The Villa Romana del Casale may not be as well-known as other UNESCO sites in Sicily, but once you’ve seen it for yourself its magnificence and historical significance will astound you. We’ll tour the sprawling estate on Day 5 of Experience Sicily’s Savoring Sicily tour (Sept. 22 to Oct. 4).
I say, “sprawling” because so far, only 4000 square meters, or 43,055 square feet, of the early 4th-century Roman estate have been excavated. And as it is now, it’s super impressive. Here is one example of the remarkable mosaics depicting life in ancient Rome – mosaics with themes that span everything from contemporary sport, hunting, and fishing scenes to erotic imagery and illustrations of mythological tales.
I hope this one showing Roman soldiers collecting exotic animals from Africa, gives you a glimpse into what we’ll see with our private, local guide leading the way. Contact me today at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com to hop aboard our small-group, boutique tour.