Our GPS had been badly programmed (wrong street), so we almost got into trouble arriving in Piazza Armerina. But we visited Morgantina and the Villa Romana del Casale from there. We also found a couple of nice restaurants.
1 View of the town of Piazza Armerina from our B&B, la Casa sulla Collina
2 They love cats in that B&B.
3 Big 'uns and wee 'uns
4 Playing kittens
5 Hilltop near Villa Romana del Casale
6 The Villa Romana del Casale. part of a Roman estate from the 3rd-4th centuries, possesses many well-preserved floor mosaics. It was buried by a flood of mud in the 12th century and so preserved hidden until the 19th century.
7 Circus hall with chariot-race mosaics
8 Circus hall
9 Animal mosaics
10 Many floors are paved with mosaics of animal heads.
11 Ionic columns in the atrium
12 Hunting scenes
13 Fishing scenes
14 Rabbit hiding in a bush
15 Boar hunt
16 An elephant
17 A boat
18 A rhinoceros
19 Men and cattle
20 A lion killing and antelope
21 Cupids fishing
22 Tropical trees
23 The site of Morgantina has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. It was settled by people from Latium around 1000 BCE, then settled by Greeks and Romans. View overlooking the Agora, with the market in the middle.
24 Market and stalls
25 Remains of hillside residential quarter
26 Amazing landscape to the east and north
27 The theater, constructed at the end of the 4th century BCE
28 The theater steps could seat about 1000 spectators.
29 Theater seen across the agora
30 Market and theater
31 These steps divided the agora
32 Curious landscape, with rocky ridges pushing up through gentle hills