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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.