Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale

Agrigento and Piazza Armerina: Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale

Catania, Italy
  • 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Leave the navigating to your driver and explore the history and architecture of Sicily with this full-day tour. See several popular landmarks in one day, including the Greek ruins of Agrigento and the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. This small group tour through the Valley of the Temples offers an intimate atmosphere.
  • Skip the hassle of a rental car and leave the driving to your guide
  • Explore several top attractions in Sicily including Agrigento
  • Learn about Sicilian history and architecture
  • Small group size

What's Included

  • Snack with typical Sicilian street food, water and Etna wine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off or meeting point close to your accommodation in Catania
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Touristic guide inside the historical places
  • Biglietti di ingresso

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Federico di Svevia, 32 Federico di Svevia, 32, 95121 Catania CT, Italy

    At number 32 there's a yellow sign "Sicily Day by Day".

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Departure Point: Catania, Taormina, Acitrezza, Acicastello, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse. Ask us for further information about pick-up point. The pick-up from Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse requires 45 euros per person in addition, to pay directly to the driver. The pick-up from Acitrezza, Acicastello, requires 10 euros per person in addition, to pay directly to the driver.

What To Expect

Sicily Day By Day (Pass By)

Valle dei Templi

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Piazza Armerina

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

I totally recommend this tour, our guide Antonio was really amazing and very knowledgeable, it has been a pleasure having him as the tour guide, do not hesitate to take this tour!


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Must do trip to the temples!
Jan_T, Nov 2022
Our trip to the Vally of the Temples and the Roman Villa at Casale turned out to be a great experience, despite a somewhat bumpy and noisy ride in the Fiat minivan. Our friendly and knowledgeable guide Iorga went out of his way to explain us :-) Very much recommend!
Great 😊
Gabrielle_N, Nov 2022
Beautiful day! Gotta plan an extra 20 euros for both sites. It’s very beautiful, all so well preserved. I really enjoyed it
Very long day 12 hours. ...
Lynn_A, Oct 2022
Very long day 12 hours. Sites were enjoyable. Guide was too generous with time at each location. It is always difficult with a group
Interesting excursion to beautiful temples and mosaics.
Anne_H, Oct 2022
I really enjoyed visiting the Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana des Casales. Very interesting. Beautiful temples and mosaics. Well organized excursion. We had a nice lunch in a village. I am very pleased about everything. Both the guide and the driver were nice and helpful.
Great trip across Sicily!
Natalie_V, Oct 2022
The trip was wonderful. So much to see on sites and along the way. The guide and the driver were great guys, very friendly and helpful. We were treated to nice snacks and a good bottle of Sicilian wine to the bargian!
A great trip
Meera_W, Sep 2022
Our excellent driver and licensed guide Iorga brought history to life for us. He is a knowledgeable historian. The included lunch was lovely. The drive was spectacular! Of course, these sites are worth every moment!
History and heat, the essential Sicilian experience
Haydn_B, Jul 2022
My partner and I met our guide at the central station in Catania which was very handy as we were staying in Taormina. The guide was funny and knowledgable, not only the sites being visited, but the island of Sicily as a whole. We also were lucky enough to be in good and entertaining company which made the journey fly by. We first visited the Villa Romana del Casals, touring the beautiful mosaics and also modern additions of art that has been installed there. After this, we enjoyed a superb lunch at a local restaurant with some wine made the the tour operators locally in the region of Catania. Then, we journeyed to the Valley of the Temples - an excellent and interesting visit which really is the jewel in the ancient crown of Sicily. I would encourage people to take plenty of water and hats when travelling to these sites in the summer months. It was incredibly hot with no real cover at the temples - other than the olive trees. The journey back was quicker than we thought and we made it back to Catania in good time to meet our train. The guide was very accommodating with drop off points - one couple got dropped at the airport, as an example. We would highly recommend the tour.
Ok but nothing to write home about
Anthony_L, Jul 2022
Afterwards we were dropped off in Siracusa. That service was exemplary. The rest of the trip was soso. We had to drive too much and it was hot at our destinations.
Kavita_G, Oct 2020
Wonderful experience. It was a jam packed van and our guide Antonio was very knowledgable. He answered all our questions and provided all help when needed. the lunch place was amazing and we had a great time.
Best tour ever
Maekayla_t, Jul 2020
My huaband picked this tour and I was a little skeptical at first. However, it turned out to be our favorite part of the trip. Our travel guide, antonio, was friendly and helpful. The ruins are spectacular in person, even our kids (9,3,1) enjoyed walking around, looking, and learning about them. After the ruins we had a snack, then antonio brought us out to lunch. After we got to view the "stairs of the turks" and spend some time at the neighboring beach. The most beautiful clear water, white sand, beach! The whole family loved this trip so much.
Fun for the family
mac, Jul 2020
Our tour guide was Antonio. He was amazing, great information, friendly, and patient with us and our little ones. The valley of temples were a site to see, to say beautiful does not do justice. Definitely bring water and sunscreen as there is not much shade, antonio had some in case we didn't. I was pleasantly surprised at how stroller friendly most of the walk was. After the temples we had a snack, then lunch, and then got to see the "stair of the turks" which is another beautiful site that is beyond words. We got to spend a little time at the beach close by, the water was clear and the kids (the whole family) loved it. Definitely recommend this tour.
Agrigento and piazza romana
Nuwwar_J, Jan 2020
The whole tour was excellent, the driver guide daniel, was very knowledgeable and helpful, good explanation, good guiding, good culture, it was by far one of the best trip I had in Europe.
Brilliant Day out
Avril U, Oct 2019
Gioele was great . Very knowledgeable. The food and wine tasting was delicious . Valley of the temples as I imagined it would be . Such a shame the two Heads that I wanted to photograph near the temples had been removed and taken elsewhere . This has nothing to do with the tour operaters . Highly reccomend Sicilly Day by Day
A long but fantastic journey! A must if you don't have a car!
HUICHAO_H, Oct 2019
Antonio is an excellent driver and guide. He is a great traveler himself, speaks perfectly English and explained everything we need to know in the historical sites. Thanks to him we tried the best arancini and many other local specialties.
Great tour!
Bruce_J, Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our tour DINO is an excellent guide and driver. Exiting the Valley was quite confusing as the exit wasn’t well marked. The snack and wine break was really nice. Overall an excellent tour. Only suggestion is that Dino should use amplifier as it was really difficult to hear him.
jaimefG3875LU, Aug 2019
The day trip was an amazing travel to the past. The Valley of the Temples and Villa del Casale are breath taking walks. Our guide, Carlos is an excellent guide he provided written guides and maps of the sites and fed us esencial information. At lunch time we went to a nice quiet place where we were served tasty local food. I strongly recommend this tour.
Privilege to see such antiquities
Aileen_M, Jun 2019
Simone was a great guide, very fun and taught us a lot about Sicily. The mosaics were spectacular. So privileged to see them. The temples are amazing .. Very hot there. A long drive from catania, 2 1/2 hours but we're glad we did it. Very comfortable bus. The lunch in the small village enoteca was so tasty...a selection of wonderful Sicilian food. A highlight
Travels to Valley of Temples
ljm465, May 2019
Antonio (Sicily Day By Day tours) was a superb tour guide/narrator. He shared many insightful stories about the area and the Sicilian people/culture -- sharing himself and his knowledge freely on a variety of topics. There were 4 couples traveling together and we all agreed Antonio was very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Lunch was included (supposed to be "light snacks" and it was a very filling and excellent lunch. Highly recommended - especially if Antonio is your guide!!
Amazing Tour
MIGUEL_T, Apr 2019
I totally recommend this tour, our guide Antonio was really amazing and very knowledgeable, it has been a pleasure having him as the tour guide, do not hesitate to take this tour!
Temples and mosaics
John_L, Oct 2018
Picked up on time and guided by friendly locals. Temples were excellent and not too far to walk. Mosaics were incredible - so many and so well preserved. Lunch was just a quick snack but nice local food and wine. Personal service.

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