Photo gallery

Photo gallery

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

The catalogue of animals

Solemn and majestic architecture to welcome a high-ranking commissioner

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

The paths of virus, a reflection of the Dominus

A royal room housed the Dominus during his audiences

The public and private rooms of the villa

The Mansio of Sophiana

The prestige of the dominus is revealed through the wall frescoes

A hidden meaning

The mosaics of the late antiquity residence

Semi-public rooms

The senses tell the Bi-Apsed room

The senses tell the monumental entrance

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

A decoration that marks time

A large banquet hall

The senses tell the Quadrangular Peristyle

An eloquent symbol: the signum

The senses tell the Basilica

A small room used as a privileged entrance to the baths

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

An organic microcosm: the structure of the villa

The composition of the spaces

Outdoor breakfast

A dialogue between mythological and realistic scenes

The mansio of Philosophiana. A stopping place

The rural sacrifice

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

Form of greeting or ritual?

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

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

Criteria for including Piazza Armerina in the WHL

The senses tell the massage room

The capture of wild animals for the roman amphitheatre games

The Peristyle of the Villa

An individual who has attracted the attention of scholars

The senses tell the Tri-Apsed Triclinium

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

The senses tell the private entrance to the spa

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

The room of the seasons

A view of the race from the imperial gallery

Worship of the Lares

The senses tell the Vestibule

The layout of the rooms

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion

The Latifundium

The main nuclei of the Domus

A small room embellished with marble

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

The protagonists of the mosaics

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

The apotheosis of Hercules

The public rooms of the Villa

The Mansio, a stopping place

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

A room dedicated to the sea

The senses tell the Sacellum of the Lares

The possible celebration of a solemn event

Date Clues

The myth of Orpheus

The astral interpretation of the mosaic

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

A line of armed men for an important Dominus

A day of hunting at the villa

The protagonists of the mosaic and the military themed frescoes

An official ceremony to welcome the Dominus

The senses tell the frigidarium

The Latifundium

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