Lat: 37° 23' 8.364577" N - Long: 14° 22' 14.43031" E
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Walking through the streets of Piazza Armerina you seem to have a dip in the past: monuments, Renaissance and Baroque palaces, such as Palazzo Trigona and the Aragonese Castle and beautiful churches.
The medieval alleys preserve their ancient charm.
It is during the Swabian period, when Frederick II reigned, that the town became artistically enriched; such richnes have been maintained over the years thanks to the resistant stone used for the construction.
But the Villa Romana del Casale, with its magnificent mosaics, is its major tourist attraction; here archaeological excavations are carried out that help to restore the town to the history before the Norman period, lost after Piazza was razed to the ground by King William I.
Among the latest archaeological discoveries, it is worth mentioning a medieval village of vast dimensions that could identify with the primitive site of the town, as the date of the remains coincides with the time of King William I.
Further embellish Piazza Armerina the surrounding natural environment.
The Rossomanno wood is a destination for mountain bikers, trekking and excursions that can cross it thanks to specially designed paths.
What happened in Sicily: 24 June
Today we discover...
Dionigian walls of Syracuse
The most extensive boundary walls of the classical world
Mura Dionigiane di Siracusa
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Last Inserted Points
One of the most representative sites of Sambuca di Sicilia comes-back from the waters
Gnuni has 676 Points!