Itinerary B
Piazza Armerina

[4] rumour mill

Can you hear the conversations between the people who, at the beginning of the 4th century AD, went to the various rooms of the Peristyle? Listen … the guards with their large, circular, colourful shields, represented in the official route, seem to come to life and pervade the entire room with a dull metallic noise. So many voices overlap…
The clientes who come to the Basilica engage in conversations with each other about the latifundium, while the servants share instructions for everything to be set up in the master’s flats. Hear … the melodic sound of a zither in the Hall of Orpheus mingles with the interplay of water produced by the sculptures adorning the large fountain in the centre of the garden.