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Villa Romana del Casale

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Address: Strada Provinciale 90, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
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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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lucky to visit when empty. Heard summer crowds are crazy. The whole reconstruction is amazing. The mosaics are so intricate and expansive it blew me away. Even had a bathroom with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Phila, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

lucky to visit when empty. Heard summer crowds are crazy. The whole reconstruction is amazing. The mosaics are so intricate and expansive it blew me away. Even had a bathroom with running water! Get a guide to go with you- you'll need one for the total experience. I suggest they display renditions of what it looked like fully furnished. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were met on the way in by a franchise tour guide who quoted our family a fee to get a personal tour. We did it. So much better than a big group and so much more details this way. You may take photos with no flash. She explained that this was a wealthy family that built this home for... More 

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was a beautiful, old Roman villa archeological site. The mosaics and architecture were well preserved and made it easy to envision what it might have looked like in it's day. The signage was very helpful in understanding what was what.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Villa Romano can be a little hard to find, but it is certainly worth the effort. Of all the ancient sites we saw in Sicily, this and Segesta were the standout ones. One can get very confused on how to get to the Villa site though. I hope these directions help you. - if you are using GPS and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The mosaics really are spectacular! It's also a great site to explore - reasonably big but set out in a logical way which makes it seeable in around an hour. There are signs in English which bring a lot of the mosaics to life, and help you imagine what it must have been like to live in the Villa when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Fantastic and a Sicily must do. Note that it is a bit confusing as to how you enter the platform walk way - and you need to make a couple of building changes which are not that well sign- posted. We hired the audio head-sets which really were worth while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Saw these fantastic mosaics almost alone on a Saturday morning in Feb. Well worth a visit. We had stayed locally at Piazza Armerina at Villa Clementina which is a short drive. An absolute must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

They have done an excellent job in building convenient catwalks over the mosaics so you can see everything without damaging the site.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You should make every effort to visit even if several hours drive away! This magnificent villa is the best preserved i have ever visited. It seems still alive, so much remains of it you can really see how it would be used and the grandeur of the villa. Each room is breath taking and it goes on forever, getting better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Given its 'remote' location in Europe, Sicily has many outstanding attractions. Villa Romana del Casale is certainly one of these. At arrival we were charged € 10, which was the same both high- and low season and discounts do not exist! To park the car in a deserted parking space cost € 4.50 despite all the tourist shops are closed... More 

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