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Typology: Buildings

Address

Address: Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 8
Zone: Rione Celio (Terme di Caracalla) (Roma centro)

Contacts

Opening times

Admission only for accompanied groups on Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission to the monument is allowed to groups and associations, with their own guide, who must make a reservation at 060608 (daily, 9.00 - 19.00).
Maximum 15 people per visit.

For individual visitors, who must also make a reservation at 060608, individual visits are also possible according to a schedule specified on the page >  Modalità di ingresso e prenotazione

Information

Free entrance.
The guided tour must be organised independently.

Modalità di partecipazione: Free admission

Description

Rare example of a Renaissance suburban villa, it stands in an area rich of testimonies of the imperial republican era. It was used as a hospital at the beginning of the 14th century, then as a monastery and finally, in the mid 19th century, it became a country inn. Probably the link with Cardinal Bessarione, humanist and bishop of Tuscolo, is due to the fact that the near Church of S. Cesareo pertained to the bishopric of Tuscolo. The façade has two Guelf-cross large windows and a loggia. Inside are two large frescoed salons decorated with renaissance works. The restorations have brought back the ancient splendour of the inner decoration and the nice Italian-style garden.

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Last checked: 2022-05-13 11:39