SEGESTA and MONREALE Exclusive Private Tour from Palermo with Guide Driver

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• Exclusive Tour led by a LOCAL GUIDE for personalized attention and flexibility • Comfortable Transport from your hotel by Luxury Mercedes van • Great introduction to Sicily for first time visitors • Visit two among the greatest sights of Italy Relax on a scenic drive through the Sicilian countryside to reach SEGESTA. The well preserved temple and the greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC. A visit to Segesta, which has inspired generations of travelers and artists, is an experience you cannot miss. The Monastery of MONREALE was commissioned by William II (1154-89), the Norman ruler of Sicily. The highlight of the Cathedral is its interior, incandescent with the gold of the mosaics, covering the walls of the nave, aisles, transept and apse.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Mimmo Sicily Tours

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Pass By: Castellammare del Golfo

Meet your Driver Guide in the morning and head on board of a Luxury Mercedes Minivan towards west, following the beautiful Gulf of Castellammare, driving through the pleasant wine producing area of "Bianco d'Alcamo" till SEGESTA.

Stop At: Tempio di Segesta

Visit the heritage of the Greeks in this singular archeological area which is embedded in a wonderful countryside. Admire the well-preserved Greek Temple built in the late 5th century BC. Higher still is the Theatre that offers great panoramic views. New excavations that have uncovered the remains of a stoà a place where citizens strolled and discussed among themselves. The high-stepped, semi-circular theatre opens onto a breathtaking panorama over the surrounding countryside with the sea in the distance.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Duomo di Monreale

Continue to MONREALE - the apotheosis of Norman architecture in Sicily, the Cathedral with its splendid mosaics from the 12th century, it is part of the World Heritage Arab Norman Period, built under William II. It rivals Saint Sophia in Istanbul and Saint Mark's in Venice in its use of decorative mosaics. While it is Romanesque in overall style, the cathedral combines aspects of Arab, Byzantine and Norman architecture. Back to your hotel or port.

Duration: 1 hour
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