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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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Beautifully baroque style

Piazza Armerina is a beautifully baroque sculptured city, situated within narrow streets and the most natural peripherals, with mosaic decorations and friendly residents. Take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janine M
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Malta
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Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Piazza Armerina is a beautifully baroque sculptured city, situated within narrow streets and the most natural peripherals, with mosaic decorations and friendly residents. Take time to walk in its streets to feel the tranquility of the place, spend time within its boundaries to view the pictureque atmosphere and dream of experience the beautiful palaces that inhabit this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very picturesque hill town with narrow winding streets, helpful locals, baroque buildings etc.... one way system better to park in a suitable place and walk round. We chose to stay outside the centre on the surrounding hills.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been privileged to see Roman ruins throughout Western Europe and Great Britain but nothing compares to the beauty of these mosaics. The site is easily navigated in platforms so you can fully view floors. The tiled floors look more like tapestries than floors. This is a "must see" site worthy of any bucket list.

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Rabat, Malta
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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Reviewed 30 January 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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Reviewed 31 December 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, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 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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Reviewed 31 October 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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Reviewed 30 October 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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Reviewed 24 October 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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