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This is an absolute must see in Sicily - the most stunning 4th C Roman villa with mosaic floors which take your breath away. One 60 m floor with tigers, elephants and camels - like the film set of Gladiator!
It is hard to believe...More
This villa is well worth a visit as the mosaic flooring is spectacular and the best in the world. It's not too far by car from Siracusa or Agrigento. There was a thunderstorm when we visited in August but most of the site is covered...More
Our visit to the Villa Romana last week was well worth the journey from Syracusa. The number of mosaics combined with their quality is truly impressive. We were fortunate too in having an enthusiastic and well informed guide to interpret the site for us.
Very expansive group of mosaics. I spent about an hour going through it and kept up with the people I started with. My husband took almost two hours because he liked it so much and read all of the didactics. I liked it and would...More
A must-do as it offers the most impressive and best preserved mosaics in a roman villa.
Very well presented and explained as you walk through the villa. You feel being pulled back into the Roman Empire times.
Villa Romana del Casale is an ancient Roman villa built in the first quarter of the 4th century AD. e. and located about 5 km from the city of Piazza Armerina. According to one version, it belonged to Maximianus Herculius, the Roman emperor, from 306...More
The villa is in the middle of Sicily. Most visitors must arrive by car. Surely I wasn't the only one desperate for the loo when we arrived? The facilities are a five minute walk, through a "market" then up a steep-ish slope. Not a good...More
Definitely a must see on your Sicilian journey, especially if you are a Roman and Greek history buff. The mosaics are so well preserved - the long hunting hall has a beautifully preserved mosaic telling a rich story. They have done a nice job with...More