Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina

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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  • Was told to go to this villa by in-laws as I would be amazed by it. It is magnificent and so well preserved after 2000 years. Sicily has may treasures and this is one of them.  more »
  • It's not the best organized, but it's definitely an incredible place to visit. We really enjoyed many of the rooms. If you have the time, add this excursion into the middle of Sicily!  more »
  • Definitely worth a look! We were with 6-month child in the road with Jenny to Ragusa. Peace can be visited with the truck, although the Villa is a road on which the tight wytrzęsło. We spent there ok. hours, but to explore the need to spend far more time.
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  • It's a fantastic place to visit. The 2000 year old mosaics are well preserved and the detail is incredible. I recommend a guide as there are so many interesting things to discover and you might not be able to read the info notice boards if it's too busy, especially during summer. However, if you'd rather do the tour on your own, there are notice boards with stories about the mosaics and you can also purchase a guide book or get an audio guide from the entrance. You need to save about 3 hours for this place as there's quite a lot to see. On the first Sunday of every month, the entrance is free.
  • Well worth a visit to see amazingly preserved mosaics. They are well displayed so that you look down on them from covered walkways. I visited at a Sunday lunchtime in October so it was not too busy and I spent about 2 hours having a good look around without too many people about. There are small noticeboards to explain the mosaics in Italian and English. I also bought an illustrated guide in English for 10 Euro which was worthwhile for some additional information and excellent photos.
  • Amazing mosaics in a very large villa. If driving from the south - Signposting is not very clear - small signs difficult to see when trying to cope with Sicilian driving. Mosaics protected by can extensive 'building but design makes it difficult to see some of the mosaics clearly - especially with strong sun light & contrasting shadows. Layout can create a disruptive experience. On site cafe is dreadful . Altho toilets are free. Recommend buying an illustrated site guide after parking to supplement the specific signage which explains each room in Italian & English. Allow 2 hours. Difficult site for wheelchair access
  • It's crowded and definitely don't get the distracting audio guide, but it's worth the drive inland to see this unique collection of mosaics, preserved in vivid detail. High art of ancient kitsch? It's up to your aesthetic taste but one thing for sure is that the owners of the villas did not skimp on the mosaics when creating a floor plan.
  • Meraviglioso ! Comprate il libro all'entrata e godetevi il viaggio (io alla fine ci ho messo 4 ore col libro quindi ritagliatevi un po' di tempo) AMAZING !!!!! Buy the book at the entrance and enjoy the trip (it took me about 4 hours with the book so take some time aside to visit this, it's not really a 1 hour tour as they suggest)

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