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Italian Villas & Gardens – The Fatal Gift of Beauty & Water

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The continuing tradition of Italy’s villas fountains and gardens reveal their national love for festive display and enjoying the fatal gift of beauty and water

House of Augustus on Palatine Hill at Rome

House of Augustus on Palatine Hill at Rome

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The ancient Romans controlled the area around the Mediterranean for over six centuries celebrating their victories and expressing their politics and culture by holding great festivals, triumphal processions, fine oratory and stupendous spectacles. The first Roman Emperor Augustus, from all contemporary descriptions, preferred to live with his wife Livia and…