocative in the dawn but especially in the sunset because they assume an hot golden coloration.
In Piazza Armerina we will see the Roman "Villa del Casale", Unesco world heritage site too. Built between the end of III century CE and the beginning of IV century CE, we suppose that it was belonged to a roman Consul or to Emperator M. Valerio Massimiano, said Herculeos Victor. Greatest example of the refined mosaic art in all the world, the roman "Villa del Casale" gives us an idea of the luxury and magnificence of the Old Romans' World.
In this tour we will also discover, through the places more representative, two famous sicilian arts: the Mosaics of Piazza Armerina and the Ceramics of Caltagirone.
In Piazza Armerina we will see the Roman "Villa del Casale". Proclaimed from Unesco world heritage site, the Roman "Villa del Casale" can be considered the greatest masterpiece of roman art for the rich of the finds that the time has preserved complete.
The main characteristic of this Villa is the floor richly decorated with mosaics. The tesseras of mosaics can be small and irregular or regular by 1 cm. In the floors of the most nobiliary rooms are represented scenes of hunt with local or exotic animals, female and male characters with the clothes of the period and mythological characters, while in the rooms of the domestic staff we find only geometrical figures.
Our tour continues in Caltagirone, famous town in the world for the art of its wonderful ceramics.
Particularly beautiful and symbol of the town is the flight of steps of Santa Maria del Monte, composed by 142 steps everyone decorated by precious maiolica.
Advice of the day: forbidden come back home without buy a typical Ceramic of Caltagirone!!!
Caltagirone city of the Ceramic