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Address: Piazza Armerina, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0935982111
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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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You must visit this city when you travel to villa romana del casale. You can walk around in the city centre and enjoy the cenery. there are loads of old churches going back to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You must visit this city when you travel to villa romana del casale. You can walk around in the city centre and enjoy the cenery. there are loads of old churches going back to 1300.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

View from the region at the city is buatilfull, but when you arrive in the city center you will find a dilapidated and poorly maintained city.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The site is not large - in the sense you are looking around a single large Roman Villa. However, the amount to see is thrilling. Room after room of impressive floor mosaics. Any other site would would be proud to boast a single mosaic of this quality - indeed in the UK I have travelled far to see a single... More 

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Province of Leinster, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Think squinting hard in blinding sun and deep cool shade, get your specs up to scratch for this: If you can get here, it's well worthwhile. The mosaics are marvellous, animated creations! Some are plain out wild!! I could imagine the crazy stories these people might have been telling each other of their trips to Africa n Asia and 'fairyland'... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Villa was stunning and because very little is known about who built it and why, very mysterious. Our Guide was totally awesome and so charming. It is always a pleasure when a Guide is enthusiastic about their subject. On a lighter note, Angelo(our Driver) had a bit of 'banter' with the Parking Attendant. It was very, very funny .... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This tiny town was amazing to explore. It is an old school town in Sicily and just the type of place I was looking for when traveling Sicily. The retired men sit on benches and debate politics and play cards. Life seemed simple here. What a great place for a day trip. The landscape is beautiful and if you have... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A well preserved ancient Roman villa with mosaics that are unique in their scope and beauty. Its not a convenient location but worth traveling out of your way to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We saw lots of mosaics located in many rooms. However, there was no signage or help to place what we were seeing in context. Could have been much better if we had more idea on what we were seeing,

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As one who loves mosaics and has seen a good bit of them in Europe and elsewhere, I can say without any hesitation that these are the best from ancient Rome. They are reputedly the work of a North African mosaicist and are replete with movement, energy, and the fullness of life. Simply amazing! I've been to Piazza Armerina twice... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Amazing enormous Roman villa with room after room of mosaic floors - really beautiful and well preserved. Very good value (I got in half price - 5 Euros as I had my university teacher's ID with me - but with proof of being a teacher or student of art, architecture, classics, etc it's FREE!)

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