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Sicily Classics & Ancient History School Trips & Tours

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Morning: Arrive at Palermo Airport

Afternoon: Tour of city and check-in to accommodation 

Evening: Evening meal

Overnight: Palermo


Morning & afternoon: Full day guided excursion to Palermo and Monreale

Evening: Evening meal

Overnight: Palermo


In this beautiful and historic capital the classical tradition can be followed in the mosaics of the Norman Palatine Chapel and the cathedral of Monreale made by Byzantine craftsmen. Visit the church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti and pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum with its intriguing Selinunte finds. 


Morning: Visit to Segesta 

Afternoon: Visit to town of Selinunte 

Evening: Evening meal

Overnight: Agrigento


Take your group to one of the best preserved Greek archaeological sites. Examine the unfinished Greek temple alone on the hillside with its columns still unfluted and lifting bosses still in place. A well-preserved Hellenistic theatre is also here which can be reached via a short shuttle bus ride.


Selinunte has one of the earliest and one of the largest Greek temples. One temple has been helpfully reconstructed to enable students to visualise the site. The quarries at Rocca di Cusa provide evidence for how the stones for the temples were cut from the rock.

Morning: Visit to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

Afternoon: Visit to Piazza Armerina including the Villa Romana del Casale. 

Evening: Evening meal

Overnight: Giardini Naxos


Classicists can examine the remarkable Valley of the Temples. The Archaeological museum set among the remains of Roman and Hellenistic ruins contains one of the giant telamones from the temple of Zeus. A comfortable overnight base before continuing to Noto, Sicily’s ‘Baroque City’. 

Piazza Armerina

Famous for its Roman mosaics in the Villa Romana del Casale, the town also has a range of significant architecture.
Giardini Naxos is a popular seaside resort with many churches and archaeological park where groups like to spend some free time.

Giardini Naxos    

Giardini Naxos is a popular seaside resort with many churches and archaeological park where groups like to spend some free time.

Morning & afternoon: Optional visit to Taormina before transferring to Catania airport for flight home


Visit the Temple of Apollo and view the harbour where the Athenian fleet came to grief in 413BC. The cathedral, originally a temple to the goddess Athena, can also be visited and will show students how a sacred site has developed over time. The Arethusa Fountain is also a popular site for our groups to visit.

A city rich in Greek history where groups can enjoy a three-hour guided tour. See the archaeological park containing a large Greek theatre, a Roman amphitheatre and some of the ancient quarries where Athenian survivors of the Sicilian expedition were imprisoned. The Ear of Dionysius and Archimedes’ tomb can also be visited. A local guided tour option is available.

A medieval town popular with tourists. Visit the Greek theatre reconstructed in the second century AD with its unforgettable view of Mount Etna. 

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