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Villa Romana del Casale

Strada Provinciale 90, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0935 684148
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Strada Provinciale 90, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So happy we took the time this trip to visit the Villa and the incredible mosaics. I had heard about it before but was blown away by the size of the villa and the quality of the artifacts. So glad we took the time to...More

Thank RobinLovesToTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in del Casale for an afternoon stop during a tour pf Sicily and found this villa to be one of the highlights of our trip. The mosaics are breathtaking and very well preserved. There is ongoing work on the site to preserve and...More

Thank DaveL300
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well preserved and entertaining trip through Roman culture via this villa with incredible mosaics. The life of a Roman aristocrat is remarkably understood through these remarkable ruins. Not to be missed if you're in the area.

Thank TeddyD673
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mosaics are stunning in their variety and preservation. It only takes an hour and a half or so to drive here from central Catania, and the scenery is lovely. Note that the site closes at 4 PM in the winter (not 6 PM as...More

1  Thank Esker4
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This large villa probably from the late 2nd century AD has exceptional floor and wall mosaics. Well preserved and maintained. It is worth a side trip to see the these surviving mosaics from the Roman period. The number of mosaics is astonishing as they go...More

1  Thank Bear H
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This should not be missed for anyone traveling to Sicily and should be on ever world traveler's list as a destination. The mosaics were jaw dropping and more extensive than we expected. And, as we are traveling off season we practically had them to ourselves....More

Thank wendyws
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Well and truly worth a visit. Do not be put off by the parking arrangements and restaurants/facilities onsite. Just expect to pay over the top for poor quality... once you're through to the main site, try to immerse yourself into a world that exited c2000...More

2  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We had planned a two-centre approach to staying on Sicily, the first half being our stay in Taormina and using that town as a base to explore the east and south of the island, and then we would drive to Palermo and use that town...More

1  Thank TimWandMelG
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Our group stopped in for a tour of the Villa. This place is spectacular and a must see in this part of Sicily. A good tour guide is very helpful to understand the story of the Villa. This is a very good stop!

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This villa contains 43 rooms all decorated with amazing mosaics depicting scenes from Roman life. The largest are reached by an elevated walkway so you can look down at the decorated floors and walls. There are small cards at intervals which give brief explanations of...More

Thank Dorothy W
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8 August 2017|
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Response from ap_dsk | Reviewed this property |
Read only now, alas! Usually the tourist information centres may help you out.
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5 August 2017|
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Response from Rob_and_Kate_Scotia | Reviewed this property |
I don't know definitely but all the rooms are under cover and are viewed from a walkway so, unless there is preservation work ongoing, there would be no reason to close anything. It's definitely worth going - the mosaics are... More
29 May 2017|
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Response from annesof70 | Reviewed this property |
It costs 10 Euros and is well worth it!