This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Villa Romana del Casale – Roman luxury villa in Sicily

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Peristyle in Villa Romana del Casale
Peristyle in Villa Romana del Casale | Autor: Jos Dielis / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

In Sicily, about 5 km from the city of Piazza Armerina, are the remains of a luxurious Roman villa, Villa Romana del Casale. This place is unusual because many beautiful mosaics have been preserved. The monument has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The building was built in the 3rd-4th century CE and it was a real residence of ancient times. The house consisted of about 50 rooms, thermal baths, gyms, and a large internal courtyard. The house was certainly part of a large lot of money on the island.

The house was either permanently inhabited by the owner or it was a summer house. The building was largely destroyed, probably by the Vandals; then it was still in partial use. In the 12th century, there was a landslide that covered the villa.

According to scientists, a huge amount of floor mosaics with a total area of 3500 m2 has survived to our times.

IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

If you like the content that I collect on the website and that I share on social media channels I will be grateful for the support. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server.



Find out more!

Check your curiosity and learn something new about the ancient world of the Romans. By clicking on the link below, you will be redirected to a random entry.

Random curiosity

Random curiosity

Discover secrets of ancient Rome!

If you want to be up to date with newest articles on website and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent each Saturday.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Subscribe to newsletter

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: