Piazza Armerina

A vast and stunning Roman villa in the center of Sicily, Piazza Armerina gies a fine idea of the luxury of elite life in the fourth century, even during the time of Constantine's revolutions. The mosaics are famous, both for their daring and unusual compositions:


And for the frequent children's scenes, where the children take the place of adults in adult activities:


And for the "Bikini Girls"


And unlike Pliny, who describes his own luxury house in his epistles, this house has a steady water supply, having its very own aqueduct. It is almost like a small town on its own.