Villa Sforza at Via dei Quattro Cantoni

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Villa Sforza at Via dei Quattro Cantoni

This is an example of the constructions (villas, summer houses, etc.) erected step by step in the vineyards of the zone. This villa was built in the first half of the 16th century for the Sforza family. Then it belonged to the sisters-Philippines who used its territory for the convent. Finally the ex-villa was appropriated by the Italian state and a recruiting center (which explains its conditions of degrade).
Villa Sforza at Via dei Quattro Cantoni

It is one of the most private villas of Rome, was built in the seventeenth century. The architecture, with its central plan, is inspired by Palladian motif. The interiors still conserve decorated with frescoes, stucco.

Palazzo Barberini was designed by Maderno and built on the site of the previous Villa Sforza, for Matteo Barberini, who became pope with the title of Urban VIII. On Maderno’s death in 1629, Gian Lorenzo Bernini took control of construction.
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In the last years of the seventeenth century, the villa was bought by nuns Philippines and the building was expanded with the coaching of two different buildings. The rear garden has now disappeared, incorporated in the subdivisions of the Esquiline at the end of the nineteenth century. With the name "Philippines", the house appears in the Nolli map of 1748, one of the latest documentary evidence of the integrity of the park. Today the Property, houses the headquarters Technical Department of factory settings.

Villa Sforza
Via dei Quattro Cantoni, 50
00185, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)
Villa Sforza at Via dei Quattro Cantoni is Shown By "Map F Zone" As "22"
Telephone: 0039 06 6867897 - 06 45421126

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