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Orti Farnesiani

Orti Farnesiani Review

Alessandro Farnese, a nephew of Pope Paul III, commissioned the 16th-century architect Vignola to lay out this archetypal Italian garden over the ruins of the Palace of Tiberius, up a few steps from the House of Livia. This was yet another example of the Renaissance renewing an ancient Roman tradition. To paraphrase the poet Martial, the statue-studded gardens of the Flavian Palace were such as to make even an Egyptian potentate turn green with envy.

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  • Address: Monte Palatino, Monti, Rome, 00184 | Map It
  • Location: Palatine Hill
Updated: 05-08-2014

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