TOUR 1 - Cultural walking: Caltagirone & Piazza Armerina

EXCURSION DETAILS:

Bus transfer to Caltagirone (UNESCO World Heritage), queen of the cities of artistic ceramics. Guided visit with experienced staff of the historical center and the famous "Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte" and an artisan of a Master Ceramist where you will be able to see directly by the skilled artisan, the entire production cycle of realization from shaping the clay, to baking in the oven and the glazed decoration. Here the art of the potters constitutes the identification element, with unique colors able to distinguish it in the whole national territory. Excel colored glazes blue and green that adorn the streets, staircases, balconies, squares, fountains, churches and palaces. Lunch stop in an ancient farmhouse recommended not far from the town. Transfer to Piazza Armerina, medieval city in whose territory is situated the famous "Villa Romana del Casale", roman residence is perfectly preserved and imposing size, which represents the most famous archeological testimony in Sicily of the imperial period. With experienced staff will visit the so luxurious dwelling UNESCO heritage, become famous for the beautiful and still intact ornamental mosaics that decorate the floors and walls. Return to the Hotel.

 

Excursion includes:

  • transfer from/to the hotel location of Villa Itria (CT) for all the location provided in the tour with van 8 seats or mini-bus 16 pax (depending on the number of participants) including professional driver;
  • tutor and/or escort to followed during all activities, guided tours and day trips;
  • n.1 visit to a pottery workshop into Caltagirone - duration 1h approximately;
  • n.1 visit to the winery typical with lunch in combination with tasting of wines - duration 1h approx.

 

To ensure a high quality standard of services, tour involves a minimum number of 4 and a maximum number of 16 participants.

 

For info, price, details and reservations, contacts:

Travel Specialist (flaferla@unict.it  338/9071793)

Marketing & Comunicazione (marketing@grandhotelvillaitria.com  +39 095/2266211)