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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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  • The incredible remains of a 4th century villa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For us, a professional guide was the best way to see and understand this fascinating place. The mosaics are simply incredib...  more »
  • I knew little about this attraction before visiting it on a guided tour and did not know what to expect. A world heritage site and quite correctly so, I was simply amazed at the standard of the preser...  more »
  • The Roman villa near Piazza Armerina dates from the 4th Century, but was flooded and buried under mud in the 12th Century to be discovered again in the 1920s. It has ‘the richest, largest and most com...  more »
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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 :-)