Itinerary B

[5]A polychromy that surprises the eyes

Though the Hellenistic-Roman quarter now has only the lowest part of the perimeter walls of the domus, at the time of Agrigentum, these houses, which now appear calm, would have been a mixture of bright colours.
The Romans loved to sumptuously decorate where they lived: the walls were adorned with fine paintings, the floors were covered with polychrome or black and white tiles that formed mosaics and even everyday utensils were brightly coloured.