Period I

The Mosaics of Orbe-Boscéaz

The Villa is the largest estate in Roman Switzerland. The villa had exceptional dimensions, 230 x 90 meters and has five courtyards. The biggest courtyards are surrounded by colonnades.

The surrounding wall of the villa had a circumference of about 400 meters. There were several buildings attached to the wall. A temple dedicated to the Persian god Mithra was built at the beginning of the 3rd century.

Nine mosaics are still visible. It is the most beautiful and largest collection of Roman mosaics north of the Alps.

They have been preserved in their original location and offer a wide variety of designs and subjects (Source and further information: www.pro-urba.ch/mosaiques).