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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Romana del Casale

Villa Romana del Casale
Strada Provinciale 90, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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.
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was truly breathtaking, very well worth the visit. In spite of it being really hot we spent a full half day looking at these amazing mosaics.

Visited August 2012
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“A worthwhile day out! Visit Morgantina on the same day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

A beautiful find that has been painstakingly restored. Lovely to see it in its almost original form and the mosaics in situ. We went in Feb so got uninterrupted time in the villa.Managed to get a cup of coffee after the visit but the cafe was empty! We also went to the villa at Tellaris but it was a waste of time and Money!!

Visited February 2013
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“Worlds most beautiful mosaics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

We went in the first week of February and were almost the only visitors. The scale of these decorations, their details and their colors, it's all mindblowing. For me this was the absolute number 1 of all the attractions I saw during eight days in Sicily.

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“Best mosaics in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Tourists that visit Sicily and are interested in heritage, should go here. It's a beautiful example of a Roman villa, and the mosaics that cover almost all the floors and some of the walls in de villa are considered the best preserved in the world. The images give an amazing insight of the world back then. The hunting scenes are so detailed. And don't miss the most famous scene: the bikini girls. We went there in September in the late afternoon, when all the tourist buses had left so we could walk around at our own pace.

Visited September 2012
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“Something spectacular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale are truly amazing. Not only are they intact but they are still in the positions where they were laid 1800 years ago. The colours are still vibrant and the larger scenes tell their story in great detail. I would rate this site as certainly in the top 5 of sights you must see in Sicily.
We visited in mid January and shared the site with just 1 other couple. We had the place virtually to ourselves and we stay as long as we wished at the various mosaics without being pushed to move on by coach loads of tourists. Again I must say these mosaics are truly spectacular, do not miss visiting them!.
If you are driving to Villa Romana, the sign posting is generally very poor. You need a very good large scale map and also (as we had) a GPS system. The lack of directional signposting is remarkable when you realise that this site is a UNESCO world heritage site and Italy with its present financial problems could do with all the tourists that they can get. Be aware that the operators of this site obviously think that you do not need to use the toilets at this time of year as all the public toilets were firmly shut all day! Be aware also, if you are 65 years or older and live in the European Union you are entitled to free entry on production of your passports. This is a unique place and not to be missed.

Visited January 2013
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