Private Tour to Segesta and Monreale with Local Guide from Palermo or Trapani

This tour provides a great overview of Sicily, giving you the possibility to enjoy the beautiful west coast and to visit two among the greatest sights of Italy. 

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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 cycle of events and concerts are held at sunset during the summer months. A visit to Segesta, which has inspired generations of travelers and artists, is an experience you cannot miss. 

The Monastery of MONREALE commissioned by William II (1154-89), the Norman ruler of Sicily, combines in one project employment of both Sicilian and Byzantine craftsmen. 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.

Exclusive Private Tour with licensed LOCAL GUIDE and Top Class Mercedes Minivan.

Stop At: Tempio di Segesta, Calatafimi-Segesta, Province of Trapani, Sicily

Meet you Local Guide in the morning and head towards west following the beautiful Golf of Castellammare, driving trough the pleasant wine producing area of "Bianco d'Alcamo" till SEGESTA. Here you'll visit with your guide the heritage of the Greeks in this singular archeological area. Temple and Theater are embedded in a wonderful countryside. Visible are also the remains of an Arabic mosque, a Norman church and the Roman Forum.

Time for a lunch break.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Teatro Greco di Segesta, Calatafimi-Segesta, Province of Trapani, Sicily

Higher still is the THEATER that offers great panoramic views. New excavations that have uncovered the remains of a stoà a place where citizens strolled and discussed among themselves, an agora where assemblies were held. The high-stepped, semi-circular theatre opens onto a breathtaking panorama over the surrounding countryside with the sea in the distance.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Duomo di Monreale, Monreale, Province of Palermo, Sicily

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.

Duration: 1 hour

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