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Piazza Armerina is located in central Sicily, north of the Villa Romano three kilometers and dates back to 11th century during the a Norman domination of Sicily, when the destroyed city by the Norman William I of Sicily was rebuilt and repopulated by Lombards by William II.


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Villa Romano del Casale is the Roman villas built in the 4th century and the most complex collection of Roman mosaics.


The city of Piazza Armerina is best known for Villa Romano del Casale, located just three kilometers out of town.


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There are ten bikini girls, most involved in some sort of athletic activity and this mosiac floor was placed over an earlier floor: below the upper left corner of the mosaic of the bikini girls is another floor with mosaic.


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The peristyle was the central part of the Villa Romano with access to the various part of the villa and was a trapezoidal shape measuring 40 meter, 30 meters, 38 meters, and 31 meters with 36 columns. Outside the columns are mosaics with the heads of various animals.


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Our first view of Sicily
Mount Etna
More of Mount Etna
The mountain town of Randazzo
More mountain towns
The old town of Siracusa
The Fountain of Diane
The Cathedral of Syracuse
Strolling around old town
The Greek Theatre in Syracuse
San Cataldo
More of San Cataldo
Valley of the Temples
More Valley of the Temples
Wandering north to Palermo
Palermo Cathedral
Capo Street Market in Palermo
Four Corners & Piazza Pretoria
The Fountain of Shame
Caccamo Castle
The Town of Caccamo
Food Court, Sicilian Style
Palermo Harbor
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