Garden of The Villa Medici in Rome about 1908

Garden of The Villa Medici in Rome

Garden of The Villa Medici in Rome about 1908

Showing Dome of St. Peter’s and part of the city in distance

The Villa Medici is a mannerist villa and an architectural complex with a garden contiguous with the larger Borghese gardens, on the Pincian Hill next to Trinità dei Monti in Rome, Italy. The Villa Medici, founded by Ferdinando I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and now property of the French State, has housed the French Academy in Rome since 1803.

The fountain in the front of the Villa Medici is formed from a red granite vase from ancient Rome. It was designed by Annibale Lippi in 1589. The view from the Villa looking over the fountain towards St Peter’s in the distance has been much painted, but the trees in the foreground have now obscured the view. (from Wikipedia)

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Photograph taken by Peter J StB Green (Waysider1925) in February 2002 (from en.wikipedia)

 

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