The Villa Romana del Casale
A unique fit all
The Roman structure, of the late imperial era, for its exceptional wealth of architectural and decorative elements, It has become particularly important object within the program to protect and enhance the heritage of the region of Sicily, whose management is now entrusted to the Archaeological Park of Villa Romana del Casale and the archaeological sites of Piazza Armerina and neighboring municipalities, Administration Regional Institute of Cultural Heritage.
The Ville, protected by UNESCO 1997, It belonged to a member of the Roman senatorial aristocracy, perhaps a governor of Rome (Grand Prix); according to some scholars was, instead, built and expanded on direct imperial patronage. For its beauty and complexity, It can be considered one of the most significant examples of representative dwelling compared to other contemporary Western Roman. The high profile of his patron is celebrated, eloquently, through an iconographic program, stylistically influenced by African culture, that unfolds, with compositional richness, in a multitude of public character and private environments.