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  • 1 Sala della Piccola Caccia Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    strada Provinciale 15 I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    In this room in the Villa Romana del Casale, the Room of the Small Hunt, five paintings illustrate the significant moments of a hunt. In an attempt to win favour with Diana, goddess of hunting, who is depicted on a column in the centre of the second ..

  • 2 Ambulacro della Grande Caccia Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    strada Provinciale 15 I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    This immense gallery in the Villa Romana del Casale, the Corridor of the Great Hunting Scene, contains fine mosaics. On the ground an astounding hunting scene depicts panthers, lions, antelopes, boars, ostriches, camels and elephants being captured a..

  • 3 Triclinium Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    strada Provinciale 15 I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    Three semicircular exhedras open onto a large, square central hall. The central part is decorated with mosaics depicting the Twelve Labours of Hercules, for example the Hydra of Lerna, with Hercules depicted cutting off its heads. At the centre of th..

  • 4 Casale Roman Villa on Piazza Armerina Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    strada Provinciale 15 I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    The villa was built in the 3C-4C AD in a verdant valley to the south of the village of Piazza Armerina. This lavish residence, located at the heart of a vast estate, charms visitors on account of its exceptional and prodigiously lively mosaics: hunti..

  • 5 Sala del Circo Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    strada Provinciale 15 I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    This room in the Villa Romana del Casale, the Circus Room, was the bathhouse gymnasium. The mosaic decoration reproduces the setting of a circus that has been identified as the Rome's Circus Maximus. The theme illustrated here is the quadriga race th..

  • 6 Sala degli Amorini Pescatori Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    strada Provinciale 15 I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    In this room in the Villa Romana del Casale, a few cupid-like cherubs are depicted line fishing, with a harpoon and a net or playing with dolphins. The upper part of the walls shows the coast, upon which there stands a grand villa with a façade embel..

  • 7 Franciscan Complex

    Religious buildings

    v. avour I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    This 18C complex is today a hospital but it has a brick and sandstone church adorned with a campanile crowned with a conical spire in majolica. To the south side of the convent there is an attractive balcony decorated with Baroque consoles by G.V. Ga..

  • 8 Garibaldi Square (Piazza Garibaldi)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za aribaldi I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    Near to the Canicarao Palace which contains the Tourist Office, this square is flanked by the church of Fundro (1613) dedicated to St Roch and by the Town hall which dates from the 18C.

  • 9 Via Vittorio Emanuele

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. ittorio-Emanuele I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    In this street which runs from Piazza Garibaldi are two attractive churches opposite each other: the church of St Ignatius Loyola which has an attractive horseshoe staircase and the church of Sant'Anna with a curved façade. In the background stands t..

  • 10 St Andrew's Hermitage (Ermita S. Andrea)

    Religious buildings

    v. an-Andrea I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    This 12C hermitage is a little further out from the centre and not far away is the church and convent of S. Maria del Ges— (from the same period which although abandoned is worth a visit for the attractive portico topped by a loggia.

  • 11 Duomo

    Religious buildings

    P.za uomo I - 94015 Piazza-Armerina

    It is hard to miss this impressive Baroque church topped by a high dome overlooking the centre. The bell tower has Gothic-Catalan windows. The façade of the cathedral has a doorway with twisted columns and a large square window surmounted by an eagle..

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