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.
Experts at Roman fort Vindolanda fear that climate change is drying the peat soil that protects ancient objects ... A Roman toilet seat, the world's oldest boxing glove, and the oldest handwritten letter by a woman are some of the extraordinary objects discovered in at-risk British peatlands ... Secrets of Rutland Roman villa mosaic revealed.
Archaeologists from MOLA have been investigating a collection of archaeological finds from the Roman period in Cambridgeshire, England, suggesting that the area was a centre for skilled craft workers ... Usually, evidence for this kind of bone and antler working comes from towns or Roman villas.
“This announcement sees nature as a side show, and an optional one at that, but it also risks erasing or damaging history.” Bronze Age burial sites and Roman villas also at risk ... Other sites at risk include hundreds of barrows, ancient burial sites, Roman villas and the remains of medieval forts ... .
From his latest villa on the AppiaAntica, the ancient Roman consular road, Berlusconi, has for weeks been lobbying lawmakers outside his center-right fold for their votes when they elect the nation’s ...
Silvio Berlusconi thinks he fits the bill ... From his latest villa on the AppiaAntica, the ancient Roman consular road, Berlusconi, has for weeks been lobbying lawmakers outside his center-right fold for their votes when they elect the nation’s next head of state for a seven-year term on Jan. 24. ADVERTISEMENT ... .
An inside look into “VillaAurora,” one of the most expensive homes on the market ... Any Rome villa is bound to fetch a princely sum, but for decades, Villa Aurora has actually been home to a princess ... Throw in several ancient Roman busts, and even a sculpture by Michelangelo, and the extraordinary value of Villa Aurora is clear to see.
A Roman villa housing the only mural by Caravaggio failed to find a bidder in an auction Tuesday sparked by a dispute between its heirs. Rome, (APP - UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 18th Jan, 2022 ) .A Roman villa housing the only mural by Caravaggio failed to find a bidder in an auction Tuesday sparked by a dispute between its heirs.