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.
Villa of the Birds – Mosaic Floors ... plastered in culture, the location once bustled with Roman life, but is now home to some of Egypt’s last standing Roman ruins ... Roman Theatre ... Over the centuries, in a Roman villa, dubbed the “Villa of the Birds,” mosaic floors and original floor plans were retained in a recent excavation.
Two thousand years ago, in their luxury villas, the Roman elite walked upon ... Work was halted and in the subsequent three years of excavations, the spectacular mosaic floors of an entire Roman villa were revealed ... Orpheus mosaic found in the Roman villa at Woodchester (credit.
Afterwards, go to the riverside Villa Farnesina for a glimpse of what Rome was like – if you were rich – when Raphael and Michelangelo were battling it out ... The Chigi family’s glory days are long gone – their villa now belongs to the state – but another great Roman family, the Pamphilj, still own a palazzo.
Other finds at the site include a Roman villa, a Crusader residential quarter, semi-submerged remains of a Crusader-period anchorage harbor where small boats unloaded their wares, the city moat and two mosaics including part of a mosaic floor from a Samaritan synagogue dating from the Byzantine period.
Somewhere in Moscow, in a luxury villa, in an exclusive location, Roman Abramovich put the non-vintage champagne back in the fridge. Times are hard when he's down to his last few billion – and retired for the evening ... As a result, Roman Abramovich will have put the non-vintage champagne back in the fridge. RELATED ARTICLES. Previous 1 Next ... Share ... Share.
an estate named “La Villa des Beaux Arts” on a cul-de-sac, pillars and all, a miniature royal residence right in Pinellas County...Julian Hartzog walks outside of his home, which he named “La Villa des Beaux Arts.". We wandered through Roman courtyards with mythological sculptures.
His treatise was in part an act of resistance to the wave of oppression and erasure sweeping in with the new regime of Roman rule and the advent of Christianity, which was beginning to eradicate the ancient Greek culture of Olympic Games and casual athletics, of public bathhouses and gymnasia ... Fourth-century mosaic on the floor of a Roman villa.
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ESPLANADE, SINGAPORE ... The architect – who trained as a stonecutter and who was heavily influenced by AncientRoman buildings – is now best known for his “Palladian” villas of northern Italy’ ... ROMAN THEATRE, CARTAGENA, SPAIN. ‘The Roman Theatre in this city in the south of the country was unearthed in 1988 during construction work,' the book reveals ... .