Villa Giustiniani Massimo Reviews
Casino Massimo Lancellotti (in Villa Giustiniani Massimo) - Rome The building, an example of the late Mannerist taste, was built in the early 1600s within a vineyard- cultivated land, purchased in 1605 by the Marquis Vincenzo Giustiniani, Prince of Bassano and custodian of the Apostolic Chamber. All four elevations of the building are enriched with bas-reliefs, medallions framed by crowns and stucco decorations depicting the eagles of the Justinians and the doves of the Pamphilj. In the facade on Via Boiardo, above the portal, is inserted the side of a sarcophagus of the 3rd century A.D. depicting the myth of Achilles and Scus. At the end of the 18th century the villa was purchased by Prince Charles Maximus. The interiors (the three rooms on the garden side) were frescoed between 1817 and 1829 with scenes from the major poems of Italian literature and are the most important testimony of the artistic activity, of the Nazarenes, painters who were inspired by the Italian painting of the early Renaissance. In particular: Ariosto Room - Episodes of the Furious Orlando frescoed by J. F. Overbeck, P.Veit, J.A.Koch Room of the Badger - Episodes of the Liberated Jerusalem by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld and J. F. Overbeck Dante's Room - Scenes of Paradise and Purgatory frescoed by J. A. Koch In 1848 the villa passed to the Lancellotti family who sold much of the park as a fabricable area. A peculiarity: in 1885 the portal of the wall of the villa was donated to the City of Rome which placed it in 1931 as the entrance of Villa Celimontana. Since 1948 the building has been home to the delegation of Franciscans of the Holy Land.
Plan your trip to Rome
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Rome
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in Rome
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Rome
Plans to Villa Giustiniani Massimo by other users
56 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Rome BY A USER FROM EGYPT March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Rome BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Paris & Rome BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium