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Musei di Villa Torlonia
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Owner description: Two historical buildings with the walls of Villa Torlonia have been transformed into museum sites: the Casino Nobile, built in the 19th century, now houses the museum that documents the Villa itself as well as a collection of works by the Roman School, and the Museum of the Casina delle Civette, dedicated to artistic stained glass.
Reviewed 22 August 2017

A complex of several edifices situated in lovely and tranquil garden.
A private residence of the Torlonia family and during his of rule of Benito Mussolini ,they house since 1997 beautiful museums.The best,in the Casina delle Civette is dedicated to the Art Nouveau.
We were astonished to discover a Jewish motif in a stained glass for a church done by Paolo Paschetto .It represents the candelabrum seen on Titus' arch and now the official emblem of the state of Israel.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I myself love visiting Rome. An open museum. The city
Fascinated me every time I visit. But Villa Torlinia was disappointment for me and for my daughter. It is like deserted
Place. Even though it is not old house and the museum are tree
Sections. It is not very interesting.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Villa Torlonia provides an interesting snapshot of patrician life in Rome in the 1800s, yet another different aspect of this incredible city, and somehow off the radar screen of the tourist mass (we were there on Easter day, and we made the right choice). There is an ongoing effort to restore the different parts of the villa; while the big park is still in a relatively bad shape (but still very pleasant to visit), a couple of the buildings are back in very good conditions and are open for visit; in particular, we visited the elegant Casino Nobile and the bizarre Casino delle Civette. The web site is well done, informational and multilingual, it pays to look at it beforehand to make the most out of the visit, also choosing the access ticket combination most suitable to one's plans. The villa is easily reachable from the Policlinico stop of the Metropolitana, and a number of good restaurants are available nearby (ask for a local's recommendation), in addition to the usual tourist traps.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It is away from the tourist areas which is definitely a plus. The buildings are nice but the grounds are in need of some serious maintenance. The weeds have taken over and pathways are not well marked with gravel or anything. But it has potential and is a nice quiet stroll.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This house and park were only a few minutes walk from our hotel so we checked it out. There is a lovely park to wander and relax in which is free to use and then there is the house. Mussolini lived there during the war years. It has a very varied history and has had many extensions and additions throughout its history. The ceilings are amazing and the ballroom is breathtaking. We paid €9.50 for the main house and the Owl House and €4 for an English audio guide. You can manage without this if you read the boards in each room. We had to leave ID as a deposit for the audio guide.
There is an art gallery in the third floor and stain glass exhibit in the owl house.
There is a lift if you can't climb the stairs.

Date of experience: July 2016
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