Sicily

Villa del Casale (Piazza Armerina) : House of the Bikinied Ladies!

Posted by on January 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Villa del Casale (Piazza Armerina)south central Sicily: Mosaics: mythological, classical, African art. Bikini girls: hunting scene: Maximinius Herculeus: 3rd-4th century AD: excavated 1950s-1960s: under mud for centuries

It's All Greek in Sicily! Segesta: A Temple of Greek Proportions

Posted by on October 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm

                        Segesta: Unfinished Greek Temple             High up in a mountainous area towards the north west of Sicily is the beautiful and magical Segesta archaeological complex. Segesta was originally founded by  people, who it is thought, arrived from Troy. They called themselves the Elymians and later integrated with the Greeks, making Segesta an important Classical town. It […]