The Roman Villa & Caltagirone
Near Piazza Armerina is the Roman Villa del Casale. It has probably the most extensive and spectacular mosaics of the late Roman era anywhere in the world. North African art influenced style, both in composition and the choice of colorful polychrome materials.
It has probably the most extensive and spectacular mosaics of the late Roman era anywhere in the world
It is the tremendous variety of styles that make the mosaics so intriguing. Mythological scenes, animals and birds, hunting and music. The owners lived in luxury. The villa had its own private thermae, a reception hall, large restrooms and living rooms.
What to expect
Pick up by your private Guide Driver at your hotel. Enjoy a pleasant drive trough the extensive orange plantation area “Piana di Catania” and the wheat fields in the center of the island.
Arrive in PIAZZA ARMERINA to visit the well preserved ROMAN VILLA from the 3rd Century. Which is among the most luxurious of its kind. Giving an interesting insight into Roman life at the time. It is especially noteworthy for the richness and excellent quality of the mosaics which decorate almost every room. The mosaics include a long hunting scene, the famous sporting “bikini girls”. And many classical and geometrical examples. On the way back we’ll stop in CALTAGIRONE. A baroque town and the capital of ceramic production in Sicily.
Drop off at your hotel.
The baroque town Caltagirone is situated on three hills with tortuous streets and dramatic vistas
It is a lively city, above all known for its production of ceramics. They have been used for centuries to decorate the most unexpected places, houses, balconies, public and private parks, churches, streets and squares. The typical colors of local pottery reflect the colors of Sicily: blue, sage green and yellow.