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Villa Romana del Casale

UNESCO World Heritage Site, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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222 reviews 222 reviews
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283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Every so often you visit something truly mind-blowing - Villa Casale is such a place! Beautiful mosaics everywhere, looking like they were finished yesterday and a real feel for what villa life (for the privileged few!) might have been like 2000 plus years ago. The place is huge, and the mosaics go on forever. Whatever the entrance fee, (and it... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We'll worth the drive. We've never seen anything quite like it. The mosaics are spectacular. We'll worth the entrance fee.

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Hilperton, England
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

This villa is an absolute jewel and well worth the time / trip to get to it. Room after room of fabulous and intricate designs. The sheer imagination and creativity that went into this 3-4C jewel takes your breath away. Especially the corridor with hunting scenes and the hall of female gymnasts in bikinis!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

A World Heritage site, this Roman villa (c. 390-450AD) has the most stunning mosaics you could ever wish to see. From beautiful hinting and fishing scenes, to a group of female athletes (sometimes call 'girls in bikinis') The mosaics are very complete, and cover a very large area - more than 3,000 square metres. A way from anywhere ... 90... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Travelling to Piazza Armerina was definitely worth the detour and we were all in awe of what we saw. We travelled from Agrigento via the site to Erice. My advice get an English speaking guide (available at the entrance). It is well worth it. You will be amazed by this 3500sqm of mosaics. The colour, design and detail is incredible... More

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited the Villa Romana del Casale, at Piazza Armerina, Sicily deep in the middle of Sicily but well worth the trip. Well organised car park with a few touristy stalls outside and a very clean site. A fairly compact site but with a wealth of buildings and absolutely stunning mosaics remaining from the 4th Century. Not overwhelmed with tourists (possibly... More

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Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved this amazing site. Had heard the mosaics were amazing but wasn't prepared for the scale and detail of the Casale. We spent hours here just soaking it all in and reading the detailed descriptions of each mosaic. It's so well set out - you get such a great "birds-eye" view of everything - its a mystical place. Had lunch... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

colours/size/scale/designs - so much to see there, with such intricate scenes of hunting and so many detailed depictions of animals as well as the renowned 'bikini girls' mosaic

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Sydney, Australia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect here, I was told it was nice to see, however didn't expect to see so many mosaics so beautifully restored. Each section has a display board with description of the mosaic and roo in both Italian and English which meant it was very easy to understand and make your way around the Villa. Simply... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Heard a lot about it, and expected some nice mozaiques. It appeared to be more than I expected, there are so many! Quite impressive

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