Villa Lante on Gianicolo/ Janiculum (Villa Lante al Gianicolo)

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Villa Lante on Gianicolo/ Janiculum (Villa Lante al Gianicolo)

It is located in the most panoramic place of the Gianicolo (or Janiculum). This villa was built for the maecenas humanist from Tuscany Baldassarre Turino, the friend of Raphael, who wanted to create a residence for the meetings of the poets, writers, scholars and musicians.

Villa Lante on Gianicolo/ Janiculum (Villa Lante al Gianicolo), Rome
Villa Lante was used by its owner for literary meetings and parties, but on his death it was sold to the Lante family from whom it takes its name. This family remained its owners for almost 250 years until they sold it to the Borghese family who made substantial changes. At the end of the 19th century the archaeologist Wolfgang Helbig lived there with his wife, a cultured Russian princess. In 1950 the Helbig family sold the property to the Finnish state, which made it their embassy to the Vatican and the center of the Roman Institute of Finland (Institutum Romanum Finlandiae), which is dedicated to archaeological research.

The works started by G.Romano in 1518 continued till 1531. In 1551 the villa came into possession of the Pisan family Lante, who added it to their ample private territory on Gianicolo (or Janiculum). When the building came to Borghese in 1817, it was reconstructed, among those changes was detachment of the 16th century paintings, transferred in Palazzo Zuccari in via Gregoriana. Actually the villa is a seat of Roman Finnish Institute and and the Embassy of Finland to the Holy See.

Villa Lante on Gianicolo/ Janiculum (Villa Lante al Gianicolo)
Passeggiata del Gianicolo, 9 (Belvedere 9 Febbraio 1849)
00165, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trastevere (Gianicolo) (Roma centro)
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