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.
The county council also received more than 1,100 letters of objection against the planned development on VillaFarm. Richard Parker, secretary of the Norton DisneyHistory and Archaeology Group, which campaigned to save ancient artefacts on the site - including a Roman villa - said he was delighted the plans had been shelved.
In the early RomanEmpire, for example, local civic elites were essential to the functioning of the state ... Roman elites were fundamentally urban; they owned rural estates (fancy villas with vineyards and fields and bathhouses and libraries) and spent a great deal of time there, but cities were the venues for their competition with one another.
I’ve done enough group cycling in my life to say this with authority ... Fit in my 40s ... Zoe Williams. Read more ... Lullingstone country park is pretty famous, by the standards of Darent Valley; the slopes are shallow, the botany is glorious, and so long as nobody makes you go to a Roman villa – which of course nobody did, it’s a bike ride – you’re golden ... .
GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy. An 11th-century castle. A grove of olive trees. The remains of an ancient Roman villa ...Adjacent to the 10th hole lies a first-century Roman villa that contains precious mosaics. Biagiotti Cigna is hoping to restore the villa in time for the Ryder Cup so that spectators can visit during breaks between the golf action ... .
The 17,000 sq ft six-bedroom house, which is named Villa Neo and was built by Mr Barrowman in 2018, is apparently one of the biggest homes on the island of St Barthelemy, a well-known vacation spot for the rich and famous, The Wall Street Journal said ... The 17,000 sq ft six-bedroom house is named Villa Neo and was built by Mr Barrowman in 2018.
Slavery was a large part of the RomanEmpire...Around 45 examples have survived of “speaking” Roman slave collars ... It also acts as the perfect example of urban slavery during the Christian4th century Roman Empire ... Slave ownership was an integral part of Roman domestic life, often appearing in villa decorations (Mary Harrsch / CC BY-NC-SA2.0 ).
The remains of an ancient Roman villa ...Adjacent to the 10th hole lies a first-century Roman villa that contains precious mosaics. Biagiotti Cigna is hoping to restore the villa in time for the Ryder Cup so that spectators can visit during breaks between the golf action.
A three-week archaeological dig has begun after the remains of a Roman villa were discovered on farmland ... "It's the first structurally-identified Roman villa in north-east Wales," said Dr Caroline Pudney from Chester University, who is leading the dig ... "Villas ...