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Discover Piazza Armerina
with Tour In Sicily

Medieval village known for its mosaics and more...

It is an ancient medieval city with a fine Baroque and Norman historical centre. On its territory is the Villa Romana del Casale with its famous mosaics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. City of art, already defined as Urbs Opulentissima, with a strong tourist attraction due to its important archaeological, historical, artistic and natural heritage, known as the “City of Mosaics and the Palio dei Normanni”.

Our Itinerary

We take you to discover the hidden beauties of this incredible UNESCO heritage city, with its historic buildings, the mosaics of Roman villas, its churches and more

St Stephen's Church
It was built between the end of the 1500s and the beginning of the 17th century. Near the church there was an oratory where the effigy of S. Stefano was located. In 1660 it was enlarged, decorated inside and enriched by a spectacular façade, surmounted by an elegant bell tower and a high perforated attic. A bell tower characterized by finely worked stone and a perforated attic were built. It is a parish church, in whose functions it succeeded the nearby church of S. Lorenzo in 1609 when the PPs moved there. Theatines. In the atrium a painted wooden door, from the Baroque period, is very beautiful.
Commandery of the Knights of Malta
The Commandery of the Knights of Malta is very close to the Garibaldi Theater. Built in the 12th century, it had to initially serve as a "hospital" for the crusaders traveling from Sicily to Jerusalem. At the time, this building was located outside the city walls, while today it is located a stone's throw from the theatre Municipal and the "modern" center of the city.
Teatro Garibaldi
The Municipal Theater is located in front of the Church of Santo Stefano. Dating back to the 18th century, this theatre which includes a total of 320 seats, divided between the stalls, three tiers of boxes and a gallery, is one of the most ancient municipal theaters from all over Sicily. Today, cultural events and screenings are organized here cinematic, but this does not detract from the beauty of this building.
Museum of the Palio
The Museum of the Palio, managed by the Pro Loco Mosaici di Piazza, narrates the origins of the event of the Palio dei Normanni
Ancient book exhibition
In the library room inside the Jesuit college, this small but well-organized exhibition on ancient books opens the door to a lost world.
Palazzo Trigona
Palazzo Trigona della Floresta is located a few steps from the city's cathedral. Its three floors hide a large internal courtyard, while on the central balcony you can see the coat of arms of the Trigon family. After years of work today the Trigona palace is ready to house the Museum Archaeological of the city.
Cathedral of Maria Santissima delle Vittorie
The Cathedral of Piazza Armerina is a colossal building that stands on the highest point of the city, in the heart of the Monte district. It took more than a century to build it (from 1604 to 1719). Dedicated to Mary Santissima delle Vittorie, the Cathedral is characterized by an architecture that is a set of styles that range from Gothic to Baroque, as well as a 40-metre-high bell tower in Catalan-Gothic style which dates to the previous church that stood right on this spot.
Aragonese castle
Costruito nel XIV secolo sotto il regno di re Martino I il Giovane, ha una struttura imponente, caratterizzata da possenti mura e quattro torri angolari. Nel corso dei secoli questo edificio, che inizialmente aveva uno scopo difensivo, passò da diverse mani fino a divenire nel 1812 un carcere. Si tratta comunque di un edificio molto amato dagli abitanti della città, che proprio qui mettono in scena diverse rappresentazioni storiche e feste di quartiere, soprattutto nei mesi estivi.
Church of San Rocco
The Church of San Rocco is known by the inhabitants of Piazza Armerina also with the name of "Fundrò". This nickname dates back to the very origins of the church: Fundrò was a rural village that stood at one ten kilometers from the city, where once stood a church and a convent with Benedictine monks. Outside the church you can admire its facade in yellow tuff, while inside there are paintings of the seventeenth century and a marble Madonna, which comes from the ancient abbey of Fundrò. When you visit look at the façade: near the portal you can see a sundial, which still today indicates the time to whom is located in the square.
St. Peter's Church
The Church of San Pietro is certainly one of the most important religious buildings in the city. The complex, which includes the church and a convent, it was built around the mid-1500s to honor one miraculous image of the Madonna located in a small church that once stood right there. The outside of this church, called the "Pantheon of Piazza Armerina", is quite bare, while its interior, a single nave, is full of masterpieces. Starting with the decorated coffered ceiling which creates an optical effect very particular, up to the gigantic canvas on your left, perhaps the work of Caravaggio or his school of him.
Casale Roman Villa
The Villa Romana del Casale is undoubtedly the main attraction of the city and one of the most important in all of Sicily. Formed by 60 rooms and 3,500 square meters of floors entirely made with the technique of mosaic, this Villa has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1997. Right in this one villa here are the famous mosaics of the "girls in bikini", as well as the scenes of the "great hunt" and the "erotic scene".
Villa of Wonders
This villa, not far from the Villa Romana del Casale, houses one of the most important "private" museums of the district. The family collection is housed in this splendid eighteenth-century villa Cammarata. Born from the idea of Enzo Cammarata, in this museum you can see historical artifacts of all kinds: vases antiques, ceramics, inlaid furniture, paintings, sculptures (including one perhaps made by Michelangelo), marbles and everything that could ever cross your mind.