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Address: Piazza Armerina, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Description: This small town features the elaborate Villa Romana del Casale, the former...
This small town features the elaborate Villa Romana del Casale, the former home of a Roman Emperor.
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A typical Italian town

We visited the town during the Easter Holy week when the churches were decorated for the Easter vigil. You can walk safely through the town and even stop for a coffee or an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Paola, Malta
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Paola, Malta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We visited the town during the Easter Holy week when the churches were decorated for the Easter vigil. You can walk safely through the town and even stop for a coffee or an icecream in the various cafeterias. Worth visiting the Roman Villa if you have a car as it is only a few minutes' drive away.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nice old cathedrals, however not inviting. Feels like an old city that was once glamours but faded away. Not a lot of English speakers..

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Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Well worth the out of the way location. The mosaics are spectacular. do not have to worry about the rain as it is under roof which does shroud the mosaics but protects them form further fading.

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were just amazed on not only the size/number of mosaics but how beautiful they were...the detail, the colour, the stories they told. wow wow wow!! When we were planning our trip to Sicily and deciding where we would go, to this villa was top of the list just from the few photos and little we had read about it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Driving into the picturesque town is challenging - there are several very good restaurants. I would have liked to spend more time there.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

One of my favorite sites in Sicily, amazing! Even the ride there was thru the country side and so beautiful. Well worth the trip & take back roads there,not the highway.

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Warsaw, Poland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

In Piazza Armerica you can find really dark sicilian atmosphere with great old town, worth to see Villa Romana and roman antiques. The place is not touristic, so you must be pacient and ready for italian style.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

First a plate of pasta with lamb liver before you tackle the some of the city's monuments. This is an incredibly small town at the heart of Sicily. Dwarfed by the Mountains, the village resembles an anthill, with thousands of houses piled on top of each other on three hills distinguished by a 17th-century Duomo and an older Aragonese castle.... More 

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Rome
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95 reviews 95 reviews
4 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was really disappointed of our visit to this town. We had heard nice things about it and the Villa Casale. Well the town is really the most dirties place you can find in the entire Sicily. The street are dirty, no space to walk around, everything is uphill and the people and the restaurants/caffè are not welcoming. Of every... More 

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Villar Perosa, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It's worth a visit to the upper town , with old buildings and a cathedral modified in the 17th century , but with still visible the original part of the 12th century .

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