Discovering the most ancient and majestic Sicily
Sicily boasts seven Unesco World Heritage sites. Invaluable jewels handed down from our ancestors, unmissable places to see at least once in a lifetime. Baglio Occhipinti is located in the heart of the Val di Noto and this position facilitates guests on their tour to discover the archaeological wonders of Sicily. Among these, to be considered inevitable, the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and the Greek Theater of Palazzolo Acreide.
Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina
About an hour’s drive from Baglio Occhipinti it is possible to reach this splendid archaeological site. In Piazza Armerina there is the Villa Romana del Casale, an example of Roman architecture famous all over the world, recognized and become an icon above all for the beauty and quality of the conservation of mosaic floors. The Villa, consisting of sixty rooms and approximately three thousand five hundred square meters wide, was named in 1997 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A building full of frescoes and mosaics, such as the “bikini girls”, the “great hunt” and the “erotic scene” that become the protagonists of an indelible memory.
Valley of the Temples of Agrigento
The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is an inevitable trip for history buffs: in the valley time seems to stand still, the eyes look around without seeing the end of this vastness. An imposing series of twelve temples and numerous archaeological finds arranged throughout the valley. The Temple of Concordia and the Temple of Juno leave impressed by the state of conservation, as well as the Temple of Heracles and the other places of worship of the Hellenic acropolis. Do not miss a visit to the Archaeological Museum in the valley.
Akrai Theater of Palazzolo Acreide
Known as the Teatro del Cielo, thanks to the striking visual impact it manages to arouse in the observer, the Akrai Theater is located in Palazzolo Acreide. A fascinating theater with a panoramic view of the Anapo and Etna valley, with 700 seats, this archaeological work dating from the third and second century BC was brought to light during an excavation campaign of 1824.
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