Photo gallery

Photo gallery

The paths of virus, a reflection of the Dominus

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

The astral interpretation of the mosaic

The capture of wild animals for the roman amphitheatre games

A large banquet hall

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

A hidden meaning

The room of the seasons

A royal room housed the Dominus during his audiences

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

The senses tell the massage room

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

Criteria for including Piazza Armerina in the WHL

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

The myth of Orpheus

The senses tell the Tri-Apsed Triclinium

The senses tell the Quadrangular Peristyle

The senses tell the private entrance to the spa

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

The mansio of Philosophiana. A stopping place

The Latifundium

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

The composition of the spaces

Semi-public rooms

Solemn and majestic architecture to welcome a high-ranking commissioner

Date Clues

A line of armed men for an important Dominus

The public and private rooms of the villa

The senses tell the Bi-Apsed room

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion

A small room used as a privileged entrance to the baths

An individual who has attracted the attention of scholars

A room dedicated to the sea

The senses tell the Vestibule

The senses tell the monumental entrance

The senses tell the frigidarium

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

The layout of the rooms

A view of the race from the imperial gallery

An organic microcosm: the structure of the villa

The catalogue of animals

The Mansio, a stopping place

The apotheosis of Hercules

A small room embellished with marble

Outdoor breakfast

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

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

The main nuclei of the Domus

The senses tell the Basilica

A dialogue between mythological and realistic scenes

An eloquent symbol: the signum

The protagonists of the mosaics

A day of hunting at the villa

Worship of the Lares

The prestige of the dominus is revealed through the wall frescoes

The Peristyle of the Villa

The Mansio of Sophiana

A decoration that marks time

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

Form of greeting or ritual?

The senses tell the Sacellum of the Lares

The mosaics of the late antiquity residence

The rural sacrifice

The Latifundium

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

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

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

The possible celebration of a solemn event

An official ceremony to welcome the Dominus

The protagonists of the mosaic and the military themed frescoes

The public rooms of the Villa