According to Pliny the Elder, there were two kinds of villas: the villa urbana, which was a country seat that could easily be reached from Rome (or another city) for a night or two, and the Villa rustica, the farm-house estate permanently occupied by the servants who generally had charge of the estate. The villa rustica centered on the villa itself, perhaps only seasonally occupied. Under the Empire there was a concentration of Imperial villas near the Bay of Naples, especially on the Isle of Capri, at Monte Circeo on the coast and at Antium (Anzio). Wealthy Romans escaped the summer heat in the hills round Rome, especially around Frascati (cf.Hadrian's Villa). Cicero is said to have possessed no fewer than seven villas, the oldest of which was near Arpinum, which he inherited. Pliny the Younger had three or four, of which the example near Laurentium is the best known from his descriptions.
Dubrovnik, Zagreb, and Split. Iberia adds three Croatian destinations to its summer network. Photo. Iberia ... Dubrovnik ... Madrid to Dubrovnik ... When you sit at a cafe on Split’s seafront promenade and gaze across the harbor to the islands, it is easy to see why RomanEmperorDiocletian chose this location to build a lavish villa for his retirement ... ....
A 200-year-old guide book revealing details of a large and luxurious Roman villa has been rediscovered. It details the North Leigh Roman Villa in Oxfordshire, which had a total of 60 rooms ...Matthew Lee, from North Leigh Roman Villa Volunteers, called the rediscovery "tremendously exciting".
Read full article. Shweta Sharma ... “A bomb was found in the car of Marco Doria, president of the Table for the redevelopment of parks and historic villas in Rome ... Italian politician Carlo Calenda said the official in whose car the bomb was found was allegedly targeted following the redevelopment of historic Roman villas in the city ... Read More ... TRENDING ... .
Plucky Villa highlight Arsenal's fall. David Dein once spoke of Roman Abramovich parking his tanks on Arsenal's lawn. It is rather more worrying now Aston Villa are doing it. Having beaten them to the signing of Norwich midfielder Emiliano Buendia, Villa then made a £25million bid for Emile Smith-Rowe.
Built on a hilltop above Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo was for centuries the retreat for popes seeking to escape Rome's sweltering summer heat ... The palace was built above the villa of the RomanEmperor Domitian and remains of the ancient theater and the Roman walls can be seen in the gardens between flowering pink azaleas.
Roman burial shackles found on the skeleton in Great CastertonMOLA A body found buried in a ditch by construction workers in the village of Great Casterton, in the east Midlands of England, has shed new light on Roman slavery in Britain ... The body was not carefully laid out, as is the norm in Roman burials ... the roads, cities and villas.
A body found buried in a ditch by construction workers in the village of Great Casterton, in the east Midlands of England, has shed new light on Roman slavery in Britain ... The body was not carefully laid out, as is the norm in Roman burials ... Common narratives tend to stress the perceived benefits of the Roman empire to civilisation.
Yes, you read that right, ancient Greek music... “I have conducted lots of research and am carrying out ongoing research for the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, which is a replica of an ancient Herculean Villa and houses only ancient works, from the Cycladic era (2000BC) to Roman sculptures. I take my students there and show them around,” she says ... YouTube.