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Villa Romana del Casale

Address: Strada Provinciale 90, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
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Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner 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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth the time to visit this site. We went in November, the off season, and we had the site to ourselves. If possible, I would recommend that one try to visit the site during low visitation times as the site is small and to hire and hear your guide could be difficult.

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Hotchkiss, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

35,000 sq ft of mosaic floors. The pictures were well preserved and portrayed life on this amazing estate. The quality of the work, the diversity of topics kept us in awe. Definitely a must see if you are in the area.

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Rome
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You pay good price to get in here, why is the parking at payment! Real mafia deal here. The visit was nice even though its crowded of groups and you must pass by the narrow houses all the time. Entrance is expensive and not very ideal for children.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Maybe they could move the Villa to California? Just kidding, of course, but how frustrating it is to see how they are treating this amazing place. For example, bring a sandwich. The "restaurant" is a (sad) joke, with barely re-heated pizza that is inedible. Employees are looking at their cell phones instead of doing anything useful. And the custodians of... More

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Arlington Heights IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Villa Romana del Casale is an enormous structure - possibly the home of members of the Imperial family. The structure was covered by a mudslide in the 12 century and was only rediscovered in the late 19th century. The designs of the mosaics mirror the area of the villa in which they are found. The long corridor shows hunting... More

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Villar Perosa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This Roman villa , built in the second century AD , is perfectly preserved , but what's more amazing are the nearly 3.000 square metres of mosaics , depicting scenes of daily life , of hunting and fishing , as well as mithologycal deities etc . They look like have been made a few days ago , lively and of... More

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Guingamp, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We almost didn't go here, but decided rather on a whim to pass by. Thank goodness we did. The mosaics just go on and on and are of such quality and subtilty. I think this visit was probably the highlight of our tour to Sicily. The villa has been restored in a sympathetic way so that you are very aware... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were happy to visit this villa in October when it is less crowdy and hot. We were well able to take our time to see the mozaik floors which were very beautiful and still very complete. We can recommend to visit this place.

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Golden, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The mosaics are even more beautiful than you've read --- the situation in a wooded area is so pretty, and the signage inside is very good, but the outside signs are crummy --- virtually unreadable.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Let me start by saying this was one of the highlights of my trip to Italy. Note: if you use Wikipedia for the GPS co-ordinates you are in for a surprise. I entered the info and it took me to a farm approx. 30 miles from the actual spot. Fortunately, I found a pre-set way-point once I was in the... More

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