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Our exploration of Vendicari begins with a visit to the Roman Villa of Tellaro, which was built during the middle of the 4th century C.E. This Roman site, discovered below the remains of an 18th century farm, has a wide and well-preserved complex of mosaics, crafted by craftsmen from North Africa. In addition to the beautiful phytomorphic motifs of the mosaics, there is a superb hunting scene, as well as an episode of Homer’s Iliad.
We then head off to
 the ruins of Eloro, a Greek colony established by Syracuse at the end of the 18th century B.C.E., to keep control over the southern coastal area. We continue with a stroll along the main street of the polisadmiring the remains of a theatre, the sanctuaries of Demeter and Asclepius, a small public square, and the city walls, to arrive at the Colonna Pizzuta, a Hellenistic monumental tomb formed by an hypogeic chamber topped with a huge column.
A few miles away, at the heart of the Vendicari Nature Reserve, near the Medieval tower built by Peter of Aragon in the first half of the 15th century, we take a stroll among the ruins of two fisheries: the former used by Greeks and Romans between the 4th century B.C. and the 2nd century C.E., the latter employed by tuna fishermen from the 17th century until recent times.


Tour duration: ca. 4h

For lunch, your guide will be able to make some excellent recommendations.

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Itinerary

Roman Villa of Tellaro

Ruins of Eloro

Vendicari Nature Reserve fisheries

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Trip Includes: Guided tour

Trip Excludes: Admission ticket (€ 6,00)

Per private party
price: € 310 /Group

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