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Villa Torlonia

Via Nomentana, 70, Rome, Italy
06 4423 1185
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Ranked #108 of 743 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Architectural Buildings
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We read a brief description of Villa Torlonia in Lonely Plane (I think) which said that the palm trees are plentiful and that this park is frequented by locals. After spending a couple of hours at the Borghesi Gallery, take a walk toward Villa Torlonia. You'll go through some cool neighborhoods, and varying architecture. The walk may take 30 minutes... More

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Reggio Calabria, Italy
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Former residence of Benito Mussolini and nice area surrounded by a green park, Villa Torlonia was an interesting discovery during my last trip to the capital. It has interesting buildings, of which the Villa itself is definitely and obviously the most important one. It's a good place to spend some time relaxing and taking a quiet walk far from the... More

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Belmont, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I visited Villa Torlonia last week while in Rome. To be honest, I stopped in because it was close to our hotel and my husband had to work for a couple of hours. I was astounded! The Villa Nobile, which sits in the center of a large garden, has been completely restored after falling to ruin after the 2nd World... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We wandered past this beautiful Villa and decided to go in, what a fabulous surprise considering there are two buildings, the main villa and the Owl House, which has the most magnificent collection of stained glass windows anywhere we have yet seen. The history includes Mussolini, so all the more interesting!

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Atlanta, GA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Interesting to see the residence of Mussolini. The villa is located just outside the city walls, about a 20 minute walk from Piazza Reppublica. Much restoration has been done to return the villa to it original state. This isn't a must do attraction, but is interesting.

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Ahmedabad, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

This place was lovely. We visited the place after advice from the trip advisor forum itself and enjoyed our visit here. Quiet peaceful place and fun to go also with kids.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My 2 year old son and I went for a walk through the grounds Sunday morning while we were staying at a nearby hotel and I was letting my husband sleep in. There were quite a few people out and about walking their dogs and jogging on the paths. The park is lovely; there is an obelisk a fountain (empty... More

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lake district
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

What a spectacular place. Small and perfectly formed. The stained glass is superb, floor beautiful; the whole house has a very "human" feel, it's more like a cottage.Don't be put off, because Mussolini lived here once. Cracking restaurant nearby.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

It is a must! if you come to Rome and have time to visit only one museum, do not miss Villa Torlonia. It is tiny, it is not the Vatican Museum or the Musei Capitolini, bur you will not regret it.

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Then go and visit this villa that belonged to the Torlonia family. Enjoy the lay out of this park and feel the history. Mussolini lived here, the Anglo-American troops used it as their headquarters until 1947 and after they left it was left alone and thoroughly neglected for 30 years. Since la Comuna di Roma acquired the estate part of... More

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