Villa Romana del Casale

Sports and Entertainment

Romans were well practiced in sports and entertainment, and scenes of their divertissements are depicted throughout the villa. Their sports included jumping, wrestling, boxing and racing. Riding, throwing, and swimming were also preferred physical activities. In the countryside, pastimes also included fishing and hunting. Ball playing was a popular sport and ancient Romans had several ball games, which included Handball (Expulsim Ludere), field hockey, catch, and a form of football.