Home Hotels is situated in Piazza Armerina, also known as the city of mosaics, renowned the world over for its Villa Romana del Casale, a World Heritage.
The city is set on the Erei mountains of central Sicily, approximately 700 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by forests, thick woods and natural scenery.
Its many Archeological Sites show that the history of Piazza Armerina began in the Norman period, although the territory was inhabited since prehistoric times, as is demonstrated by the archeological finds in Monte Navone and the Montagna di Marzo.
Its old Baroque town center features the imposing Duomo observing the city from its elevated position (721 meters). It is surrounded by the ancient district, characterized by Medieval alleys and Renaissance and Baroque palazzi such as: Palazzo Trigona, the Bishop’s Palazzo, the Castello Aragonese and all the palazzi which once belonged to the nobles of the area.
The old city center is an amalgam of history to be relived, rich in Churches, Convents and streets which bring us back in time, offering an unrepeatable past which deserves to be rediscovered.
Another feature is the city’s four Medieval Districts, one of which is also the old city center, also rich in history and dating back to Norman times. Each year during Piazza Armerina’s Ferragosto (mid-August festival) the four Districts compete for the standard of its patron saint, Maria SS delle Vittorie, in the Norman Palio which has become a great tourist attraction.
Besides being a reference point to art and culture lovers, the city is also the ideal place for excursion and trekking enthusiasts. Surrounded by woods, forests, immense parks and reserves, you can engage in excursions on horseback, in a quad, or on foot and be in close contact with nature as well as discover unique and unforgettable landscapes.
Piazza Armerina is a city of art, culture and nature: the ideal location for those who wish to pass a pleasant vacation dedicated to relaxation.