Apsidal hall known as diæta di Orfeo

A room dedicated to music

The depiction of Orpheus often features in the mosaic decorations of the ancient Mediterranean, underlining the divine function of the Thracian poet.
Compared to other rooms, this almost square room was used, according to some scholars, for summer banquets or receiving guests, or even listening to music. It has elements that distinguish it from other spaces in the late antiquity domus.The location on a raised floor above that of the portico, the pair of columns with grey marble shafts and Corinthian capitals and the marble slabs with which the walls were covered, emphasise the receiving role that this room must have had, inserted within the villa’s public route.Further decorative elements include the presence of a partly reconstructed quadrangular fountain and an apse that held a statue that can be traced back to the typology of a Lycean Apollo , which resurfaced during the excavations.

A decoration that marks time

The Peristyle of the Villa

The room of the seasons

The composition of the spaces

The public rooms of the Villa

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

Date Clues

The Mansio of Sophiana

The layout of the rooms

The Mansio, a stopping place

A large banquet hall

The myth of Orpheus

A room dedicated to the sea

The Latifundium

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion