Si Trova: a Patti Marina
Lat: 38° 8' 56.97405" N - Long: 14° 58' 20.08664" E
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The Roman villa of Patti is an extra-urban residence built in the 4th century AD, in Roman times.
It was destroyed by an earthquake in 400 AD, and its remains were again inhabited during the Byzantine era.
Between the 6th and 7th centuries the baths were used as burials.
The villa has an area of about 2000 square meters and the excavation works are still open; some of its walls are still in the position in which they collapsed during the earthquake of 400 AD, others have been raised.
The central part of the villa has been explored; it had a courtyard around which stood the residential area.
The villa has high artistic value mosaics in good condition.
They has been made by Sicilian or North African artists.
A small Antiquarium exhibits materials from the various phases of the villa: oil lamps, kitchen ceramics, amphorae, goldsmiths, coins, marble items and much more.
The mosaics are geometric and with animal figures and floral motifs.
The villa can be visited every day from 9:00 to 19:00 with a full ticket of 4,00 euros, reduced 2,00 euros.
It is possible to buy a single ticket to visit the Villa Romana of Patti Marina and the archaeological area of Tindari at the price of 8.00 euros in full and 4.00 euros reduced, valid for three days.
For info tel: 0941361593.
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