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Villa dei Mosaici di Spello
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Villa dei Mosaici di Spello

Spello, Italy

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Villa dei Mosaici di Spello

Spello, Italy

Spello’s Villa of Mosaics

An extraordinary archaeological treasure in Umbria.
 
An open-space architecture enshrines ten magnificent rooms, each one covered with its peculiar mosaic decoration: polychrome tesserae representing geometrical elements, human figures, wild or fantastic animals.
An extraordinary archaeological treasure lays in the heart of Umbria: Spello’s Villa of Mosaics. The abode, dating back to the Roman Imperial Period, still shows refined mosaic floorings and fragments of frescoes and plasterworks. The museum built to host the villa is a modern and multimedia structure that offers the visitors the possibility to explore the site through 3D reconstructions, multimedia stations and a special App. The villa was unearthed in 2005 in front of the city walls, during road works set in order to build a public parking. Tesserae of a roman mosaic came to light from the ground, and gave start to the operations of archaeological dig and restoration.
The Triclinium, the widest room in the house is the banquet hall. Its floor is covered with characters related to the bucolic world: a wine pouring scene in the centre, personifications of the four seasons in the corners, naked figures and wild animals, such as a panther, a boar, a deer, etc. A fantastic animal can be identified as a sea monster. The identity of the owner of the villa is unknown. The presence of a wine pouring scene in the èmblema of the triclinium recalls a wine-producing milieu.

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Contact

Villa dei Mosaici di Spello

Via Paolina Schicchi Fagotti, 7
06038, Spello

Opening hours

    January, February and November

    SAT- SUN: 10:30 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 17:00

     

    March, October and December until 6 Jan

    TUE - SUN: 10:30 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 17:00

     

    April -September

    TUE- SUN: 10:30 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 18:30 

     

     

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