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Address: Piazza Armerina, 94015 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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A must to visit

Although it is a bit far from CATANIA you can easily get a coach from near the train station and get there in 90 min.It takes about 2 hours to visit the whole area and after you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is a bit far from CATANIA you can easily get a coach from near the train station and get there in 90 min.It takes about 2 hours to visit the whole area and after you can have a nice coffee in the restaurant close bye. The only problem is that there is no transport from where the coach... More 

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Havre, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

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... More 

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Sannat, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Great old town with cute little houses and amazing views. Very old buildings with interesting history. The Palio held every year from the 13 till the 14 of August is a highlight.

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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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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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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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