Fascinating visit to the Roman Villa del Casale near Piazza Armerina, in the middle of the island. Staggering – and beautiful – display of historical wealth. Amazing what could be done with mosaics. Struggled to get good shots of the mosaics with available light, though some folk were happily flashing away – despite notices asking them not to.
Scenes like ‘The Great Hunt’ are pretty distressing, if you choose to view them from the animals’ eyes. For example, where would the rhinos and ostriches shown being hauled aboard galleys have originally come from before they were shipped across the Mediterranean to whatever fate awaited them in Sicily?