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Piazza Armerina

The mosaics of Piazza Armerina, intact treasures from the past, to us with a timeless beauty.

Tour Info

Duration About 9 hours
Departure Time Suggested at 9:00 am

Tour Description

We start our journey to Piazza Armerina. The Villa Romana del Casale Sicily, it is a luxurious ancient roman villa that dates back around the third or fourth century AD, with mosaic floors of exceptional size and artistic beauty. Recently Sicily Roman Villa recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. In the 20s’, 30s’ and 40s’ of the last century were carried out the first surveys and excavations of the 50s’ when it was revealed in a comprehensive way around the monument . The Villa Romana of Casale consists of four groups of rooms with galleries, thermal environments. It is a huge complex building in which appears a pleasant movement of winding on  different levels. The villa is more than 3,500 square meters of mosaic floors. It offers the most unique and extensive text known of mosaic decoration. The fidelity reproduction of the figures of trade fairs and exotic animals have suggest that they have been made by African artists .The majority of the Villa Armerina panels are polychrome and feature a wide range of subjects. There are  mythological scenes of everyday life, game hunting, feasts in honor of the gods ,circus games, grape harvest that  alternate with geometric decorations incorporating medals stars and patterns in beautiful  rainbow colors. All the pictures of the Villa del Casale Sicily are characterized by an incredible sense of movement and action that makes them all vivid and real. The Roman Villa is centered on the peristyle, where the main and private rooms were organized. The entrance is via the atrium from the west, the thermal baths are located to the northwest, on the east there are private room and service rooms, on the south rooms containing the elliptical persistyle service room and a grand dining room. It is somewhat unusual as it is organized along three major axes.
The different orientations of the parts of the villa form a single structure. After the beautiful day in ancient roman Villa of Casale we return back to the hotel.