Si Trova: presso Piazza Armerina
Lat: 37° 21' 53.96049" N - Long: 14° 20' 2.530002" E
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The Roman villa of Casale in Piazza Armerina is rightly considered one of the wonders of Sicily.
It is an ancient dwelling dating back to the late Roman period, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Its area is approximately 3500 square meters and is full of beautiful, world-famous mosaics.
Who made them came particularly from Africa and Rome.
The villa was part of a system of large estates, ruled by powerful Roman families who went there to hunt or simply for a vacation, and continued to be inhabited even after the fall of the Roman empire; the Arabs worshiped it, but in Norman times it was partially destroyed.
The villa was finally completely covered by an avalanche of mud from the Mangone mountain.
The archaeological excavations have unearthed it with its galleries, peristyles, courtyards and thermal environments arranged on different levels.
The mosaics are truly remarkable and depict various scenes; the mosaics with the chariot races, the famous scene of young girls in bikinis, the mosaic of the great hunt and the one depicting a theatrical scene with actors who interpret the parts of Ulysses and Polyphemus; Finally, a cubicle with an erotic scene is particularly beautiful.
The villa is open every day, including holidays.
During summer time the ticket office is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; the gate is closed at 19:00.
During the solar hour the ticket office is open from 9:00 to 16:00 and the gate is closed at 17:00.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the months of July and August the ticket office closes at 11.00 pm and the gate closes at 11.30 pm.
The entrance ticket costs 10.00 euros.
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