Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily (June, 2013)

The remains of this 4th century CE villa near Piazza Armerina are one of the great treasures of Sicily and indeed the world.

The famous 'bikini girls' mosaic

The famous ‘bikini girls’ mosaic

The decision to replace the villa’s old see-through roofs with opaque ones was an excellent one. It is now much easier to see (and photograph) the mosaics.

The Palestrite mosaic before the roof replacement

The Palestrite mosaic before the roof replacement (2005)

Detail of Palestrite mosaic after roof replacement

Detail of Palestrite mosaic after roof replacement

The whole room

The whole room

Exterior of the villa

Exterior of the villa

 

A cubiculum and alcove

A cubiculum and alcove

Semi-circular portico

Semi-circular portico

Fishing scene from the Semi-circular Portico

Fishing scene from the Semi-circular Portico

Detail of the Great Hunt mosaic

Detail of the Great Hunt mosaic

Another detail from the Great Hunt mosaic

Another detail from the Great Hunt mosaic

Fishing scene from a private room

Fishing scene from a private room

One of the many animals heads in the Quadrangular Peristyle

One of the many animal heads in the Quadrangular Peristyle

View of the Triapsidal Triclinium (hopefully its roof will eventually be replaced too)

The Triapsidal Triclinium (hopefully its roof will eventually be replaced too)

Detail from the Triapsidal Triclinium

Detail from the Triapsidal Triclinium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily (June, 2013)

  1. lightbox3d says:

    Awesome! I JUST blogged about this spot!

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