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Villa Romana ed Antiquarium di Desenzano del Garda

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Via Crocefisso 22, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
+39 030 914 3547
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying in or near Desenzano, this Roman villa is definitely worth a visit. It is worth the 4 euro entrance fee just to see the lovely Roman mosaics.

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on the first Sunday of the month and was thrilled to find it was free. You first go into a museum and there all the labels are in English but once we got out into the villa, the signs were only in Italian...More

1  Thank ajuliaw65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just behind the lake-front is this fine archeological site: worth a brief visit. This was a large lake-side villa redeveloped over several decades. The surviving mosaic floors and hypocausts are remarkable,. The small museum also shows some finds of statuary and a fabulous engraved glass...More

Thank Lungipiedi
Reviewed 16 August 2018

My expectations weren't too high for this attraction but it surprised on the upside. The quality of the preserved mosaics is very impressive. Also good examples and explanations of the underfloor heating system- its nice and quiet and we had the place to ourselves. If...More

Thank Victor S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, but if you find yourself in Desenzano, it's worth an hour. The mosaics are quite well preserved and the interior display cases have some items of beauty. Footing could be difficult if you have mobility...More

Thank jerseyjazz
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in Desenzano, combined with the Museum of archaeology. Some descriptions are in English, though mostly German. & Italian of course.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Good way to spend half hour to an hour. The small gallery area has some exhibits and explains some other Roman sites in the area like the grotto in Sirmione. The mosaics outside are better than any other Roman site I'v seen and some are...More

Thank brenhell
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Who knows what may lie under the ground waiting to be discovered. This Roman villa had mosaics to die for. So intricate and although not quite as bright as when they were first laid how fascinating to imagine the original heads of this household revelling...More

1  Thank bowerhawk
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Well worth a visit.Should only take an hour to look round.Has very good examples of mosaics in a good state of repair.An hour well spent

Thank 61ThomasP64
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth finding this little gem out and at 4 euro cheap enough. The ruins have quite a few really well preserved mosaic floors which also show 4 different levels of floor showing how the villa has been built on over the decades. What I...More

Thank Allan F
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