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Villa Romana del Casale

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Address: Strada Provinciale 90, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +390935684148
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Description: This 3rd-century Roman villa features more than 40 beautiful mosaic...
This 3rd-century Roman villa features more than 40 beautiful mosaic floors, making it one of the most cherished open-air museums in the region.
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I don't generally have a lot of interest or patience with museums etc but this is amazing! Well worth the effort and all or most information on site is also in English and quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Westport, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I don't generally have a lot of interest or patience with museums etc but this is amazing! Well worth the effort and all or most information on site is also in English and quite comprehensive. Takes a further 30-40 minutes to reach, via a variety of types of roads, through spectacular countryside, from AFTER you leave the Catania-Palermo motorway..... and... More 

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Erftstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We were really impressed not only by the amount and size of the mosaics but also the chance to walk round the villa and watch the exhibition of Roman life. Everything is described in detail and there is time to stand and watch closely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Our coach tour took us to this Villa and I can honestly say that it was really worthwhile. The mosaics in this villa are unbelievable being built in the 3rd and 4th century AD and because of a mud slide the mosaics are very well preserved. Every floor in the villa was fascinating and the villa is very large. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I can't believe that this place is so little known in general, most people have never heard of it. The mosaics are truly incredible, especially the hallway. The most famous mosaic is the bikini girls. It has been well preserved and really gives us an insight into life in Roman times.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is not close to anywhere in particular but the mosaics are incredible. There are huge numbers of detailed mosaics depicting life in their time and most are in excellent condition. The fact that they are in place in the remains of a villa makes them even more interesting as you can visualise their setting in their day. Top venue.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Mosaics are fantastic; but, overall it's the size and preservation of the site that's amazing. It is much easier to imagine life in Roman Sicily after a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

In the middle of nowhere, is this unbelievable example of Roman mosaics. Makes you wonder what else might be hidden below the surface in other places in Sicily. Lucky for us that this was buried in mud for hundreds of years. Some of the mosaics are really fun...like the girls performing athletics! As the guidebooks indicate---this is an amazing example... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We took a detour en route from Syracusa to Agrigento. In spite of tackling some forced diversions, the time was well spent. The villa is set in a lovely and green valley, and must have been a dramatic site when built. From one brought up near Hadrian's Wall, and has visited the villa in Fishbourne, this is something else. Even... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you can possibly work this into your time in Sicily, it's wonderful to see. Seeing fragments of mosaics in museums all around the world is lovely, but seeing an entire villa, well it's just stunning. The super structure all around it is also very cool, it's a lot of up and down on the steps all around the catwalk,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went to piazza Amerina first (5 kms away) and enjoyed that then thought.......that will do.....it's only a couple of mosaics......the crowds......anyway........ I'm so glad we went. As others have said the way they depicted their lives with the mosaics is unbelievable. The animals, the stories they tell, the actual villa, the design of the rooms, they are amazing. My... More 

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Address: Address: Strada Provinciale 90, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +390935684148
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Enna  >  Piazza Armerina
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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