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Casa Romana di Vespaia Polla

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Address: Palazzo del Municipio | Via Visiale 9, Spoleto, Italy
Phone Number: 0743/224656
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Buried gem

Fascinating, if confusing at time, remains of a Roman house under street level. Could do with better information signage and Spoleto's archaeological museum is far more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Colchester, UK
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Colchester, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating, if confusing at time, remains of a Roman house under street level. Could do with better information signage and Spoleto's archaeological museum is far more informative. Possibly not recommended for claustrophobics - certainly not when parties of Italian schoolchildren are running around. (Which is often!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a fascinating look into a Roman house. The mosaic floors and partial frescoes are in incredible shape considering how old it is. Really amazing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Casa Romana is located in the historical centre of Spoleto, it was discovered in 1885 and excavation and restoration of the building was begun and is still ongoing. This casa is believed to have been built at the beginning of the 1st century AD. Entrance to the house is by a small fee or included on the Spoleto Card. As... More 

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Chattanooga, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

It is incredible to think that this house was built in the heart of Spoleto so many centuries ago. The house has been beautifully "uncovered" and it is possible to imagine a family living there. The explanations are very clear and the property is fascinating. It is hard to imagine the work that went into it's construction, especially the intricate,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We've been here six times just to have the privilege of entering an ancient reminder of the glories of Italy, and the art that infused everyday life then. The mosaic floors are amazingly contemporary, the craftsmanship exquisite, the frescoed walls proof that beauty is a necessary component to our daily lives even now. The staff is friendly every time, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

What you can see is interesting, and beautiful in the arrangements of the floors, unfortunately not much is left although excavation and restoration works are still underway and more could be unearthed. The structure of the house is clear, and together with the decorations of the floors provides glimpses about the social level of the owner. Interestingly the house was... More 

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The mosaic floors in the Villa are very well restaurated and give a glimpse of the grandour that once must have prevailed here. It's not very large but on the other hand one of the better Villas I've seen.

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you are an roman art history buff you must visit this casa. The mosaics are simply divine in a perfectly maintained house museum

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

You're going to be impressed. While Rome was noted for how well its builders dealt with fresh water and sewage for everyone, the elite had the best facilities and most refined practices at home. Sensible things like building so that rainwater was caught and saved influenced the overall design of homes. The house was not excavated until after 1885, so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

As Roman villas go this one is not spectacular but nor is it expensive. If you are near by you might as well go.

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