Photo gallery

Photo gallery

A view of the race from the imperial gallery

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

A hidden meaning

Form of greeting or ritual?

The public and private rooms of the villa

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

The main nuclei of the Domus

The Latifundium

A dialogue between mythological and realistic scenes

Criteria for including Piazza Armerina in the WHL

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

The room of the seasons

The protagonists of the mosaic and the military themed frescoes

The mosaics of the late antiquity residence

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

The senses tell the Bi-Apsed room

The senses tell the Basilica

The mansio of Philosophiana. A stopping place

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion

The rural sacrifice

The senses tell the Vestibule

Semi-public rooms

The senses tell the Tri-Apsed Triclinium

The senses tell the Sacellum of the Lares

The public rooms of the Villa

A decoration that marks time

A day of hunting at the villa

The apotheosis of Hercules

The capture of wild animals for the roman amphitheatre games

The senses tell the monumental entrance

Solemn and majestic architecture to welcome a high-ranking commissioner

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

Outdoor breakfast

A royal room housed the Dominus during his audiences

A large banquet hall

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

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

An organic microcosm: the structure of the villa

A small room embellished with marble

An official ceremony to welcome the Dominus

An individual who has attracted the attention of scholars

The possible celebration of a solemn event

The senses tell the frigidarium

The myth of Orpheus

The catalogue of animals

The Latifundium

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

A room dedicated to the sea

The protagonists of the mosaics

The layout of the rooms

The Mansio, a stopping place

The paths of virus, a reflection of the Dominus

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

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

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

An eloquent symbol: the signum

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

The senses tell the Quadrangular Peristyle

The Mansio of Sophiana

The prestige of the dominus is revealed through the wall frescoes

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

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

The astral interpretation of the mosaic

The composition of the spaces

Date Clues

A small room used as a privileged entrance to the baths

Worship of the Lares

The senses tell the private entrance to the spa

The senses tell the massage room

A line of armed men for an important Dominus

The Peristyle of the Villa