Piazza Armerina – Caltagirone

Piazza Armerina – Caltagirone

Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 for its Villa of Casale. Preserving a wealth of art and archeology whose fame has gone around the world, such as the mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, as the whole in Italy for the concentration and the natural beauty of the site, and the nearby city of Morgantina, a stronghold of the native population of Morgeti which reached its zenith in the fifth century. a. C., surrounded by hills inhabited by humans since the Neolithic age.

To have an idea of the wonders of this territory, already known to historians as demonstrated in the chronicles of Strabo, just spend a few hours at the small archaeological museum in Aidone opened just a year ago, only 11 km from Piazza Armerina, housed in a convent of 600. There, housed in three small rooms, are less than half of the material dating from the fifth century till the third century BC .You will be amazed at the artistic level of the local population who imported everyday objects, plates, vases, jewelry and portaunguenti from the other colonies of Magna Graecia.

In 2010 the city gave birth to the Museum System of Piazza Armerina (siMPA) that includes some museum sites in the center of the city: the municipal theater founded in 1700, the permanent exhibition of Civilization Sulphur which is housed on the premises of the League Zolfatai in via Garibaldi, the Municipal Art Gallery and the permanent exhibition of the ancient book housed in the Choir of the Nobles of the former Jesuit college which also houses the town library.

Caltagirone

Located in central Sicily, at the heart of Calatino territory, is famous for its production of ceramics, activities developed over the centuries from the time of the ancient Greeks. Full of churches, palaces, and noble eighteenth-century villas, it is worthy of a visit. For its architectural heritage, the historic center was awarded the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002.

For those who wish, we will take you on board the “train of Caltagirone” for a ride around the city and in half an hour you can enjoy the The Cathedral of San Giuliano, The Mountain of Prestanze, the Collegio Church, the Palace of the Eagle, The Staircase of Maria Santissima del Monte, the Church of Santa Rita and Santa Chiara, the Palazzo delle Magnolie and all famous buildings of the city.

Time of departure: To be agreed upon

Duration of excursion: Appoximately 8 hours.

Cost per person: €40 (From the third person on the cost is €30 per person)
For excursions solely to: Piazza Armerina €40
For excursions solely to: Caltagirone €35 Prices do not include entrance fees for attractions, dining, or other various spenditures. Prices are VAT included