Photo gallery

Photo gallery

The senses tell the massage room

The senses tell the monumental entrance

The late antiquity residence: locus amoenus and centre of administrative activities in the heart of Sicily

A large colonnaded portico, a place of connection between the rooms

The senses tell the frigidarium

The senses tell the Sacellum of the Lares

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

A line of armed men for an important Dominus

Solemn and majestic architecture to welcome a high-ranking commissioner

Outdoor breakfast

The layout of the rooms

A small room represents one of the activities of the thermal bath route

An eloquent symbol: the signum

The capture of wild animals for the roman amphitheatre games

The protagonists of the mosaics

The main nuclei of the Domus

The senses tell the private entrance to the spa

The protagonists of the mosaic and the military themed frescoes

Worship of the Lares

The possible celebration of a solemn event

A view of the race from the imperial gallery

The catalogue of animals

The astral interpretation of the mosaic

The Latifundium

Date Clues

The Peristyle of the Villa

Auspicious symbols and perhaps the initials of the commissioner’s name decorate the mosaic of the apsidal room

The Mansio, a stopping place

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion

High-ranking characters depicted in the mosaics of the apsidal niches of the frigidarium

Banquets and panegyrics enlivened the vast hall, against the background of a floor mosaic celebrating the feats of Hercules

The realistic depiction of a spa procession with a high-ranking female figure

A hidden meaning

The senses tell the Quadrangular Peristyle

Semi-public rooms

The senses tell the Basilica

The mansio of Philosophiana. A stopping place

The room of the seasons

A small room used as a privileged entrance to the baths

The senses tell the bi-apsed ambulatory – Corridor of the “Great Hunt”

Criteria for including Piazza Armerina in the WHL

The public and private rooms of the villa

The paths of virus, a reflection of the Dominus

The senses tell the Vestibule

The composition of the spaces

A large banquet hall

The golden age: hypotheses about the villa’s period of construction and clues

Is the profile of the dominus hidden among the scenes depicted in the mosaics?

The marble from the regions of the empire to decorate the basilica

A dialogue between mythological and realistic scenes

A day of hunting at the villa

The prestige of the dominus is revealed through the wall frescoes

An individual who has attracted the attention of scholars

The Latifundium

A chariot race, set in the circus Maximus of Rome, connects the villa to the city and centre of power

The senses tell the Bi-Apsed room

Form of greeting or ritual?

A decoration that marks time

The public rooms of the Villa

The senses tell the Tri-Apsed Triclinium

The apotheosis of Hercules

The rural sacrifice

An organic microcosm: the structure of the villa

The senses tell the room in the private apartment known as “small hunt”

The myth of Orpheus

The Mansio of Sophiana

A small room embellished with marble

The mosaics of the late antiquity residence

A royal room housed the Dominus during his audiences

A room dedicated to the sea

An official ceremony to welcome the Dominus