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.
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.