What has always amazed visitors to the Villa del Casale, from the earliest excavations in the 19th century to the most recent restoration work, are “the superb remains of grandiose mosaics, the polychrome floors of the sumptuous villa of the late imperial age” (G.V. Gentili).
It is precisely the impressive mosaic complex that has led to the Villa’s inclusion in the list of UNESCO sites and made it one of the most important examples of the “Villa” architectural genre, which combines, on the one hand, prestigious residential features and, on the other, elements functional to productive activities, in relation to its rural location: oil cultivation, viticulture, cereal growing, livestock husbandry.
Visit to Villa Romana del Csale – ph. Paolo Barone