Hall of the private apartment know as the diæta of the "small hunt"

The rural sacrifice

A rural sacrifice takes place in the middle of the second register of the floor mosaic
Some characters are depicted in front of a statue of Diana , the goddess of hunting. One of them, evidently of high rank due to the details of his purple clothing adorned by stripes and orbs , offers the deity incense or resin in the brazier of a quadrangular altar; a ritual to gain favour for the hunting activity about to begin. At his side, two young men watch the scene, leading a horse by the reins, while a boy holds a dog at bay. Scenes of rural sacrifice were frequent for the decoration of many private residences.

The composition of the spaces

The myth of Orpheus

Date Clues

The Latifundium

The Mansio, a stopping place

A large banquet hall

The public rooms of the Villa

A decoration that marks time

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion

The Peristyle of the Villa

The layout of the rooms

The Mansio of Sophiana

A room dedicated to the sea

The room of the seasons

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica