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. Add Villa Romana del Casale and other attractions to your Piazza Armerina trip itinerary using our Piazza Armerina day trip planning site .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Of the most impressive places we've ever seen. You must come and see it if or if. If there were six points you give them. The best we have seen in Sicily.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Who goes to Sicily should definitely make a detour to visit the villa romana del casale. Is a site where there are unique mosaics, preserved in an exemplary manner! Round with the guide I recommend, explains all the mosaics and is therefore very educational. TO VISIT ABSOLUTELY!
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  • August 18, 2017
    Recommend a detour to visit the Roman villa so well preserved in almost all its rooms. It was built a number of walkways and a real roof that allows you to see fine and shade all indoor while you can get closer to those easterni. There are many explanations for each environment and disabled access points. Really well organised. Parking is extra but cheap, there are also cafes and stalls and before entering the villa there are toilets clean. We haven't taken a guide for a short time but recommend although I feel that the cost is a bit high. both for both entry and driving ... cmq are always well spent ... Please also visit nearby Piazza Armerina ... very nice!
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  • Worth the drive! Take your time and look at all the mosaics, never seen anything so extensive and well preserved. Like taking a time machine, wow!
  • Beautifully preserved mosaics roughly 1600 years old. Paints an interesting picture of life in 400s ad. It's hard to get to though and we drove many potholed and country roads to get there.
  • This place has the most incredible collection of in situ roman mosaics that i know of. They are wonderful in their variety and execution. However, one building full of mosaics is closed, allegedly for work, but when i took a peek, all saw was piles of pigeon droppings corroding the mosaics. For a world heritage site to wantonly destroy what it is supposed to be preserving is outrageous.
  • Villa Romana near the town of Piazza Armenia has one of the worlds largest collection of amazing Roman mosaics. It was an important commercial centre before being buried by a land slide and forgotten.
  • Roman villa, once swamped with mud contains the largest set of mosaics in the world. I think this is one of the biggest attractions in Sicily. In June, there's really very few people. Photography is prohibited, but no one checked. Large and paid parking. Sale of souvenirs you can miss, but a good choice as calendars for € 4. Great food, but rather expensive. Entrance fee to the villa € 10 If you are traveling to Sicily, do not miss it :-)

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