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Villa Romana del Casale

Strada Provinciale 90, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: 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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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

One of the best things to see in Sicily, just amazing to see the skill and dedication of people from so many years ago. Still in such exceptional condition. Best to go at nearly lunch time as early to mid morning it is very crowded because of so many coach tours visiting. Tag onto what the guides are describing to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Villa del Casale is about 5km outside the town of Piazza Armerina but is well-indicated. If you're driving, there is no other way to get to the Villa than through the town, unless you're a native and know the back roads. Our GPS with a Google Map was iffy at best. However, once there, the site is very well... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

much bigger and more mosaics than we expected The mosaics were well described and the area was well kept. The bar and snacks were good and reasonably priced unusual for a venue with a captive audience. October was a good time to visit would not recommend it in full summer.

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New York
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18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I still dont understand why would anyone make a special trip to see that place! Yes, its old and mosaic is interesting, but to make a special trip! and pay 14 euro per person!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a must see when touring Sicily. It's a wonderfully preserved Roman villa. It was amazing how large it was. The mosaics are breathtaking and in it's day it must have been wonderful!! It is worth the price of admission and takes about 1-2 hours to see it all.

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Camerano Casasco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Sunday when the heavens had opened, but that did little to dampen our enthusiasm (and that of our granddaughter). The place is absolutely superb and should not be missed when visiting Sicily. Photography (minus flash) appears to be tolerated. On the first Sunday in every month, other than the car park, the entrance is free. If... More

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This large Roman palace has amazing mosaics which have been well preserved. The structure has been partially restored to give a sense of how impressive it was. It is well worth arriving early before the coach parties which turn up form 1000 to 1100 onwards. That way you can enjoy an un rushed absorbing visit

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Has to be one of the finest sights in Sicily, incredibly preserved mosaics which are difficult to capture on camera or describe - a must see. You may have difficulty finding the place by satnav, better to get to Piazza Armerina and then follow the signs to the Villa. You can hire a local guide or use an audio guide... More

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South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

14 euros was a lot for the villa, but the mosaics and history of the villa's rooms usage was very informative. We were there for about 1 1/2 hours.

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cromwell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed in Piazza Amerina to have easy acces to this site.We were lucky to arrive at 10 am as the large carpark will attest to the fact.This is a busy place. The mosiacs are well displayed when viewed from obove by the walkway.In some areas the mosiacs are very close.It is amazing, the colour and detail as it would... More

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