Itinerary B
Piazza Armerina

[5] A didactic scene

So many people stand out in this small room’s floor mosaic! However, not all of them have the same importance: one in particular seems to attract our attention because of their muscular build. They certainly devoted a lot of time to their self care through constant training and massages. The room, which seems to be a passageway to the warmer areas of the baths due to its size, must have been used to massage clients in search of well-being. The man, whose face is unfortunately not visible, could have been the dominus of the villa! The people surrounding him are young servants, almost all equipped with specific objects used for massaging: a bucket containing the cream, a cruet for the ointment and the strigil.