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Casa Romana di Vespaia Polla

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Address: Palazzo del Municipio | Via Visiale 9, Spoleto, Italy
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+39 0743 224656
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Mon 11:00 - 17:30
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Well restarurated Roman Villa.

The mosaic floors in the Villa are very well restaurated and give a glimpse of the grandour that once must have prevailed here. It's not very large but on the other hand one of... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
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Karlskrona, Sweden
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Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

What you can see is interesting, and beautiful in the arrangements of the floors, unfortunately not much is left although excavation and restoration works are still underway and more could be unearthed. The structure of the house is clear, and together with the decorations of the floors provides glimpses about the social level of the owner. Interestingly the house was... More 

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The mosaic floors in the Villa are very well restaurated and give a glimpse of the grandour that once must have prevailed here. It's not very large but on the other hand one of the better Villas I've seen.

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Thank mbyggeth
Perugia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

If you are an roman art history buff you must visit this casa. The mosaics are simply divine in a perfectly maintained house museum

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

You're going to be impressed. While Rome was noted for how well its builders dealt with fresh water and sewage for everyone, the elite had the best facilities and most refined practices at home. Sensible things like building so that rainwater was caught and saved influenced the overall design of homes. The house was not excavated until after 1885, so... More 

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Hertfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

As Roman villas go this one is not spectacular but nor is it expensive. If you are near by you might as well go.

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Thank WinstonSophie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Well, it was painstakingly reconstructed, but it is nothing special comparing to other roman remains around Italy. If you have the museum card it will be a nice short visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

. . .but loved it from the moment we were welcomed by the attendant. We were alone in the building to wander at our pleasure and we spent a good half hour being amazed at this Roman building.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 15 September 2014

We see a lot of extreme homes of the wealthy on television each week but just what did it mean to be rich in Roman times? The remains of this home give us a small glimpse into such a lifestyle . Lots of rooms of good size with high ceilings that would have had light and simple furnishings but it... More 

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Glendale, California
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

This partially excavated Roman home might have been used by someone in Caligula’s family, or just by some rich Roman. What remains are some of the ground floor rooms…most with almost intact mosaic floors. Amazingly you can walk on them, just as Romans did 19 centuries ago. Plan to give it around half an hour.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The amount that you get to walk through is very short, but the mosaics are impressive, and there is a remnant of a fresco on one of the walls. All in all it is an interesting look at ancient Roman life. It doesn't open until 11 fyi

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