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Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina

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Villa Romana del Casale, a Roman villa built in the fourth century, is said to contain the richest, largest, most complex, and best-preserved collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Admire the Roman architecture and marvel at the intricate tiled designs. Signs guide you through the site and explain what you are seeing. Make Villa Romana del Casale a centerpiece of your Piazza Armerina vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Piazza Armerina travel itinerary maker.
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  • It was snowing almost, very cold. There was a few cars on the huge parking and souvenir shops were closed. In short the ideal conditions to visit this wonderful site and power in any hotel admire our own way all these wonderful mosaics. 3500 m 2 of mosaics that are extraordinary evidence of the social life of the Roman period in the 4th century AD. The artistic quality, the variety of subjects, make a real comic strip came to us from Roman life at this time. The corridor of the great hunt traces the capture of wild animals in Africa to fuel the circus games and bring pets. The tour is done on bridges in height that dominate different parts of this villa. It is stunning!
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  • We have been to this restaurant a few times. Meals are excellent and the service very friendly. The atmosphere is great and looks out onto the esplanade 
  • In the vicinity of Piazza Armerina is truly not to be missed the Villa del Casale, which belonged to who knows what Roman Aristocrat, it seems even of Maxentius, but not really. All around the wonderful Sicilian countryside. Offers several hundred square meters of mosaics intact and undamaged. Well preserved structure. Entrance 10 euros, unless you go on the first Sunday of each month, then you enter for free. Walking inside the site you have the opportunity to appreciate the magnificence of the villa, and as the Romans did not miss anything. Keep in mind that the supervision is still completing the excavations, and a couple of years ago, two bodies were found, I think of a woman and a child, were twenty years that I was intending to go. I finally did it. Wasn't really worth!
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  • Amazing mosaics which have been preserved excellently! Great detail and lots of information to read. Best mosaics I have seen anywhere and I have travelled to many places as I love Roman history. Extremely hot in mid day heat so bring lots of water!
  • Wow! Amazing villa with the largest mosaic of it's type in the world, extremely well preserved and the way they designed the structure where you stand to see it really allows you to enjoy it. Go to their website and print the map at least, as they don't give you one. While walking, try to avoid going into the narrow hallways when there is a tourist tour, as it can get very crowded, wait and look at other things until it clears up.
  • Very interesting Roman villa with amazing mosaics on floor. A guide would be more informative, but the signs along the exhibits are very informative. Definitely a must see in Sicily.
  • A must see in Sicily. Very beautiful mosaic with a lot of details. Take an hour or two to walk around. Download a map with short descriptions per chamber before you go.
  • Amazingly well preserved Roman mosaics, unlike anything I've seen elsewhere before. Very well presented in a covered building, with good information available on the boards. A good audio guide is also available for €6, which I don't think says a huge amount you can't also read, but you may find it more accessible. There's also wheelchair access to most of the site, but perhaps not quite everywhere.