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Villa Romana del Casale

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Address: Strada Provinciale 90, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +390935684148
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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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You've seen Roman mosaics before - but not like this!

I've spent a lifetime visiting Roman and other ancient sites, but when it comes to mosaics the Villa Romana del Casale beats them all. Spectacular. I must also say that the way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I've spent a lifetime visiting Roman and other ancient sites, but when it comes to mosaics the Villa Romana del Casale beats them all. Spectacular. I must also say that the way that the routes around the villa are planned are also excellent, with raised walkways around all the best mosaics, allowing you to view everything, often from more than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Was brought here and just thought it would be a few mosaics around the place. Boy was I wrong. The whole floor of this huge house is a mosaic. So detailed and stunning. I have never seen anything like it. Well worth the visit. Very pleasantly surprised!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

very well presented conserved mosaics, beautiful creations by ancient romans, much more than we expected to find - one after another, from room to room, different stories in mosaics, leaves you to wonder

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A must see for Roman antiquities buffs. It is a one of a kind example of early Roman mosaics that were preserved for a thousand years thanks (sic) to a mudslide which preserved it from looters. The restoration effort of the Imperial villa is first rate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited the Villa Romana del Casale with a local tour guide. She took us through the villa at a moderate pace explaining all the locations and giving us a chance to see all the areas. The pride of the Villa is the incredible floor mosaics throughout most of the structure. 1700 years later, the colours are still vibrant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Roman Villa is a must see on your visit to Sicily. As the weather improves in mid-April and beyond, plan to arrive right when they open at 9am. Tour busses begin to arrive at 10am and the crowds can make it difficult to navigate the narrow walkways overlooking the amazing mosaics. Later in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

You have to see these mosaics to believe them! The colours and the subject matter - especially the long corridor with the designs about capturing the animals in Africa ready for shipping them to Rome for the Colosseum were absolutely amazing. Of course, if you are the governor of the island you expect to have somewhere special to live but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have to be honest and say that I had never heard of this attraction, but on recommendation of the hotel, we stopped on our way to Agrigento. We didn't know what to expect after all after visiting Italy on a regular basis, I have seen many villa's, how wrong we were!! To call this a villa is an understatement,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Villa Romana del Casale is a place worth visiting if you are ever in Southern Sicily. The Villa grounds are quite large and the museum is in very good condition and many of the mosaics and structures are complete. the grounds are accessible to people with limited mobility and part of the museum is too. You can even see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I was not sure what to expect, a somewhat archealogical dig with some broken displays of tiles. This place was amazing. Room after room, hallway after hallway of near perfect tiles in place. Each room different theme and walking through on a raised platform was really well thought out to keep tourists at a distance, provide good vantage point and... More 

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