Full day itinerary (lasts approximately 7 to 7.5h)
This exceptional tour begins with the guided visit of the 4th century C.E. Roman villa, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. The villa contains the greatest complex of Roman mosaics in the world (an astounding 3500 square metres). These mosaics depict various athletes, hunting scenes, quadriga races, mythological animals, and lots of cherubs.
Next, we head to Morgantina to see the well-preserved agora, the city square. Planned during the 5th century B.C.E., this public space was enriched with numerous government and religious buildings until the end of the 3rd century B.C.E., when the polis was conquered by Romans. During our walk, we will see the main political and administrative seats of the polis, a theatre, a Ctonian Gods’ sanctuary, numerous porticos, and much more.
The tour ends at the Archaeological Museum of Aidone, which holds precious artefacts from Morgantina, among which the Goddess of Morgantina, the acrolithic statues of Demeter and Persephone, as well as the silver “Treasure of Eupolemos”, recently returned from museums in America.
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