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Villa Romana del Casale
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Agrigento Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Tour 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.
Reviewed November 11, 2013

What an outstanding example of Italian restoration and tourist site interpretation. Easy to find. We drove there from Agrigento and arrived in the afternoon with plenty of time to spend at the site. Truly magnificent and one of our all-time experiences. Parking very easy and safe. Loved it!!! Go!

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

If you are in this area of Sicily, I would absolutely recommend you make the effort to view this villa. It was built and owned by a 3rd century Roman magistrate. There is some evidence he may have had connections to the imperial family or been a provincial governor. Whatever the case, he built an impressive villa. I have done some study on Roman houses and this place helped to make all the drawings come to life. Our guide said there were some 3000 M of mosaics in the villa. You get to see almost everything and it is amazing. Of course, one of the most known mosaics are the "bikini girls". Actually it apparently is a room decorated to illustrate women doing gymnastics.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

The presentation of these mosaics is almost too perfect. They are exquisite and obviously need protecting. They say no cameras but no-one took any notice. they also asked you to be quiet but the guides were quite noisy. Well worth seeing

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Had a spare day and was looking for something to do from Taormina and this was recommended. It is a good 2 hour drive but it was worth it. We spent a good 90 minutes looking at the multiple rooms and fantastic mosaics which go on an on. The main hunting scene is around 50m in length and 3m wide and is one non-stop mosaic with incredible detail. The whole complex has had a lot of money spent on it and the buildings have been reconstructed to give you a full impression of the glory of the estate. It is a shame that they deter photos and in the height of the summer I suspect the number of visitors might detract from the impression. The car park was less than 10% full on our visit and most of the special tourist shops just outside were closed.
Under 18s get in free.

Thank daccad
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Amazing mosaic floors in this Roman villa. This site is very well kept and restored and is the largest villa I have ever been to.

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