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Address: Piazza Armerina, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
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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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LOVELY HISTORIC CENTRE

Like a lot of people we used Piazza Armerina as an overnight stay so we could visit Villa Romana del Casale, however, the city deserves to be looked at more closely, it has a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like a lot of people we used Piazza Armerina as an overnight stay so we could visit Villa Romana del Casale, however, the city deserves to be looked at more closely, it has a lovely historical centre and the people here are extremely friendly, wish we had stayed longer to explore more of the city, will have to come back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful city of sicily ...surrounded by the wheat and spelt fields that have fed the roman army it is full of signs of the so different cultures that have settled in this place along hundreds of years. Take a walk through the small streets using a guide book then take the full afternoon to visit the... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

You can soak up Italianess in this town. Good photos can be taken from the autostrada.Very steep in places.

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This site has got to be seen, words are just not enough to show this off. See pictures. The best Iv ever seen.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It isn't easy to get to Piazza Armerina -- but oh my, the journey is so worth it. What an astonishing archaeological site with some of the most remarkable Roman mosaics still in existence! The floor mosaics detailing the capture of wild animals in Africa, their shipment to Italy, and their display in the Coliseum are exceptional. The ramps and... More 

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

These are the most awesome mosaiques I have seen. There are built gangways above the huge mosaiques so you easily can watch them. I did not know before I enterede how huge these mosaiques were - and the excellent quality!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Roman villa here is quite outstanding. It is the largest we have ever visited and the mosaics are superb . The subject matter if the capture of animals fir the arena is gruesome but the artistry I'd to be admired. The only drawback was the volume of visitors . We had a guide with a microphone which was very... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

It is easy to get lost in the maze of streets but is incredibly atmospheric. Lots of churches, good restaurants, free galleries etc. The medieval part of the town is very quaint, with narrow streets opening onto picturesque piazzas. There is a steep walk up to the cathedral but the view is worth the walk. It is well worth an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Like many tourists, we were on our way to the Villa Romana del Casale when we stopped to give Piazza Armerina the once over and I am very glad that we did. Most of the the interesting buildings in the town have been well described by other reviewers, but I want to draw your attention to the Jesuit College library... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Very well worth visiting - easily negotiated small city on foot although some of the narrow streets are steep. Well worth a visit.

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