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Villa Romana ed Antiquarium di Desenzano del Garda

Via Crocefisso 22, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
+39 030 914 3547
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“mosaic floors” (14 reviews)
“worth a visit” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
Via Crocefisso 22, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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+39 030 914 3547
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"mosaic floors"
in 14 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"preserved mosaics"
in 5 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 6 reviews
"information boards"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"local history"
in 3 reviews
"century ad"
in 3 reviews
"fabulous mosaics"
in 3 reviews
"small site"
in 3 reviews
"roman life"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
"tucked away"
in 2 reviews
"town centre"
in 2 reviews
"underfloor heating"
in 2 reviews
"other attractions"
in 2 reviews
"interesting video"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was once a lovely large Roman villa which would have virtually stretched down to the shores of the lake. From what I could see it was discovered in the 1920's and further digs had taken place over the years. Entrance fee was 4Euros. WC...More

1  Thank HampshireVal
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

not far from where the ferries come in, tucked away in a quiet corner this villa is quite impressive. It stood for several centuries and there are some interesting facts on the signs scattered around the site. The mosaics are extensive and some are well...More

Thank TrevB56
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We took a ferry to Desenzano from Garda one day. The Roman villa is very impressive and the mosaics are quite spectacular. There is an entrance fee but it is worth it and the quiet inside is welcome. As others have said there is a...More

1  Thank sealdriver
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This villa is well worth visiting. There is plenty to see of interest, not least the very well preserved mosaic floors. We went at the end of September and it was very quiet with only about six visiters.

1  Thank Janice C
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Desenzano is a quietish town with nothing like the attraction of Sirmione, and if you look behind the cafes on the lakefront you find this hidden gem of a roman villa. The mosaics are extensive and of real quality, some of real delicacy, and this...More

Thank hfulton32
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The site is worth a visit to see the excellent mosaic floors which have been carefully restored. The entrance fee is low (as seems to be the case with many historic sites) and it is located in the town centre.

Thank Oakie_Dude
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We visited the Roman ruins and found they were very well preserved and interesting. There is quite a large area to walk round and some work is still going on. The ticket office man gave us a guide in English, which we returned at the...More

Thank dandjNotts
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

I've visited quite a lot of Roman ruins over the years but I don't think I've seen such an extensive collection of mosaics anywhere else. I was awestruck to be viewing work that has been around for nearly two millennia. I note that other reviewers...More

Thank CultureVultureCamb
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