Piazza Armerina & Agrigento
Roman Villa Del Casale & The Valley of The Greek Temples
It is true what is often claimed: Sicily is not an island but a small continent!
Nevertheless, one can reach more distant places, such as Piazza Armerina and Agrigento, from Taormina on a day trip.
The main site to visit is the Villa del Casale, situated in the hilly countryside near the small town of Piazza Armerina. The Roman villa’s magnificent mosaic floors, recently restored, highlight the structure of the building with impressive results.
After traveling through sparsely populated and partly desert-like landscape, one can reach the world famous Valley of the Temples of Agrigento. This was once the coveted destination of 18th Century scholars and painters, who spared nothing to get there. Today it is much easier and more comfortable to enjoy this special place, as air-conditioned transport allows for day trips from Taormina.