Photo gallery

Photo gallery

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

The senses tell the monumental entrance

An individual who has attracted the attention of scholars

The mansio of Philosophiana. A stopping place

A line of armed men for an important Dominus

Solemn and majestic architecture to welcome a high-ranking commissioner

The capture of wild animals for the roman amphitheatre games

A small room used as a privileged entrance to the baths

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

Outdoor breakfast

An official ceremony to welcome the Dominus

A dialogue between mythological and realistic scenes

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

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

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

The Peristyle of the Villa

The paths of virus, a reflection of the Dominus

The mosaics of the late antiquity residence

Form of greeting or ritual?

The myth of Orpheus

Worship of the Lares

The astral interpretation of the mosaic

The senses tell the Basilica

Semi-public rooms

A large banquet hall

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

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

A hidden meaning

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

A decoration that marks time

The room of the seasons

The public rooms of the Villa

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

The apotheosis of Hercules

The catalogue of animals

The senses tell the Bi-Apsed room

An eloquent symbol: the signum

The Mansio, a stopping place

The protagonists of the mosaic and the military themed frescoes

Criteria for including Piazza Armerina in the WHL

The senses tell the Vestibule

The layout of the rooms

The rural sacrifice

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

The protagonists of the mosaics

A small room embellished with marble

The Mansio of Sophiana

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

An organic microcosm: the structure of the villa

The prestige of the dominus is revealed through the wall frescoes

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion

A view of the race from the imperial gallery

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

The composition of the spaces

A royal room housed the Dominus during his audiences

The senses tell the private entrance to the spa

The Latifundium

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

A room dedicated to the sea

The senses tell the frigidarium

Date Clues

The public and private rooms of the villa

The senses tell the Quadrangular Peristyle

The senses tell the Sacellum of the Lares

The main nuclei of the Domus

A day of hunting at the villa

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

The possible celebration of a solemn event

The Latifundium

The senses tell the Tri-Apsed Triclinium

The senses tell the massage room