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Villa Romana del Casale
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Full Day Tour to Villa Romana del Casale from Palermo
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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.
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This house owned by a Roman was built between 330AD and 360AD. It is really big and each room had the most amazing mosaics. They are worth a trip. 37,000 feet of mosaics. And they are so well done. Really liked it

Visited May 2013
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“The best roman mosaics "a must see in Sicily "”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I was advised by an Italian friend to visit and could not believe the quality and number of rooms preserved with such beautiful mosaics.this really is a must see for anyone with an interest in Roman history.the scale of the villa in itself is quite amazing with such a variety of themes.i wish I was more knowledgable on the subject but having collected Roman coins I couldn't help linking them to the villa of the same period.
You can't help transporting yourself back in time as you wander around,so impressive are the stories told in this incredible place.

Visited July 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

If you have any interest in Roman history, you have to go. The artistic quality of the mosaics, the sheer amount of them, the opulence of what is really a palace rather than a villa - all these things had me so entranced that I went for a second visit the next day. The fact that these ancient mosaics have survived for nearly 1700 years, many of them intact, is truly miraculous. Go early - hardly anyone was there at 9am. After lunch a lot of coachloads had arrived, and it was a bit too hot too. Don't miss this!

Visited June 2013
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“Stunning mosaics intact in Roman Villa”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is one of Sicily's top 3 sights. This Roman Villa was preserved for centuries as it was covered by mud from a landslide so all the original mosaics are still in place in the different rooms and in a huge hall. One of the world's most famous mosaics - girls in bikinis playing with a ball - can be found here.
The most impressive aspect is that you can see a complete villa with mosaics in every room. The majority of mosaics in other countries from the Roman era have been damaged, or taken into a museum setting, for example the Roman mosaics at the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Here you can admire the mosaics in their original setting. Exquisite!

Visited August 2012
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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“Spectacular mosaics”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The mosaics are really spectacular. We arrived at 9:30 hoping to avoid the crowds, but the tour buses arrive soon after we did so it was pretty crowded on the walkways above the mosaics. The signage is good and in English

There are many signs advising No Photos but that seems to be largely ignored.

We spent about 2 ½ hours there and that included beverages and a snack in the café.

Visited June 2013
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