Lodges

VILLA FARNESINA

Villa Farnesina - Rome Italy

Fresco-Paintings Lodges Rooms Wall-Paintings The villa was built for Agostino Chigi, a rich Sienese banker and the treasurer of Pope Julius II. Between 1506–1510, the Sienese artist and pupil of Bramante, Baldassarre Peruzzi designed and erected the villa. Renaissance palaces typically faced onto a street and were decorated versions of defensive castles: rectangular blocks with […]

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SAINT ANGEL’S CASTLE

Saint Angel's Castle - Rome Italy

Archaeology Weapons Fresco-Paintings Lodges Rooms View The Mausoleum of Hadrian is a towering cylindrical building, commissioned by the Roman Emperor as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The popes converted the structure into a castle, from the 14th century; Pope Nicholas III connected the castle to St. Peter’s Basilica by a covered fortified corridor […]

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