Sala della Piccola Caccia

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In this room in the Villa Romana del Casale, five paintings illustrate the significant moments of a hunt. In an attempt to win favour with Diana, goddess of hunting, who is depicted on a column in the centre of the second row, a sacrifice is made in her honour. At the centre of the mosaic a banquet is depicted. The game can be seen roasting beneath a red canvas hung between the trees. All around are hunting scenes. The last panel shows the capture of stags in a net and a boar being slaughtered.

Useful information

Address:

Strada Provinciale 15, 94015 Piazza-Armerina

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 9am-6pm; rest of year: 9am-4pm

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