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Archaeological Tour of P. Armerina and Morgantina

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Uncovered Sicily

  • Locations

    Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    €340 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00 am

  • Starting Location

    Roman Villa at Casale in Piazza Armerina

  • Price Includes

    Expert-led cultural tour with English-speaking Guide

  • Notes

    The price doesn't include the transport to and from the sites, the entrance ticket to the monuments, the parking fees, and the food

Highlights

  • Roman Villa at Casale in Piazza Armerina
  • Morgantina Archaeological Park
  • Archaeological Museum of Aidone
  • Morgantina Goddess
  • "Eupolemos" Silver Treasure

Trip Info

According to the famous Latin poet Ovidio, this was the land where Persephon was kidnapped by Ades. The young girl and her mother Demeter oversaw the cycles of nature and the agricultural processes. During all antiquity, the area was closely linked to the production of wheat and this allowed the development of a flourishing economy from the 11th century BC. to the Late Roman Period. The Sikel-Greek town of Morgantina and the Roman Villa at Casale bear witness to the former wealth of this part of Sicily and its bond with wheat and the Greek worship of Demeter and Persephon. In the heart of Sicily, among the undulating peaks of the Erei Mountains, we will discover two of the most important archaeological sites of the island.

Our tour will begin among the impressive structures of the Roman Villa at Casale which, built between the end of the 3rd century AD. and the beginning of the 4th century AD, contains the greatest complex of Roman mosaics in the world.

The day will continue inside the Sikel-Greek town of Morgantina (inhabited from the 11th to the 1st centuries BC. ), where we will visit the heart of the political activities of the polis: the agorĂ¡. We will conclude our tour at the Archaeological Museum of Aidone, which displays the artifacts from Morgantina, among which the Goddes of Morgantina, the acrolithic statues of Demeter and Persephon and the silver “Treasure of Eupolemos”.

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Uncovered Sicily

Uncovered Sicily is a talented team of local archaeologists, art historians, architects, science experts and food & wine specialists brought up with a passion for Sicily. Our tour guides are ready to help you delve deep into Sicily through the Uncovered Sicily cultural and customized tours which, from archaeology to art and architecture, from nature to food and wine, will offer you a comprehensive view of our Sicilian land and culture. Our experts are all licensed tour guides, carefully selected for their in-depth knowledge in their fields of study, their communication skills and their friendly approach.

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