Piazza Armerina
Piazza Armerina
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This small town features the elaborate Villa Romana del Casale, the former home of a Roman Emperor.
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traveltheglobe
Singapore, Singapore772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Not exactly an easy place to get to but you should absolutely plan for a trip here as part of your Sicilian adventure. We started off at Ragusa in the morning, made a brief stop at Caltagirone (which is amazing), then onward to Piazza Amerina and finally arriving at Palermo in the evening. It was a pretty long drive and as you can imagine, we were pretty dead beat by the time we reached Palermo.

I find the road signs a bit misleading from Piazza Amerina. We drove through the town of Piazza Amerina twice and got lost a bit. Anyway once we got back on track, it was an easy 5km drive to the villa. The mosaics are as the stories behind them and we were totally blown away. Do not miss this.
Written June 20, 2020
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prigby70
Manchester, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
No tour of Sicily would be complete without visiting this Roman Villa. An absolute delight. In comparison, a tour of Mount Etna and it's smouldering five shades of grey is just a tick in the box.
A general tip - before going to Sicily, do your research, pick your highlights and limit the hard miles you have to cover between them.
You are then sure to enjoy it.
Written January 9, 2020
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lina k
Crete, Greece14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Amazing views
Not to be missed
Villa Romana dei Casale is the highlight of the area
Well organised Archeological sight where you must have a guide!!
Book your guide in advance.
Exceptional mosaics

Written September 29, 2023
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
This is the beautiful city of Piazza Armerina, nearest Enna and Caltagirone, in the middle of Sicily Island. A lot of attractions.
Written November 1, 2019
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Max F
188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is the big Roman Governor's Palace. It's big. Even before you go in you can side step to look down through windows at amazing mosaics but inside, well, ditch the guide. Just take your own guide book and walk. You are going to want to go everywhere, and you can. Here there is the longest mosaic that we know of in the classical world and it is all about gathering animals for the arena. It was a different world and you need to accept that. Like going to a market in China. Anyway corridor after corridor, room after room, your eye will behold splendours. And here you can truly see the reality of the phrase, 'there is nothing new under the sun' because here you will find the female athletes wearing attire that is very close to what we have now. And not just mosaics, for here there are frescos to rival anything you have seen from the Renaissance. Make sure your trip includes this because you will never regret it.
Written February 11, 2019
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Helen M
Epsom, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
This villa, whose beautiful mosaics have been protected for aeons because they were buried under the remnants of a landslide, is one of THE most breath-taking historical sites I’ve been privileged to see. But you definitely need a professional guide to explain in detail the stories behind the scenes depicted. Of all the astonishing mosaic images on show, and there are lots, the most eye-popping is the group of female athletes now nicknamed The Bikini Girls. (Their 2-piece costumes used for sports, not sun-bathing.). Absolutely fabulous. As is the rest of the villa. It surpasses any Roman sites I’ve seen anywhere in the world. If you are visiting Sicily, this really is worth making a detour for.
Written September 16, 2018
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niteed
Havre, MT877 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
People come to Piazza Armerina to visit nearby Villa Romana del Casale and don't realize that the town is absolutely gorgeous and well worth taking the time to explore. Start in Piazza Garibaldi in the old section and head up, up, up on the narrow medieval streets until you reach the massive, magnificent duomo at the top. It's breathtaking, whether seen up close or from a distance. The nighttime view from afar is particularly stunning. The town has an abundance of churches and other gorgeous structures. There are several nice little museums and plenty of good accommodations and good food.
Written January 30, 2017
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Stevev98
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
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 isn't a tourist haven like Modica or Siracusa's Ortigia, but it is real Sicily and the people are normal Sicilians who mostly don't rely on tourists for their living. We saw a great art gallery, vegetable sellers on the street at 11pm, good wine shops, bars, restaurants and numerous active Baroque churches, not forgetting the stunning Piazza Cattedrale with the town's enormous cathedral dominating the hill. I'd recommend a stay of three nights to cover the nearby ruins and to enjoy the town's delights.
Written November 1, 2016
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BLUE5KY
Bondi, Australia29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
The historical town does not compare to many other wonderful historical towns in Sicily such as Noto or Syracusa. But so worth it just for the Villa Romano.
Written January 5, 2016
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Half8
Rome129 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
I was really disappointed of our visit to this town. We had heard nice things about it and the Villa Casale. Well the town is really the most dirties place you can find in the entire Sicily. The street are dirty, no space to walk around, everything is uphill and the people and the restaurants/caffè are not welcoming. Of every town visit in Sicily this came as a really bad surprise, like nobody takes care of the town. It could be one of the most beautiful towns to visit if the government would care, but it seems they are just fine with the situation as it is. Would pass it without a doubt!
Written November 19, 2014
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