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Address: Piazza Armerina, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0935 982111
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This small town features the elaborate Villa Romana del Casale, the former...

This small town features the elaborate Villa Romana del Casale, the former home of a Roman Emperor.

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A good base for Villa Romana mosaics, also good in its own right.

I think most people will treat Piazza Romana just as a base for visiting the Villa Romana Del Casale mosaics and the nearby ancient Greek ruins of Morgantina near Aidone. But the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I think most people will treat Piazza Romana just as a base for visiting the Villa Romana Del Casale mosaics and the nearby ancient Greek ruins of Morgantina near Aidone. But the town is worth a little exploration due to its attractive position clinging to a hill, with steep narrow cobbled streets, old buildings and bustling Sicilian life. this town... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

... don't miss it! I've been to Pompeii, Aquilea and to the Bardo Museum in Tunis and the Villa is amazing. It's in stark contrast to the town of Piazza Armerina that must be the ugliest town in Sicily

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This is a lovely town on a steep hill with many churches and palaces. It is mostly overlooked by tourists who visit the nearby roman villa and mosaic. Unlike the town of the valley of Noto, most of the building and churches are in different degree of disrepair and in a sad state. Yet it has his charm, original shops... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Walking around the town we were struck by the amount of rubbish in the streets. There are a few historic buildings but not much else to see or do (apart from the Roman Villa 5km away). Parking in the town centre is very difficult and its a steep uphill walk from the bottom. If you do stay here there are... More 

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Barga, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Of course everthing is relative. Piazza armerina is fine, nothing wrong with the town, except that it is overshadowd by the Roman Villa of IL CASALE, and that it is surrounded by other baroque towns, even much more spectacular, more perfect...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Charming little city with beautiful cathedral and some of the kindest people we've met in Sicily. Good choice of historic places to stay, nice restaurants, good for shopping authentic crafts & food. Locals here are genuinely happy to entertain tourists.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

You probably only go to Piazza Armerina en route to the mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale but it is well worth an overnight stop in its own right. It is a delightful little town with a beautiful historical centre and the cathedral, which is decorated internally in blue and white, made a charming change from the baroque interiors that... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We expected a small Roman Villa but were astounded by the quantity and quality of the mosaics still in situ. I don't think I have ever seen so many images of wild animals and roman life in such a good condition. This place is huge and you need time to absorb it. They are still finding more on the estate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Not much reason to go here except to go to the Villa Romana de Casales which is outside of town. People were nice.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The town might be worth a quick visit. However it was hard to walk on the small streets as there was so much traffic and there was rubbish everywhere. The cathedral area had some charm.

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