Morgantina is one of the most important archaeological sites in Sicily. It is home to well-preserved Sicel, Greek, and Roman remains. Sanctuaries to the Goddesses Demeter and Persephone complete the rich agricultural plain in which these sites are found.
Your local guide and archaeologist will elaborate on the site's well-preserved agora or city square; planned during the 5th century B.C.E., this public space was enriched with numerous government and religious buildings until the end of the 3rd century B.C.E., when the polis was conquered by Romans. You will also look at the main political and administrative seats of the polis, a theatre, a Ctonian Gods’ sanctuary, numerous porticos, and much more.
The tour ends at the small albeit important archaeological museum of Aidone, which holds precious artifacts from Morgantina, among which the acrolithic statues of Demeter and Persephone, the silver Treasure of Eupolemos, and the magnificent "Venere" di Morgantina as well as the terracotta head of Hades that were recently repatriated from museums in America.
Rates are per person, and are based on the number of participants in the party:
2 pax €140 - 3 pax €100 - 4 pax €80 - 5 pax €70 - 6 pax €60 - 7 pax €55 - 8 pax €50
Tour duration: ca. 3.5-4h
Appointment: 09:30 at the ticket office of the archaeological site in Morgantina
Incidentals: entrance tickets (€ 10,00) and transportation to and from the archeological sites
Contact us to book this private tour of Morgantina, we will let you know about our availabilities and answer any questions you may have.