What does the Tour include?
Round trip of “Tour Itálica” from the center of Seville (Stop next to Torre del Oro)
Entrance Ticket to the Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
(1, 5 euros for non EU citizens; Free for accredited EU citizens)
Guided visit of the Archaeological Complex of Italica, by our specialized Official Guides
Guided visit of the Monastery of San isidoro del Campo
TOTAL: 4 hours.
The BUS STOP, both outward and back, is located next to “Torre del Oro”, ie in the central area of Seville.
You will be accompanied at all times, including the round trip, by the Guide that will carry out the Guided Tour.
In Tour Itálica we are fundamental to help you and to facilitate the access to visit the monuments of Seville and, for that reason, that the stop is in such a location, so that you do not waste more time, necessary to know Seville in fullness.
From this location, it will take 12 minutes to arrive (and return) to Italica.
By the way, our Guide will tell you and detailing the sites that we can observe: the Guadalquivir River, the heart of Triana, the old EXPO’92, the Giralda of Seville, the Torre del Oro, …
The GUIDED TOUR by Italica ...
It is not the same to see it as to live it!
With this maxim our guides work each guided tour.
Our purpose is to “feel” Italic: Imagine what it was like at first, listen to the bustle of its streets, the public transit of the amphitheater through its tunnels of access, sale in establishments, daily life in homes , etc,…
Italica, is the first exclusively Roman city founded outside Italian territory.
Its origins date back to 206 A.C. Publius Cornelius Scipio founded this city.
The streets are characterized by their wide width and porticoed sidewalks; the pavement and curbs of the streets, as well as the foundations of the pillars of the porticoes, can still be seen today. The layout of the road is orthogonal, that is, with streets that are cut perpendicularly into rectangular apples of various sizes. These apples host a residential type of housing where political and economic elites probably lived, given the materials and dimensions used for their construction. In these residential houses you can see rich and varied pavements – mosaics, whose motifs or decorative repertoires have given name to many of the buildings currently visitable, such as the Neptune Mosaic Building, Rodio’s Patio House, House of the the Birds or the Exedra Building.
Italica urbanism manifests itself through public and semi-public buildings of monumental character, as it happens with the Traianeum, temple dedicated to the emperor Trajano, that rises in the middle of a great porticada square; the Major Baths, or buildings dedicated to public shows, such as the Amphitheater, final element of the tour.
Next, we will see each singular element of Italica separately, to facilitate its greater knowledge and understanding.