Italica Guided Tour from Seville
Join us on our Italica guided tour from Seville to discover the most important and largest Roman ruins in Spain. The Roman city of Italica demonstrates wonderful examples of Roman architecture, mosaic work and city layouts.
Located just 7 kilometers o the north of Seville and crossing the Guadalquivir river, Italica was founded in the year 206BC by Scipio ‘The African’ after the battle of Ilipa. This Roman settlement is the oldest of Spain and served as an important military outpost. The name Italica gave reference to the first settlers who came from Italy. Italica was the birthplace of Trajan and Hadrian the two most important Roman Emperors ever.
The amphitheater, one of the largest in the Roman Empire, had a seating capacity of 25.000. You could walk through the tunnels where gladiators would once have walked. In the centre of the arena there is a great pit which would have been covered by a wooden structure, this was the place for an elevator bring up the wild animal taking part in the games.
After Italica we will take advantage of the closeness of another important historical site. The medieval monastery of San Isidoro del Campo also located in the town of Santiponce, is just 3 minutes away by car from Italica ruins. We will visit the different areas of this old place with our guide where was the first translation of the Holy Bible to Spanish .
Before we finish the tour, will visit a little winery, Bodega San Rafael in La Pañoleta neighborhood. Here you will be given the opportunity to try a glass of local wine so you will have the best farewell for an outstanding guided tour.
Italica Guided Tour from Seville – LANGUAGES AVAILABLE
It includes: Transfer, tickets, guided tour of Italica and Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo, plus a glass of wine.
Adult price: €33
Price for children from 4 to 17 years and students up to 25 years: €25
Starting point: From Seville at the door of your accommodation or nearby place
We pick you up to leave the city about: 9:45h