Residential and representative buildings

Residential and representative buildings

Casino dell’Aurora – a pearl of art of an entrepreneurial papal nepot

Residential and representative buildings

Casino di Villa Doria Pamphilj – a symbol of social status and a tool of international rivalries

Residential and representative buildings

Casino Ludovisi – a cardinal’s idyll on the outskirts of the city

Residential and representative buildings

Palazzo Altemps - a refined ambience for a treasury of antique art

Residential and representative buildings

Palazzo Altieri – the pride of a papal family

Residential and representative buildings

Palazzo Barberini – a monument of papal ambitions, of which the likes Rome had never before seen

Residential and representative buildings

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj – a palace famous for its love of art

Residential and representative buildings

Palazzo di Firenze – the unloved residence of the de’ Medici family

Residential and representative buildings

Palazzo Mattei di Giove – a salon and an open-air museum

Residential and representative buildings

Palazzo Pamphilj – a residence of a woman of iron will and untamed ambition

Residential and representative buildings

Palazzo Venezia – a residence of popes, ambassadors and Fascists

Residential and representative buildings

Villa Farnesina – built with the thought of eternal glory

Residential and representative buildings

Villa Giulia – the earthly paradise of Pope Julius III

Residential and representative buildings

Villa Maxentius – the rural residence of an unfortunate ruler

Residential and representative buildings

Villa Medici – a Florentine and French enclave on Pincio Hill

Villa Aldobrandini – a place of respite over the city teeming with life

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Villa Aldobrandini – a place of respite over the city teeming with life

In the very heart of Rome, by or more appropriately over one of the busiest streets of the city, the via Nazionale, stretches an enchanted garden. Between the ponds and palms, there are sculptures and antique fountains. And when we take a seat upon one of the benches, a scent of blooming camellias, magnolias, and orange flowers will reach our nostrils, while our eyes will be filled with views of cypresses and stone pines. This, in the past suburban villa, we can admire today in a much-reduced form and only our imagination may tell us what the orchards, gardens, and parks that stretched here un...

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The Temple of Romulus on Forum Romanum – a great archeological mystery

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The Temple of Romulus on Forum Romanum – a great archeological mystery

On Forum Romanum at via Sacra, between the Basilica of Maxentius and the Church of San Lorenzo in Miranda, there stands one of those ancient buildings which has been preserved in almost its original form. The brick building in the shape of a cylinder still today arouses the interest of researchers who strive to figure out its use. Who was this Romulus to whom it was dedicated? Was he the miraculously taken to heaven founder of Rome, who battled the Sabines here? Or perhaps he was the son of Maxentius – a tragically deceased youth, whom his father wanted to deify? The legends intertwine w...

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The Fascist Youth Organization Building by Luigi Moretti – a new architecture for a new era

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The Fascist Youth Organization Building by Luigi Moretti – a new architecture for a new era

Architecture has always been an expression of the prestige and power of those who commissioned it. Frequently it was also a means of propaganda. During Fascist times it was to fulfill a utilitarian function, but also to create the new esthetics of the new state targeted at a new man. Slogans such as modernity and progress were willingly used. Architecture was to be their emanation – a vision of universal and absolute order and rigor. Let us take a look at the language it used.

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