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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  • Stunning mosaics, well presented for the able-bodied. Disabled access needs improvement - no disabled parking is offered and there is no indication that it is possible to drive up to the ticket office to drop wheelchair users. In the villa, the solid barriers stop wheelchair users (and smaller people) from seeing the mosaics except from a few viewing spots. Staff were helpful but the infrastructure needs rethinking.
  • Fabulous place This Roman Villa was covered by soil washing down from a nearby mountain, plus preserving it from vandalism and damage. It is very large and quite amazing. You may have seen Roman mosaics before, but these are the stars. Much more interesting mosaics then Pompeii. By all means visit!
  • Stunning ruins! The mosaics are amazingly preserved and give you great insight into the lives of wealthy Romans thousands of years ago. There are good signs explaining the mosaics and the rooms.
  • I made a detour via Villa Romana del Casale on a longer journey... and it turned out to be one of the most amazing things I've ever seen in my life. Endless rooms full of impressive mosaics as you won't see them anywhere else. Nearly all of them are in an amazing, often even almost perfect state, which is very rare and remarkable as they are about 1700 years old. Both the mosaics and the villa itself give you a great insight in the Roman life (including scenes depicting hunting, wars, children, catching wild animals in Africa, chariot racing in the Circus Maximus, and yes even making love). I also like the way everything is organized, as opposed to many other heritage sites in the area: Italian/English information signs everywhere, structure built above the actual mosaic floors (which not only protects them but also allows you to make perfect pictures even when the place is crowded), clean and well-maintained, big parking lot, etc. Definitely not to miss for ANY trip in Sicily, even if it means you have to drive a couple of hours for that (you'll also get an unforgettable drive on scenic routes as a reward).
  • Amazing historical story. Well taken care of. Find a guide in for language and it'll be so much better! We loved every minute of it. The tour took about 2 hours to complete.
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