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Casa Romana di Vespaia Polla

Palazzo del Municipio | Via Visiale 9, Spoleto, Italy
0743/224656
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Spoleto
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Museums
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Kansas City, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We see a lot of extreme homes of the wealthy on television each week but just what did it mean to be rich in Roman times? The remains of this home give us a small glimpse into such a lifestyle . Lots of rooms of good size with high ceilings that would have had light and simple furnishings but it... More

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Glendale, California
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This partially excavated Roman home might have been used by someone in Caligula’s family, or just by some rich Roman. What remains are some of the ground floor rooms…most with almost intact mosaic floors. Amazingly you can walk on them, just as Romans did 19 centuries ago. Plan to give it around half an hour.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The amount that you get to walk through is very short, but the mosaics are impressive, and there is a remnant of a fresco on one of the walls. All in all it is an interesting look at ancient Roman life. It doesn't open until 11 fyi

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Yorkshire
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Well worth spending a little time in. A spacious Roman house with many intact floors. The restoration and uncovering work is ongoing.

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Rome
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Each room has beautiful mosaic floors - simple designs but smoothly made and restored. You don't have to go underground, which gave me the impression that Roman Spoleto must have been at roughly the same level. Even the parts left of the Roman Flaminia aren't very much below present-day street level .

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New Jersey
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161 reviews 161 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Signage was sparse in this relatively small site. I had little sense of who actually lived here and what the surroundings were like in the heyday of the Casa Romana.

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Marlborough
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38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Worth a visit for the beautifully pattered mosaic floors. Not a lot of other information about how they lived. And while we were there, a ghastly exhibit of modern sculpture.

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Henley on Thames, null, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

A Roman house with well-preserved, if fairly plain, mosaics.

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Sydney, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

It 'was amazing to see something from the 1st Century and the restoration continues. Equally as amazing was the mosaic tile work which was set out by hand to create the ornate tiled floors.

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