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Getting There -- Piazza Armerina can be reached by SAIS bus (tel. 800-211020; www.saisautolinee.it): Five buses a day (3 at weekends) from Palermo take 2 hours and cost 12€; four buses a day make the 40-minute journey from Enna and cost 5.20€. If you're driving from Enna, it will take about an hour. Drive south along the S561, which then merges with the S117-bis.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office, at Via S. Rosalia 5 (tel. 0935-683049), is open Monday to Friday 8am to 2pm, and on Wednesday 3 to 6:30pm.

Getting Around -- If you've arrived in Piazza Armerina by bus, you can take yet another bus to reach the Roman villa at Casale. The Piccola Società Cooperative (tel. 0935-85605) runs buses (no. B) to the site daily from 9 to noon and 3 to 6pm (trip time: 15 min.), costing 1€ one way.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.