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Villa Lontana

A place "ennobled" by the one-time presence of famous people like Poniatowski, Canova and Thorvaldsen

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  • Edited by Simonetta Ceccarelli
  • Contributors Testi di Alberta Campitelli, Simonetta Ceccarelli, Louis Godart, Gian Luca Gregori, Giorgio Ortolani, Daniela Rossi. Con premessa di Antonio Paolucci
  • Size 21x28 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 248
  • Illustrations 192
  • Language Italiano
  • Year 2013
  • ISBN 9788842222040
  • Price € 60,00
Synopsis

An archaeological collection in the erstwhile homeVilla Lontana enables us to retrace the history of the territory on which it stands, in the vicinity of the Milvian Bridge, through the centuries. A burial complex of the 1st-2nd century AD was brought to light in this area, and the estate was mentioned as far back as the Middle Ages. Originally owned by the Orsini family and then, from the second half of the 17th century, by the Apostolica Camera, which granted it in perpetual lease, the vineyard estate was transformed into an exotic garden, and the main building, acquired its current appearance as a “house of delights”, with contributions by illustrious residents such as Poniatowski, Canova, and Thorvaldsen.The residence today is enriched by numerous fine sculptures and floors of Roman marble inspired by Imperial floors of the first to fourth centuries AD.