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Guided Tours

Guided Tour of Villa Romana del Casale di Piazza Armerina with Skip-The-Line Entry

€39
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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2 hr.
  • Discover the luxurious Villa Romana del Casale di Piazza Armerina, famous for the quality of its mosaics and inimitable frescos, on this 2-hour guided tour.
  • Bypass the long entry lines and gain quick access to the villa with an English and Italian-speaking guide.
  • Learn about the 4 sections of the villa, including a spa complex, and the magnificent mosaic interiors spread across 48 rooms.
  • End with a visit to the private apartments of the Domina and Dominus of the Roman Empire.
  • Discover the luxurious Villa Romana del Casale di Piazza Armerina, famous for the quality of its mosaics and inimitable frescos, on this 2-hour guided tour.
  • Bypass the long entry lines and gain quick access to the villa with an English and Italian-speaking guide.
  • Learn about the 4 sections of the villa, including a spa complex, and the magnificent mosaic interiors spread across 48 rooms.
  • End with a visit to the private apartments of the Domina and Dominus of the Roman Empire.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour guided tour of Villa Romana del Casale di Piazza Armerina
  • Skip-the-line entry to the villa
  • Expert English and Italian-speaking guide
  • Tip: As it will take you 2 hours to see the entire villa, it's recommended that you wear comfortable footwear.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Villa Romana del Casale | Sicilian Villa's Magnificent Mosaics

Look no further than an ancient Roman villa to witness glory, splendor and opulence. Enter Villa Romana del Casale, a Sicilian relic of the Imperial age, known for its intricate mosaic art. This resplendent villa in Piazza Armerina is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Why Visit Romana del Casale?

  • Stunning mosaics: Even with recent restoration efforts, the villa has withstood the vagaries of the weather to showcase its interiors — identified by its unique mosaic art crafted — most probably — by African mosaic artists.
  • Historical significance: The Romans used villas like this to signify their might and power. Through its detailed architectural choices, Villa Romana del Casale is testament to Roman glory at its zenith.
  • Scenic advantage: This villa demonstrates how the ruling class exploited rural landscapes to construct luxurious living spaces. View the surrounding locales of Piazza Armerina and soak in rustic beauty at its best.
  • Recent restoration efforts: The villa regained prominence after the 1950s, and active attempts were made to reinstate its former glory. Wooden roofing has now ensured that the beautiful mosaics are protected from the elements. 

What to see at Villa Romana del Casale

Mosaics
Peristyle
Baths

 The impeccable detailing that is the defining feature of these mosaics showcases the life and times of the ruling Romans in their heyday. Scenes from hunting, games, etc. from ancient history make its way into the 21st century. Popular mosaics include The Great Hunt, the Vestibule of Polyphemus, Room of Children Hunting, etc.

This segment of the villa is a covered courtyard. The peristyle displays domestic and wild animal heads, which is one of its distinguishing features. It also has a fountain in the center with a statue inside. 

 Situated to the north-west of the peristyle, the bath showcases a mosaic of the lady of the house entering the bath with her two children. It also presents slaves carrying the clothes and instruments used for baths during that period. 

Plan Your Visit to Villa Romana del Casale

Timings
Getting There
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26 March - 28 October 2023. 9 AM - 7 PM. 

1 July 2023 - 30 September. 8 PM - 11 PM, with last admission at 10 PM.

29 October 2023 - 30 March 2024. 9 AM - 5 PM, with last admission at 4 PM.

Free entry on:

  • First sunday of every month
  • March 8, Women’s Day
  • March 10, in memory of Sebastiano Tusa
  • April 25, Liberation Day
  • June 2, Republic Day
  • November 24, National Unity and Armed Forces Day

During the year, on special occasions, other days of free admission may be established.

Address: SP90, 94015 Piazza Armerina EN, Italy

Find on map

By train: The nearest stop is Enna station
By Bus: There are no direct buses to the Villa; however, there are buses to Piazza Armerina. From there, you can take a 20-minute walk to the villa, or a taxi for €5. 
By Drive: There is a parking facility near the entrance of the Villa. The fee is charged hourly.

  • Restrooms
  • Audio guides
  • Snack bar 
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Ticket counter
  • Parking
  • Book in advance: To ensure less waiting time, book online in advance. 
  • Consider a guided tour: Tour the villa with an English and Italian expert guide who can share historical insights on the structure. 
  • Dress appropriately: While spring and autumn are pleasant, summers and winters can be extreme. Further, wear comfortable shoes as you might need to walk quite a bit, depending on the tour chosen.
  • Stay hydrated: Carry your own bottle or water. Alternatively, you can purchase one from the snack bar.

The villa has a cafeteria inside where light refreshments are available. Besides this, there are other nearby restaurants to explore.

  • Trattoria Ruota: This restaurant is about a 5-minute drive from the villa in Piazza Armerina. Trattoria Ruota serves traditional Sicilian cuisine.
  • SiciliArteGusto: With a selection of fine wines, Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, SiciliArteGusto has a relaxed and cozy ambience.
  • Ristorante Pizzeria Pepito: With vegan and vegetarian options alongside traditional Italian fare, Pizzeria Pepito is a great place to visit after an exciting tour.

  • Archaeological Area of Morgantina: Morgantina is a unique city in Sicily — it is still being excavated. The portions visible to the public include the structures from the Hellenistic age. 
  • Archaeological Museum of Aidone: This museum displays the artifacts of Morgantina. Full ticket prices to this museum are €6, but combined tickets with the Villa reduce it to €3.
  • Piazza Armerina City and Territory Museum | Trigona Palace: The erstwhile Trigona palace was acquired by the regional administration of the Sicilian cultural heritage to build a museum of the city. 
  • Interdisciplinary Regional Museum of Enna: The museum displays artifacts from prehistory to life in the middle ages. It displays evidence of the early contact established between the Greeks and the Romans. Entry to the museum is free.

Frequently Asked Questions About Villa Romana del Casale

How much is a ticket to the Villa Romana del Casale?

The regular fee is €10 for adults. It is €5 for people between the ages of 18 and 24. For teachers, students, and the disabled, entry is free.

How do I book tickets to Villa Romana del Casale?

You can book the tickets at the counter or in advance online. However, online booking is recommended to skip the queues and bypass long lines.

Why should I book the tickets online?

Skip the queue and get ahead with pre-booked tickets. Benefit from an expert English and Italian speaking guide to get the most out of your trip.

What do Villa Romana del Casale tickets include?

The ticket offers a 2-hour guided tour of Villa Romana del Casale di Piazza Armerina, direct entry to the villa, and an expert English and Italian-speaking guide.

Are ticket discounts available?

It is €5 for people between the ages of 18 and 24. For teachers, students, and the disabled, entry is free.

Can I skip the line with pre-booked tickets?

Yes, you can. We strongly recommend pre-booking tickets so you can proceed to your tour as soon as you get there.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you cancel before 48 hours of the scheduled trip, you are eligible for a full refund.

What are the opening times of the Villa Romana del Casale?

Currently (until 30 September 2023), Villa Romana del Casale can be visited from 8 PM to 11 PM, last admission at 10 PM.

How long does it take to complete the Villa Romana del Casale tour?

The full tour takes 1.5 hours to complete.