giovedì 20 gennaio 2011

Villa Doria Pamphili

The Villa Doria Pamphili is a seventeenth century villa with what is today the largest landscaped public park in Rome. It is located in the quarter of Monteverde, on the Gianicolo, just outside the Porta San Pancrazio in the ancient walls of Rome where the ancient road of the Via Aurelia commences.
It began as a villa for the Pamphili family and when the line died out in the eighteenth century, it passed to Prince Giovanni Andrea IV Doria from which time it has been known as the Villa Doria Pamphili.
The exterior containing statues gives a rich allure that was architecturally somewhat conservative for its date, looking back towards the Villa Medici or the Casina Pio IV, and rather more Mannerist than Baroque. It offered a forestaste of the richly stuccoed and frescoed interiors, where the iconographic program set out to establish the antiquity of the Pamphili, a family then somewhat parvenu in Rome, with origins in Gubbio. Inside, Algardi provided further bas-reliefs and stucco framing for the heroic frescoes drawn from Roman history painted by Grimaldi.

2 commenti:

  1. This edifice and magnificent Villa is Doria Pamphili, dates say this villa was build in 17 C by Pamphili familly and even when it passed to Prince Giovani Andrea IV Doria in 18 c, its name always remain as it was named by its original owners.

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  2. @Aznzar ....yes...I live near this magnificent villa which is the greatest park of Rome. It is situated on the Janiculum hill near SAN PANCRAZIO.....well I live just near DORIA PAMPHILI..Many people go walking in this beautiful, green park....amazing sights and breathtaking views..if you come to ROME we may have a walk there.:!!

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