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Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Description: This small town features the elaborate Villa Romana del Casale, the former home of a Roman Emperor.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

enjoyed a nighttime trip to the town and a decent meal. loved the paved roads which were great to walk on, not so much fun to drive on! the narrow streets are a challenge but hey, they weren't designed for cars so you just get on with it.

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Fantastic little town with wonderful stunning Roman complex certainly worth putting near the top of any Sicilian tourist itinerary. Unesco World Heritage Site containing the most complex and large collection of Roman mosaics in the world ,

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Lancashire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Senior citizens need their passport to claim free entrance. Must haggle hard to achieve this. World Heritage sight and well worth visiting. Take Interbus from centre of Catania in the morning but beware that there is no public transport to Villa Romana. We took a taxi which met us off the bus and agreed a timed return at a very... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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332 reviews 332 reviews
171 attraction reviews
420 helpful votes 420 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stopped in here on our way from Agrigento to Siracusa, and boy was it worth it! I didn't do much research on this site prior to our trip so I was surprised at the number of visitors and blossoming trinket trade that has sprung up along the path from the parking lot to the entrance. But, WOW, it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We visited Villa Romana and bought postcards and stamps from the stalls. Only after we had bought the stamps did we realise they could only be posted in GPS boxes. 3 weeks later our cards have still not arrived. 2 postcards sent with official post office stamps were delivered in UK 2 days later! The mosaics however are well worth... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you travel by public transport, as I did, Piazza Armerina is quicked to reach from Catania International Airport by bus. Please mind, that bus station is a bit out of old town. However when you reach it, a shuttle will take you to the World Heritage site Villa Casale with ist fantastic mosaics.

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london england
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stopped here for lunch - trattoria Del Goloso was excellent. Pretty sleepy little town. Not much food available at villa Casale so come here first

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It's clear some reviewers are mixing up the town of Piazza Armerina with Villa Romana just outside the city. The Villa mosaics are amazing but Piazza Armerina is also worth a visit, on a hill with a lovely historic center. Plenty to see on foot, and some worthwhile restaurants as well.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Of course you must visit Villa Romana del Casale just a outside the town and you will be blown away by the incredible mosaics. But the old town itself on top of the hill has its own charms, including a beautiful church.

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Hoofddorp
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Italian city with many old houses, churches and of-course terraces to enjoy your coffee or ice-cream.

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