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Villa Romana del Casale
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We explored this famous site with a wonderful guide from Uncovered Sicily, Serena. She really brought it alive for us, and we could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, fascinating, and responsive host for the day's trip to Morgantina and Armenian. The history behind the mosaics and the people who lived and worked there is fascinating!

Thank Cheryl L
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Read a recent review that it was hard to find. I wouldn't agree with that. Signposting can be a bit hit-and-miss in Sicily but in this case we thought it was well marked on the roads. For 10 Euros pp, this has got to be one of the best VFM exhibits you will see anywhere in the world. The preservation is stunning and the effort and organisation to make it good for visitors is brilliant. Worth buying a decent guide book as it's quite complex and a lot to take in.

Thank Stewart W
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

A truly incredible insight into Roman lifestyle. The mosaics in this villa are very well preserved. Make sure to take a guide so you get all the extra stories you won't understand just by looking.

Thank Captain_Condor
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The highlight of our trip to Sicily, although finding the Villa was not easy. Sicily has some of the most amazing historical buildings in the world, but Sicily is also not the easiest place to be an independent tourist. Google maps, the car GPS, maps.me and a Michelin Guide and map of Italy still didn't make finding the Villa easy.
At least an effort is being made to preserve the mosaics with most covered and observation walkways constructed.
The villa and its mosaics are extraordinary. We had heard and researched the bikini girls but in any ways they are the last impressive mosaics in the villa. The patterned floor in the kitchen with its mistakes because it was not room visited by guests is exquisite. However the "Great Hunt" mosaic is nothing short of magnificent. There are over 3000 square metres of floor mosaics.
Much could still be done to assist visitors to further appreciate the floor displays. There are no interactive displays, nor particularly useful guides available. However the level of preservation at this time is excellent.
Not to be missed. They are the most magnificent Roman mosaics I have ever seen.

1  Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

As much as we appreciated the square kilometers of the mosaics on the floors of this ancient hunting lodge and the work put into preserving them, we couldn’t fight off the impression that the walk through the countless rooms and chambers quickly became tedious and repetitive.
The drive to the villa from wherever you start is lengthy, the roads are narrow and winding and the area is not particularly picturesque,
On the whole, we’re glad we went there and we can put it on our ‘been there, done that’ list but don’t expect too much when you get there.

Thank tosiapuccini
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