Context - The Villa

The composition of the spaces

Starting from the monumental portal and the thermal baths , we go up one level to the peristyle , through the vestibule , and then even higher to the biapsidal ambulatory of the “great hunt” that leads to the main apartments, but above all, to the most important place in the villa, the basilica . The imposing space that distinguishes it is embellished by the presence of precious marble slabs laid on the walls and floor, laid with a slight inclination to compensate for the slope of the ground. It is interesting to note that although the whole construction fits the rooms, it tends to close the spaces rather than open them outwards.This arrangement does not favour access to the surrounding landscape and is also made more evident by the tendency not to present structures on the same axis.

The Mansio, a stopping place

The room of the seasons

A decoration that marks time

A large banquet hall

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

Date Clues

The Mansio of Sophiana

The composition of the spaces

The Latifundium

The myth of Orpheus

A room dedicated to the sea

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion

The layout of the rooms

The Peristyle of the Villa

The public rooms of the Villa