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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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Outstanding, unmissable, incredible!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We learned of the existence of the Villa Romana del Casale over dinner at Fattoria Mose, a very sociable Agriturismo B&B near Agrigento, and decided to go there on our way to Palermo. We were travelling by car, but it's easy to find a day trip to this place from, probably, anywhere in Sicily, but certainly from Taormina and Cefalu... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Villa del Casale is most certainly worth a visit. The mosaics contained within the Villa are extensive and having been restored after the excavation of this summer retreat, look as if they were placed there only recently! Some more faded than others but overall they very clearly illustrate and represent life in the 4th-5th century AD.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is an amazingly preserved Roman villa filled with room after room of mosaics. Has to be seen to be truly appreciated. In the middle of the island, so makes a good stop while changing locations, for example from Palermo to Syracuse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was the single most interesting historic site we visited in Sicily. The extent and uniqueness of the mosaics and unrivaled, maybe in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This villa is world heritage listed and is simply amazing. The mosaics are very beautiful and extensive. It is a 'must see'

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Villa is in perfect harmony with typical Sicilian landscape, artists were inspired by exquisite forms taken from Sicilian countryside like palm trees, carob trees, cypress trees. But you can find also mosaics about Circus Maximus, African and Asian animals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Villa Romana site is said to contain the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman Mosaics in the world. If you visit the site you will agree. Thought to have been part of a larger farm settlement the Villa was the residence of a rich tenant or owner of the area. The hundreds of mosaics on the site... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This archeological site in the Sicilian interior appears modest when you first get there. It;s 10 Euros to enter, with no map. As usual as we found in Sicily, there were signs with maps which do not tell you where you are, so they are not always useful. However, the structures themselves are beautiful and interesting. Many mosaics were uncovered,... More 

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