Posted by: danielfee | March 2, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 03-02-2012

Villa Romana del Casale
 
 
Villa Romana del Casale – Piazza Armerina. Sicily

Villa Romana del Casale

 

The Villa Romana del Casale, located near the town of Piazza Armerina, is an imperial mansion or a grand hunting lodge outside of town. The complex was built between the 3rd and 4th centuries when the great noble families of the Roman Empire would relax in the countryside. Designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the villa has a series of extraordinary mosaics, representing hunting scenes, imaginary creatures, natural landscapes, and bikini clad women at play in sporting events.

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