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“Best Roman mosaics in the World”

Villa Romana del Casale
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Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This 3rd-century Roman villa features more than 40 beautiful mosaic floors, making it one of the most cherished open-air museums in the region.
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The new buildings are finally completed providing a stunning impression of the scale of the so-called hunting lodge. The mosaics are the real reason to visit...they are simply the greatest display of ancient mosaic pavements in the World.

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We loved touring this extensive Roman hunting villa. Elevated walkways provide optimal viewing of the many rooms with their spectacular floor mosaics. Most mosaics were well preserved due to a flood which buried them under several feet of mud. It is billed as the most exceptional Roman mosaics in the world – and we can believe it. Not to be missed.

Thank Pat E
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Visit as early as possible, or else you encounter busloads of visitors. it gets very hot inside the later you come for your visit.
The mosaics are well- displayed. When i visited work to uncover more of the mosaics was in process, but my pictures came out well nevertheless.

Thank Maren K
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

I was very excited to find out that, after years of renovations, all the rooms in the Roman Villa were open for viewing. As other reviewers have said, the Italian and English explanations of each room were helpful so a guide was unnecessary. Even though I took pictures of mosaics in most rooms, I bought an informative guide book by Guiseppedi Giovanni, from one of the vendors on the way into the entrance of the Villa. I've enjoyed referring to this guide book once we got home. The mosaics with different subject matter and/or geometric design in each room was mind boggling. We arrived shortly after noon on a Sunday and only had one bus tour group ahead of us. We waited a little while and then we did not feel rushed as we looked in each room. We're glad we were able to stay for two hours at which time we met the taxi we prearranged to take us back to Piazza Armerina. We visited many sites in Sicily for 16 days. I found this to be the most interesting site we saw.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We really enjoyed Villa Romana. All the sections were well-laid out and gave a very good impression of how the ancient Roman upper class lived. We were here in November-off peak- so I wonder what it would be like in the summer, but the crowds were not too imposing.

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