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Villa Wolkonsky, Rome

Villa Wolkonsky - Rome, Italy
Villa Wolkonsky
via Ludovico di Savoia, Rome, Italy 00185Map
Neighborhood: San Giovanni - Termini - Colle Oppio - San Lorenzo
Overview

The entrance to the Villa Volkonski lies on the Via Ludovico di Savoia. It comprises three buildings but is mostly known for the park in which many ancient ruins have been found, including statues and columns. Restoration work was carried out at the start of the 20th Century where it is thought an ancient Roman road used to run; ancient tombs from the imperial era and a three-floor vault lined with burial niches have been found as well as objects now seen inside the villa. The name given to the complex was that of the Russian Volkonski family but it is Zenaide, wife of Prince Volkonski, who retired there after the death of Tsar Alexander I. The princess converted to Catholicism and made the villa a meeting place for artists and writers. Today it is the British embassy and the British ambassador's residence.

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Villa Wolkonsky General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
  • Nearest Train: San Giovanni
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