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Villa Torlonia, Rome

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Villa Torlonia is a villa and surrounding gardens in Rome, Italy, formerly belonging to the Torlonia family. It is entered from the via Nomentana.

It was designed by the Neoclassical architect Giuseppe Valadier. Construction began in 1806 for the banker Giovanni Torlonia (1756–1829) and was not finished by his son Alessandro (1800–1880).

Mussolini rented it from the Torlonia for one lira a year to use as his state residence from the 1920s onwards. It was abandoned after 1945, and allowed to decay in the following decades, but recent restoration work has allowed it to be opened to the public as a museum owned and operated by Rome's municipality.
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  • This is one of the most interesting places I've visited in Rome. It's a princely residence like no other and has a fascinating connection to Mussolini who rented it for one lira a year. I...  more »
  • Great park with beautiful houses/villas/garden/... Just a pity that the inside of the Villa Torlonia could not be visited. What a history - with the impact of WWII leading to decay and luckily enough....  more »
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  • Off the beaten path Musium and gardens. Worth the visit as you will be the only people there. Beautiful gardens which a free and three separate musiums.
  • Beautiful park. Clean. Benches and great picnic spots.. Kid friendly dog friendly and the plus is the museum to visit if interested

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