Sicily – Mosaic
Mosaics were never meant to be looked at close-up. Most of us know them from religious monuments. In Sicily, I learned that mosaics were also a means of displaying wealth and status. The Imperial Roman Villa Romana del Casale dating back to the early 4th century and boasts the largest collection of Roman Mosaics in the world. Only ruins of the villa are left today, but there are endless rooms covered with floor mosaics to admire. The motifs are surprisingly contemporary, free and complex.