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Casa Romana di Vespaia Polla

Address: Palazzo del Municipio | Via Visiale 9, Spoleto, Italy
Phone Number: 0743/224656
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Ranked #11 of 22 Attractions in Spoleto
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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27 helpful votes 27 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 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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54 helpful votes 54 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 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
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

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

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