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Typology: Buildings

Address

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

Telephone: 060608 tutti i giorni ore 9.00-19.00
Telephone booking: 060608 tutti i giorni ore 9.00-19.00

Opening times

Admission allowed only to guided groups.
Only on Saturday and Sunday
Closed: from Monday to Friday, January 1, May 1, December 25.
Max 15 people per group

Phone Booking required: tel. +39 060608 (daily from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm)

Information

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: 2016-08-23 15:35