Rome: Villa Farnesina

Precies tegenover het Palazzo en de Galleria Corsini staat een mooie, vijfhonderd jaar oude Renaissancevilla met enkele van de prachtigste fresco’s in heel Rome. Ik doel op de Villa Farnesina, gebouwd tussen 1506 en 1510. Veel borden in Trastevere wijzen de weg naar de villa en geven aan dat de…

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Rome: Castel Sant’Angelo

It is difficult to imagine that this imposing cylindrical drum on a large square platform was once the tomb of the Roman Emperor Hadrianus (117-138), also known as Hadrian. The original decorations are all gone and the structure was turned into a formidable fortress long ago. It has also served…

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Rome: Villa Farnesina

Just opposite the Palazzo and Galleria Corsini is a beautiful Renaissance villa, over 500 years old, that has some of the most gorgeous frescoes in all of Rome. This is the Villa Farnesina, built between 1506 and 1510. Many signs in Trastevere give directions to the villa and indicate that…

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