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Mosaics of Piazza Armerina / the hunting scenes

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The Villa Romana del Casale is one of the most famous monuments in Sicily. The remains of this building are located 4 km from Piazza Armerina, a small town in the Sicilian hinterland. Since 1997, Villa Romana del Casale has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List, making it one of the many monuments that Sicily can boast among the humanity’s heritage. Furthermore, the Villa is now one of the oldest preserved buildings in Sicily. The building has more than 3500 square meters of mosaic paving. However, the building is known also because of its columns, statues, capitals and coins, which every year attract thousands of visitors. Originally, it was said that the Villa belonged to a wealthy Roman family of IV BC; however, according to more recent studies, the Villa belonged either to an important Roman governor or, even, to Massimo Erculeo, a very powerful Roman official. However, certainly the mosaics have helped most to make it famous. They are simply real works of art, set between the floors and walls of this ancient residence. Some scholars and experts agree that the mosaics were made by African masters.