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Casa Romana di Vespaia Polla

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Address: Palazzo del Municipio | Via Visiale 9, Spoleto, Italy
Phone Number: 0743/224656

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A fascinating window into the home life of wealthy colonial Romans

You're going to be impressed. While Rome was noted for how well its builders dealt with fresh water and sewage for everyone, the elite had the best facilities and most refined... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You're going to be impressed. While Rome was noted for how well its builders dealt with fresh water and sewage for everyone, the elite had the best facilities and most refined practices at home. Sensible things like building so that rainwater was caught and saved influenced the overall design of homes. The house was not excavated until after 1885, so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

As Roman villas go this one is not spectacular but nor is it expensive. If you are near by you might as well go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Well, it was painstakingly reconstructed, but it is nothing special comparing to other roman remains around Italy. If you have the museum card it will be a nice short visit.

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Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

. . .but loved it from the moment we were welcomed by the attendant. We were alone in the building to wander at our pleasure and we spent a good half hour being amazed at this Roman building.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Palazzo del Municipio | Via Visiale 9, Spoleto, Italy
Phone Number: 0743/224656
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Spoleto

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