Private Italica Tour | Origins of the Emperors
Enjoy a fascinating 3.5 hour guided tour of two outstanding locations with your private guide and chauffeured vehicle: Italica, a beautiful and tranquil ancient Roman city just 9 km from Seville, followed by the magnificent 16th century palace-museum of the Countess de Lebrija in central Seville. Italica was the birthplace of three Roman emperors – Trajan, Hadrian and Theodosius – and is famous for its beautiful ancient ruins, stunning amphitheatre and well-preserved mosaics. The Lebrija Palace in central Seville is a magnificent 16th century house-museum and filled with archeological treasures such as mosaics and statues from Italica and a fabulous art collection.
- Explore Italica and the Lebrija Palace with a private guide and vehicle
- See epic sites where scenes of Game of Thrones series 7 were filmed
- Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the ancient Roman settlement of Italica
- Admire the stunning mosaics, ancient amphitheatre, baths & wealthy mansions
- Enjoy an in-depth tour of the magnificent Lebrija Palace museum in Seville
- Admire its art and archeological collections from Italica & around the world
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You will be picked up at your hotel by your private guide, with a driver and luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy a short scenic drive to Italica, the ancient Roman city just 9 kilometres from Seville. Italica was the birthplace of the Roman emperors Trajan, Hadrian and Theodosius. It was founded in 206 BC and became a wealthy and powerful outpost of the Empire. It lost its influence from the 3rd century onwards, and the city fell into ruin. Today Italica is famous for its well preserved, stunning mosaics, thermal baths, wealthy villas and an amazing 25,000 seater amphitheatre.
Your guide will show you around the tranquil ruins of this ancient city bringing it back to life with stories of the people who lived here two thousand years ago. You’ll see the Roman bath houses – with their exquisite mosaics and visit the public toilets! You will walk down streets lined with shops and villas, and visit the spectacular amphitheatre, which was used as the filming location for the final episode of Game of Thrones series 7.
Then, return to central Seville for a guided tour of the exquisite Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, former home of the Countess Lebrija. The countess, a noted traveller and archeologist, bought this opulent 15th century mansion in 1901 to house her vast collection of antiquities and art. The building is itself a work of art, with Renaissance and Moorish influences. The ground floor is paved exclusively with ancient Roman mosaics from Italica, and the house is full of art: from Greco-Roman busts to pieces from China, Persia, and the Moorish era as well as paintings by masters such as Van Dyke. Upstairs, the lavish family rooms include an extensive library, private chapel, dining room and sitting rooms filled with major works of art, archeology and fine ornaments. Your tour will end inside the Lebrija Palace where you can take a little longer with the incredible mosaics if you wish.
- Private 5-star tour guide
- Private round-trip transfer
- Hotel pick up
- Entrance tickets to Italica
- Entrance tickets to Lebrija Palace
- Tour of Italica
- Italica Amphitheatre
- Filming locations of Game of Thrones
- Tour of Lebrija Palace
- Italica mosaics and artefacts
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