“Villa Romana del Casale”, located in Piazza Armerina, Enna, was listed among UNESCO site in December 1997, during the 21st annual meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, held in Naples (1-6 December 1997). It was listed according to the following criteria:
“La Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina is the supreme example of a luxury Roman villa, which graphically illustrates the predominant social and economic structure of its age. The mosaics that decorate it are exceptional for their artistic quality and invention as well as their extent. (…) Villa Romana del Casale is unique. There are no other structures elsewhere that mirror so completely not only an antique life style but a complex economic system, that constitute a moment of union between different cultures of the Mediterranean basin”

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