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Piazza Armerina Walking Tour
2015 PIAZZA ARMERINA TOUR | HALF DAY
maximum 2 hours
A great way to visit Piazza Armerina is hiring a professional Licensed Local Guide: sightseeing is one thing, but actually appreciating the sights is another. The best guides understand that no archaeological or historical site, no work of art, no single place stands apart from its place in history. Involve us to arrange your great guide to see ....

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Recommended Itineraries:
Piazza Armerina to view the ruins of the Roman Villa of Casale (Admission Fee: not included). The mosaics discovered here are celebrated among scholars of antiquity.

Important to know:

TRANSPORTATION:
Private transportation is not included in this service. In case you do need to move using cab (taxi) feel free to ask to the Local Guide to help you to orchestrate this service. You can pay the amount cash on the spot.

LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE:
This walking tour does include Licensed Local Guide.

MAXIMUM:
2 hours

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE:
25 people

RATE & PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
The walking tour rate costs eur 100,00 for maximum 2 hours
You can pay the amount:
-eur 30,00 deposit to us by credit card
-eur 70,00 balance cash/eur directly to the Local Guide as soon as you meet him/her on the spot

LANGUAGE:
Italian, English, French, Spanish, German.
Subject to availability at time of booking.

WALKING TOUR | CANCELLATION POLICY:
-Total refund up to 15 working days (Saturday and Sunday excluded) before arrival
-50% of total amount won’t be refunded from 14 to 10 days before arrival
-80% of total amount won’t be refunded from 4 to 0 days before arrival
-No refund for no show

ADMISSION FEE:
The price of this walking does not include the Admission Fees (around eur 10,00 per person per entrance). If you are under 18 years old the admission fees are free of charge for you showing your document (or copy of your document) on the spot.

DISABLED TRAVELERS:
Disabled Travel are not recommended for a walking tour.

 

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Piazza Armerina: Ancient mosaics in the Roman Villa

Piazza Armerina & the Roman Villa of Casale
Piazza Armerina
is a small town in the province of Enna famous for the mosaics of the Roman Villa of Casale. This town, apart from splendid monuments and palaces of the Baroque-renaissance style, possesses the largest complex of mosaics which ancient Roman civilization has handed down to us. The building of this villa has been placed at around the IIIrd-IVth century A.D. and was planned as a luxurious hunting lodge for the Emperor Maximian Herculius. It contains over
40 floors in polychromatic mosaic covering an area of about 3.500 sq. metres. The mosaics excavated here are in uncommonly beautiful colours and were the work of African craftsmen, pupils of a great school which propagated African mosaics to other regions with relations with their homeland such as Spain, Gaul and Italy.
For the greater part the subjects are scenes and figures taken from history or mythology; in the corridor of the big game hunt, a hunting scene is shows, from the chase up to the capture of the animals. The captured beasts will be taken to Rome and exhibited in the Circus Maximus, thus contributing to the pride of the rich patrician who had organized the ‘safari’ and to the delight of the Roman public, enthusiastic spectators of the circus.
The apse on the right of the corridor contains a personification of Africa with an elephant, a tiger and a phoenix taking flight from its flaming nest. In the “hall of the ten girls” the feminine figures appear in scanty costumes, each differing from the last in form and style, but very reminiscent of the modern bikini so fashionable today.

 

Details

TRANSPORTATION:
Private transportation is not included in this service. In case you do need to move using cab (taxi) feel free to ask to the Local Guide to help you to orchestrate this service. You can pay the amount cash on the spot.


LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE:
This walking tour does include Licensed Local Guide.

MAXIMUM:
2 hours

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 25 people


LANGUAGE:
Italian, English, French, Spanish, German.
Subject to availability at time of booking.

RATE & PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
The walking tour rate costs eur 100,00 for maximum 4 hours
You can pay the amount:
-eur 30,00 deposit to us by credit card
-eur 70,00 cash/eur directly to the Local Guide as soon as you meet him/her on the spot


WALKING TOUR | CANCELLATION POLICY:
-Total refund up to 15 working days (Saturday and Sunday excluded) before arrival
-50% of total amount won’t be refunded from 14 to 10 days before arrival
-80% of total amount won’t be refunded from 4 to 0 days before arrival
-No refund for no show


ADMISSION FEE:
The price of this walking does not include the Admission Fees (around eur 10,00 per person per entrance). If you are under 18 years old the admission fees are free of charge for you showing your document (or copy of your document) on the spot.

DISABLED TRAVELERS:
Disabled Travel are not recommended for a walking tour.

USEFUL INFORMATION:


WHAT TO PACK?

The most important ingredient to a successful excursion is exploration. Sicily has a lot of steps and archaeological sites, so please pack comfortable shoes or sneakers.


CLOTHING:
Whole essays can be written about the Italians' relationships with clothes. Some observations:
1. Sometimes clothing rules are written. To visit a church or religious site you will need to cover yourself up; no bare backs, chests, shoulders and sometimes no bare knees. Sometimes museums and other attractions can also be strict; no bathing suits, for example. If you want to visit a church or religious site it's a good idea to carry a shawl or something with you so you can cover up. Even where there are no written rules, please use good judgement and respect the customs of the area....you're not at home and a little more "prudent" behavior is always appreciated by locals.
2. Italians are very conformist about clothing; everyone wears the same fashions, from teenagers to grannies, which can be shocking at times. And it's normal to be glared at if you are not wearing the latest customised jeans or super hip boots.
3. It's important not to judge people by their choice of clothing. Styles do not necessarily carry the same connotations in Italy that they would in other countries. A woman in fishnets, stilettos and miniskirt with caked-on makeup at eight in the morning is probably just going to work in a bank. Almost all youths lounge about in skin-tight t-shirts with their rear-ends squishing out of jeans.

SMOKING:
Since January 2005, smoking has been banned in all enclosed public places that do not offer sealed off rooms equipped with smoke extractors. The controversial new law covers i.e. bars, restaurants, offices, public buildings, public transports and cinemas. Smokers face fines is up to EURO 275,00 whilst businesses could be hit for EURO 2.000,00.

CURRENCY:
-The EURO is the currency accepted in Italy. The preferred method of payment is the EURO or a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
-Traveler’s checks are not welcomed by local merchants.
-Check with your bank to determine whether or not your ATM card will work overseas and find out what is the maximum amount of cash is that can be dispensed on a daily basis. (Note: The maximum amount available for withdraw in Europe is usually less for “foreign” ATM cards. If you try to withdraw an amount and have problems, try again selecting a smaller amount to withdraw).
-If you do not have a cash card, you can go to the currency desk and they will exchange your currency into EURO. The other option is to go to your local bank BEFORE leaving your country and obtain EURO. Please do this well in advance of your trip as some local banks might need to order EURO from their main branch.

GENERAL SAFETY:
Sicily is a pretty safe island. You should take obvious precautions, as in any city around the world, such as keeping any bags and possessions under your control and being alert for bag-snatchers and pickpockets in crowded places.

 

What's Included

»What's Included

»What's NOT included

-Licensed Local Guide;
-Local Assistance;
-Booking Fee;
-Invoice;
-VAT
.

-Admission fees;
-Gratuities;
-Balance payable cash;
-Private Transportation;
-Beverage and meal.

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Interested Areas:

Piazza Armerina: the Roman Villa of Casale

Departure:

WALKING TOUR: PIAZZA ARMERINA

Arrival:

WALKING TOUR: PIAZZA ARMERINA
Length: 1 days (0 nights)
Available: On Request
   
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2015
Rate is per:
local guide
€100,00 (up to 2 hours)

Rate includes
-booking fees
-local guide
-credit card fees
-invoice fees
-VAT



Payment Conditions:
€30,00 deposit to save the space
€70,00 balance payable cash


Black-Out:
-Easter Week
-Christmas
-New Year
-Italian Holidays


Group Size:
maximum 25 people



 


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