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Villa Torlonia

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Address: Via Nomentana, 70, Rome, Italy
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An oasis in Rome

It's a pity that there is not so much written about this place in tourist guides. But on the other side it's very good as well, because you won't see large groups of tourist here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Moscow, Russia
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a pity that there is not so much written about this place in tourist guides. But on the other side it's very good as well, because you won't see large groups of tourist here, only italians, who are spending their weekends and lovely mornings here. There are two small, but magnificent museums which are worth visiting, and the park... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at Quartiere Coppedé and visited this place after. This is our fourth time here, and this place serves well on the fourth time. I'm interested in architecture and art. Some of the rooms had really lovely wall and ceiling paintings from 1700 and 1800 hundreds. It had been restored by the state. I had an audio guide and... More 

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Andalucia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I don´t think Villa Torlonia is really a must when visiting Rome. It´s a quiet park good to stroll around but everything looks neglected. What I liked most was the Casina delle Civete, an interesting place with beautiful architecture. On the other hand, the other main building in Villa Torlonia -Casino Nobile- might be outstanding for another city, but not... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I guess you could say that the Villa Torlonia’s claim to fame is that it was the Mussolini family home from 1925-43. Mussolini paid 1 Lira a year to rent the villa. However, this splendid neoclassical villa called Casina Nobile previously belonged to Prince Giovanni Torlonia (1756-1829), a powerful banker and landowner. In later years, it became the Allied headquarters... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

beautifully restored private home of Mussolini in a lovely park. Gorgeous banqueting hall and interesting Pompei room as well as the dining hall with a copy of Thorvaldsen's Alexander Frieze, a real gem is the socalled Owl's House in the park in Art Deco style with marvellous stained glass Windows.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Villa Torlonia is quite a charming park with 2 obelisks and 2 small museums in it. You can easily get there by tram - numbers 3 and 19. I visited Rome during the Holy week and it was really crowded, so I found this place an oasis of tranquility away from the mobs. I really loved the Owl house and... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The alure of the villa is actually not that it's very pretty or an architectural marvel. It's its history that makes it interesting. This is the place in which Mussolini lived before and during WW2. The villa itself was rather damaged after the war but beautifully restored. It's the pictures of the Mussolini family that make it interesting. You see... More 

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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This park is one of the most beautiful of the all city: isn't very big but it's important also because is the site of museums and for his history, tragically linked with the name of Mussolini that get it as his residence. This park is also very good for jogging!

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Thank elPez31
Rome, Italy
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

this is a great place to have a picnic, go jogging, even dine or lunch. the park even has free wifi. it is very peaceful . there is a technology museum for children, a restaurant and lots of open space for kids to run around. the two museum homes inside are worth a visit just get your tickets at the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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