Getting There -- From Taormina, Siracusa, or anywhere in the east, take the A19 west from Catania, exit at Dittaino, and head south following blue signs for Piazza Armerina. From Palermo, take the A19 east and south, exit at Caltanissetta, then immediately look for signs for Piazza Armerina. (The route is SS626 south to SS122 east to SS117bis.) You can reach Piazza Armerina by SAIS bus (tel. 800/211-020); from Palermo (a 2-hr. trip) there are 5 buses a day, 3 on weekends; coming from Siracusa or other east coast towns, take a bus from Enna (40 min; 4 buses a day). Once in Piazza Armerina, take local bus B to the site (15 min; runs daily 9am–noon and 3–6pm); taxis also eagerly await visitors.

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.

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