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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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This 3rd-century Roman villa features more than 40 beautiful mosaic floors,...

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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Gorgeous ruins

An informative tour through a villa, showing the Roman life of yore. Beautiful grounds, eye-opening placards, and great energy. On the way out, a band was playing typical Italian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
VelhoSorriso
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Ann Arbor, MI
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An informative tour through a villa, showing the Roman life of yore. Beautiful grounds, eye-opening placards, and great energy. On the way out, a band was playing typical Italian music. Just completed the scene. Go and spend some time reliving the way it used to be.

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this fabulous archeological site by accident while driving thru Sicilia in February 2003. We had the site was almost entirely to ourselves. The floors were covered with beautiful mosaics depicting a variety of different scenes as well as simple geometric designs.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sprawling floors (over 3ooo sq. meters) of this otherwise-destroyed Roman home are an artistic treasure showing scenes of Roman life in colorful and artful detail. Well worth a couple of hours.

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Sydney
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All reviews rave about Villa Romana and they are all totally justified. It was not easy to get to the site and the weather was cold and wet. We made the effort and were absolutely blown away by the quality and amount of mosaics. These mosaics are recognised by UNESCO as of world heritage significance and the so are. Cannot... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Villa Romana on a very cold wet day and pretty much had this amazing place to ourselves. Imagine an uninterrupted view of room after room of the most fabulous mosaics. Each and every aspect of the villa is captivating. We spent a couple of hours just wandering and marveling at the scenes - the bikini girls, the fishing... More 

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College Station
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea this was here until some folks in Agrigento told us about it. What an amazing place with incredible roman mosaics. Only takes an hour or so to see it, but if you like antiquities it is absolutely worth it.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most extensive set of mosaics still in situ, wonderful setting just in the heart of Sicily. A must-see place for any traveler or archaeology lover.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the most impressive roman mosaics. The word Villa does wrong impression of the place which is rather a great summer residence closer to Palace.

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San Carlos, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The villa dating from the early 4thC AD is one of, if not the most impressive historic ruin in all of Sicily, if not the entire world. The mosaics here are so well preserved because they were buried in mud which protected their astounding color and freshness. For those who love art and exquisite beauty it would be hard to... More 

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Bondi, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unique site with the amazing mosaics. Nothing like it anywhere. Having travelled extensively all over the world I was concerned about wasting the time and effort to see Villa Romano but fortunately that was laid to rest.

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