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Villa Romana del Casale

UNESCO World Heritage Site, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
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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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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

No matter how great you expect the mosaics to be, seeing them close up is amazing for the quantity, quality and the fact that apart from one room in the villa every room seems to astound. Seeing mosaics all around the peristyle and the absolutely amazing corridor with its hunting scenes and animals being loaded onto ships just takes the... More

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Hardenberg, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you are within a range of 1000 miles of this place a detour is obligatory. Never seen the like; splendid cindition and the largest mosaic site in the whole world I think.

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Scot on the run
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The lucky consequence of a natural catastrophe, a mud slide in the 12th century, has been the preservation of this real slice of ancient history. This is not art as political or religious propaganda but of unchecked ostentation and the more revealing for that. It's life through the eyes of the rich in the 4th century AD told in detailed,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you want to see a lot of different, well preserved Roman mosaics then this is your place. There is a large selection of mosaics and many of them are in very good condition considering their age. It is unique in my travels to Roman ruins.

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Greenburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Wondering how the Romans of high class lived around 400 AD? Check out this incredible archaeological spot. The extraordinary floors can not be overstated.

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited at the end of March 2014. Restoration work had just been completed. The mosaic were in excellent shape and the plaques are very informative. Some were faded and difficult to read but they were few and far between. It certainly was worth the trip out.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you're thinking about visiting this place, you probably already know why it's important and why it's worth a visit. Rather than tell you about that, I have some tips for your visit. First, while the signs for each individual room in the villa are good, they do not help you to navigate your way through the place. The villa... More

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Valdosta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Restored mosaics throughout ancient Roman palace were beautifully displayed. Renovation of the palace provided a beautiful glimpse in a wealthy Roman home. The guide signs are very helpful in leading you though the site and explaining what you are seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

What an amazing place. We went when it was cold and rainy so that made it a little harder to be there for a long time, but we took as long as we could before my kids were freezing. It was amazing to see the mosaics in their original form, so many of them un-ruined at all. The story they... More

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

An absolute must-see, the mosiacs are gorgeous and very well preserved. No need for reconstructions, you can still see almost all the mosiacs in their original state, with informative notices next to each one. My mum (former Latin teacher) loved it and so did the kids. You're walking on a gallery above the mosaics for most of it, so you... More

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