Piazza Armerina

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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, Singapore723 contributions
Brilliant masterpiece and thoughtful preservation
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
Stunning
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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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,852 contributions
Piazza Armerina 🇮🇹
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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Jill A
103 contributions
A beautiful old town.
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is the sort of town I love, it has a modern part and a higgledy piggledy "centro storico" where you can wander about and get lost and pass by the people who live and work there. Piazza Armerina is a bit worn down in places but you know I prefer it to Ortigia in Syracuse, where we went before coming here, even if it's not so "presentable" as it isn't so touristy. I think most people just come here to visit the Roman Villa which is a few kilometres away but it was nice to spend a day in the town too. The Duomo was beautiful outside and in. Maybe I shouldn't give Piazza Armerina a good review, so lots of people don't come and spoil it, but it would probably not appeal to some, as it isn't full of souvenir shops and finding your way around the little maze of up and down narrow streets leaves you a bit dizzy. So please don't come unless you can appreciate it as it is and let's not ruin it!!
Written September 26, 2019
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steve z
Nashville, TN887 contributions
Great view
Sep 2019 • Couples
A great. View of a mountain top town and church. Visible from may sides. Amazing winding street going down towards Roman villa mosaics.
Written September 21, 2019
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27Ruben27
San Juan, Puerto Rico743 contributions
Close to Villa Romana del Casale
May 2019
Piazza Armerina is a small town located close to Villa Romana del Casale. Nice detour to view the town, church, etc.
Written September 18, 2019
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Surrey 13
London, UK1,050 contributions
Very picturesque
Sep 2019 • Friends
A very pretty town located on a hill . Well worth a visit for a couple of hours. The palace with its mosaic is faboulous
Written September 9, 2019
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Mayatravels
Bellevue, WA422 contributions
The most amazing mosaics
Jul 2019 • Friends
Come here for some of the most amazing Roman mosaics in the world. Fascinating place, and best to have some type of guidance (guide or audio) to explain the symbols and stories. Allow at least an hour or more just to see the main building. The town is charming but not the main draw.
Written July 17, 2019
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ladyzire
Temecula, CA669 contributions
Quaint little town
Jun 2019 • Solo
Fir such a small town they are known for some very special sights. The Roman Casale is a myst see and spectacular. The town is known as the town of 100 churches. They are true works of art. The town is working on bringing more tourists to the area to proudly share what they have to offer. I found the people of Piazza Armerina to be very warm and welcoming.
Written July 3, 2019
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Stuart W
Moruya, Australia21 contributions
Come for the mosaics, stay for the town
Jun 2019
There were two attractions for us with Piazza Armerina, the mosaics in the Roman Villa and the town itself. The mosaics were easily the best I have ever seen, the scale of the place breathtaking. The viewing is well planned through a combination of elevated walkways above the original walls and some ground level places so you can experience that point of view as well. Get there early to avoid the tour buses.
The town itself is not a top tourist spot and for us that was the best bit. There were all the 'sights' you expect in Sicilian hillside towns- the Norman castle ruins, amazing views over the valleys. crazy baroque churches, simple Romanesque chapels, narrow pedestrian streets, lovely squares, all in a proper working town. We spent two nights here and it wasn't enough.
Written July 2, 2019
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