Tour of the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina

For all history and art lovers Evolved Guide recommends the tour of the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina with our certified local tourist guide. Immersed in a true natural paradise, the Villa Romana del Casale is known worldwide for the magnificence of its mosaics and the excellent state of conservation in which they have come to us. It represents one of the most important evidence of the Roman civilization in Sicily; it is so precious that it is protected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a huge house that belonged to very powerful personalities from the Roman Empire, perhaps the Praefectus Urbi, the Governor of Rome. The structure was made in the late antiquity period, the 4th century AD, and it’s composed by four buildings on three levels. Our authorized guide will tell you the history and the secrets of one of the most important tourist destinations in Sicily. The peculiarity of this villa, which makes it unique in the world, is that all the rooms are paved/floored with extraordinary polychrome mosaics that extend for 3,500 square meters and that tell many stories, including some scenes of daily life of a aristocratical family, such as for example the famous mosaic of the «bikini girls». But surely the most impressive mosaics are those of “the Great Hunt”: it is a corridor 66 m long and 5 m wide fully paved with mosaics representing some scenes of capture and transport of wild beasts from all over the known world, from Morocco to India; the animals represented were those that were then used in the great shows, the so-called venationes, which took place in performance venues such as the Colosseum. On our Evolved Guide platform, the tour of the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina is customized by each of our local guides according to the itineraries, durations, departure times, prices and offers. Search among the proposals and choose the tourist guide that’s right for you. Go home with a unique experience: choose Evolved Guide.

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