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Excursion Roman Ruins Italica in Santiponce 2022

Discover Italica, an ancient Roman city founded in 206 BC

City of Italica
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Excursion Roman Ruins Italica in Santiponce 2022

Discover Italica, an ancient Roman city founded in 206 BC

City of Italica
Available all year.
Available in: En, Fr, Es. Item.
 3827 reviews.

Discover the ancient Roman city of CIUDAD Italica Seville, which honours Roman culture. Experience the city's beautiful history and rich heritage, as well as everything else this vibrant Andalusian city has to offer.

Visit Italica City from Seville - The Roman Ruins of Seville

Looking for a great way to spend a half-day excursion from Seville exploring a Roman city of the past? Do you like history and discovering Seville Roman Ruins?

Itálica is one of the most important archaeological sites in Seville , since it is one of the few Roman cities that preserves the structure of its streets, public and private buildings and hot springs. It is also a natural area of great interest.

The great monumental value of Itálica allows us to visit it and explore its streets, squares and monuments, something that we can only do in Seville. Its artistic value is also remarkable, since it had a golden age in which it was the most important city in Andalusia.

From the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle , we will make the excursion from Seville in the direction of Italica from the early hours of the morning (the departure time is usually between 9:25 a.m. / 9:45 a.m.).

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What can be seen in the Roman city

  • Excursion to the Ruins of Italica from Seville

    Excursion to the Ruins of Italica from Seville

    In its heyday during the Roman Empire, the city boasted buildings such as the great amphitheatre.

  • Excursion to the Ruins of Italica from Seville

    Excursion to the Ruins of Italica from Seville

    This mosaic depicts the seven gods associated with the stars. The mosaic is a rectangular piece measuring 4.8 m by 6.7 m.

  • Excursion to the Ruins of Italica from Seville

    Excursion to the Ruins of Italica from Seville

    In the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the producers recreated the ruins of the Dragon's Moat in the Roman amphitheatre, and Italica was once again the setting for the eighth and final season of the popular HBO series.

  • Excursion to the Ruins of Italica from Seville

    Excursion to the Ruins of Italica from Seville

    One of the aftermaths of the Second Red War was the birth of the first Roman city in Hispania (and also the first outside Italy).

Your experience in Italica

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    The Houses of the city of Italica

    The Roman city of Italica was founded by the Roman general Publio Cornelio Escipión in 206 BC The city was abandoned by the Goths in the 5th CENTURY and became the Visigoth and Islamic city of Taliqa, then called "Seville the old woman".

    Among the private or semi-public houses were the following buildings:

    • Exedra House.
    • House of Neptune.
    • Hylas's house.
    • Planetarium House.
    • Bird house.

    The Roman mosaics of these houses have been preserved and can be seen when visiting the archaeological site of Italic.

    The streets were wide, covered with colonnaded alleys and maintained the usual rectangular lines, crossing at right angles and allowing passage between the houses. They also had sewerage and drinking water distribution, and there was a public fountain at almost every crossroads.


    After visiting the archaeological site of Itálica , we moved very close to this beautiful place, because in addition to the Roman city, the Andalusian municipality of Santiponce houses another must-see monument: the monastery of San Isidoro del Campo.

    This medieval building was declared a Historic-Artistic Site of National Interest long ago. It was founded in 1301 by Don Alonso Pérez de Guzmán and his wife, María Alonso de Coronel, as a funerary monument to deposit their ashes and as a testimony of their piety. According to the Mozarabic tradition, the monastery was the burial place of San Isidro before being occupied by the Hieronymite monks.

    The monastery of San Isidoro del Campo presents a great diversity of artistic and architectural styles, such as the Mudejar style. The cloisters of the dead and of the evangelists, the sacristy and the chapter house, both decorated in the Escurial style, the refectory, the Gothic cloister and the Baroque tower complete the complex.

    Reasons for your excursion in the Roman city of Italica

    • Italica is an impressive Roman site.
    • Discover a magnificent ancient Roman city, The Seville roman ruins
    • Contemplate the spectacular amphitheater.
    • Walk the ancient Roman streets.
    • Be part of the largest ancient city in Europe, visit the world famous amphitheater.
    • Learn about the history, monuments and other places of interest of the ancient city of Itálica, right here in Seville.
    • Take a tour of the famous television series Game of Thrones and see the settings where the famous series Game of Thrones is filmed.
    • Experience the historical and ancient Roman sights of Italica.

  • Availability and Prices

    Check the prices of the visit and the availability of hours and days according to the time of year in our reservation calendar.

  • Included

    • Professional guide of the enclosure.
    • Private round trip transportation from Seville.
    • Excursion from Seville to the Ruins of Itálica.
    • Visit to the Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo.
  • Not included

    • Drinks and food.
    • Visit the town of Santiponce.
  • Cancellation policy

    • Moderate cancellation policy.
    • The refund of the price of the monuments tickets will not be granted in case of cancellation of the visit.
    • Cancellations made 48 hours before the start of the activity will be refunded 100%.
    • Cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours before the start of the activity, 50% refund.
    • Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of the activity will not be refunded.
  • What tips do you need to know before your visit?

    • Take your camera
    • Water bottle
    • Wear comfortable shoes (sports or hiking type).
  • Rules & Restrictions

    • Late arrivals will not be reimbursed . If the group is complete, the visit will begin waiting for a time acceptable to those who are delayed (about 5 / 7mn).
  • Accessibility

    • The Archaeological Ensemble of Itálica has difficulties in accessing certain areas. Due to the irregular state of the pavement in areas such as Nova Urb, it is difficult for wheelchair users to visit these specific areas.
  • Private Tours

    If you prefer a private visit in your own language, adapted to your needs, consult our private visits section or send us a request through our form: CUSTOM MADE PRIVATE VISIT IN SEVILLE .

  • FAQS: Visit Roman City of Italica

    The answers to the most frequently asked questions.

    Where is the Seville Roman City?

    Seville Roman Ruins are in Santiponce. The Roman city of Italica, located in the lower Guadalquivir, halfway between Seville (Hispalis) and Alcalá del Río (Ilipa), in what is now Santiponce, very close to the roads that linked the mining area of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla and Huelva. Adress is Avenida Extremadura 2 Santiponce, Spain. Accessibility Direct bus (M-172A Damascus) to Italica. It leaves from the Plaza de Armas bus station.
    These buses run every half hour (on weekends every hour)

    Who was Publius Cornelius Scipio?

    Publius Cornelius Scipio a (c. 255-211 BC) was a Roman military and political leader of the 3rd century BC, a member of the gens Cornelia. He was married to Pomponius and was the son of the consul Lucius Cornelius Scipio and father of Scipio Africanus. Together with his brother, Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Calvus, he led the first Roman offensive in Spain during the Second Punic War until his death. Italica was founded under his command in 206 BC and he was elected consul in 218 BC, along with Tiberius Sempronius Longo, in the first year of the Second Punic War. After obtaining Spain as a province, he marched with his army from Pisa to Massilia. When he reached Massilia, he found that Hannibal had already crossed the Pyrenees and was advancing towards the Rhone, but as his men were suffering badly from sea sickness, he gave them a few days' rest, thinking that he had enough time to prevent Hannibal from crossing the Rhone.

    How old is the Roman city of Italica?

    More than 2000 years. The Roman city of Italica was founded in 206 BC on the initiative of Publius Cornelius Scipio Scipio, known as "the African".

    When did the archaeological excavations begin?

    The archaeological excavations began between 1751 and 1755, and were directed by Francisco de Bruna, and the work has continued uninterruptedly since then until the present day.


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  • Luis

    It is really worth visiting. No matter what you have been told before about the Roman city of Italica, it is a must if you like history and Game of Thrones, of course. An important route for any self-respecting tourist.
  • Eve

    Seville roman ruins tour
    The weather was perfect for us, it wasn't too hot. The ancient Roman city is impressive.
  • Pascal

    Fantastic, shocking, no matter how many times I see it, it never ceases to amaze me. A must see for any traveler. To this day, my favorite place in Seville.
  • Robert

    Very pleasant visit, the guide was very friendly. The views of the ruins are spectacular. Very interesting information provided by the guide. Highly recommended excursion.
  • Lala

    Very competent guide with a lot of knowledge and anecdotes. We were lucky to have her to ourselves, a real treat.
  • Raul lopez

    Very competent guide with a lot of knowledge and anecdotes. We were lucky to have a group of 5 people on the tour, almost to ourselves, a real pleasure.
  • Dorothy

    Cool! I loved seeing the ruins of Italica. Seeing the scenery of the dragons from Game of Thrones was great.

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