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Villa Romana del Casale
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Villa Romana del Casale

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Italy
Description:
Roman exploitation of the countryside is symbolized by the Villa Romana del Casale (in Sicily), the centre of the large estate upon which the rural economy of the Western Empire was based. The villa is one of the most luxurious of its kind. It is especially noteworthy for the richness and quality of the mosaics which decorate almost every room; they are the finest mosaics in situ anywhere in the Roman world.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Villa Romana del Casale", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.