Villa Romana del Casale: Ancient Roman Villa on a Grand Scale

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A luxurious example of Imperial Roman lifestyle, this 4th century villa sits outside Piazza Armerina just off center on the island of Sicily. Now a Unesco Heritage Site, the villa is particularly known for its amazing collection of mosaics, ranging from hunting images to bikini-clad women playing sports.

Women Athletes

The villa underwent some decline and destruction, ultimately being covered by a mudslide in the 12th century. Excavations began in the 20th century and restoration on the mosaics is still ongoing. We share here a few examples of the mosaics that we photographed on our visit there.

For more detailed information about the villa and its history, click on the Unesco link at the beginning of the blog. 125Villa del Casale57

About Custom Italy Tours

We Love Italy! My husband Larry and I, assisted by our family, operate Travel All Over, a full-service travel agency, as well as Custom Italy Tours which is focused on providing fully customized tours of Italy for individuals, families, and groups. I'm the Italian (born Geromina Ferrara), and Larry is the Italian wanna-be. We are both Italy Specialists and Larry is a CTC (Certified Travel Counselor).
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