Villa Romana del Casale                                                            


This Roman villa lies in the inland not far from Piazza Armerina. It lay covered by a landslide and was rediscovered in the 1950s. Its owners and its function are not known to us but there are theories that it may have been a hunting lodge or the temporary retreat of some important person. The owners must have been well-off,though.Not everybody could have afforded those luxurious floor mosaics, of which I intend to show some, e.g. those with the famous bikini girls.


The Villa




The Mosaics



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