Villa Romana del Casale is an artistic monument, where excavations, that started back in 1929 and are still ongoing, have revealed one of the greatest, lush and most diverse collection of Roman mosaics around the world. This is one of the must-visit places when travelling to Sicily.
The artwork and the villa date back to the 4th century AD and are definitely wonders of human making. Villa Romana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Villa Romana del Casale or Villa Rumana dû Casali as it is called in Sicilian is one of the sites that should not be ignored when you visit Sicily.
Located in the graceful small town of Piazza Armerina in the province of Enna which is found in the centre of the island of Sicily, Villa Romana del Casale can be accessed within maximum 2 hours drive from almost anywhere you are staying.
If you are in or around Palermo the drive via A19 is maximum 2 hours.
If you are in or around Siracusa the drive via A19/E932 is about one hour and a half, but if you enjoy driving off the beaten path then we would strongly suggest SS417 or SS114 where you can stop on the way to another marvellous little town of Sicily, that one of Caltagirone.
If you are in or around Catania the fastest route is via A19/E932 but again if you choose the SS417 you will also be able to visit Caltagirone.
And if you are in Taormina, it may take you a little bit longer. Again the fastest routes are the E45 to Catania and then A19/E932. But then again, for a few more minutes drive you can also have the pleasure of enjoying a visit to Caltagirone by taking just the E45 all the way.