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 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 (2005)
Detail of Palestrite mosaic after roof replacement
The whole room
Exterior of the villa
A cubiculum and alcove
Fishing scene from the Semi-circular Portico
Detail of the Great Hunt mosaic
Another detail from the Great Hunt mosaic
Fishing scene from a private room
One of the many animal heads in the Quadrangular Peristyle
The Triapsidal Triclinium (hopefully its roof will eventually be replaced too)
Detail from the Triapsidal Triclinium