Exhibition of treasures from Villa dei Papiri, one of the most spectacular of Roman 1st century villas, will be on show at its replica; Getty Villa from June 26
Design in architecture reached a zenith at Athens in the fifth century. It is a place where artists were caught between the meeting of the human with the divine
A villa in ancient Roman times was all about the cultural ideal of rural life and in it, surrounded by nature, man could become the master of his own destiny
Roman commentator Pliny the Elder recorded two kinds of villas: villa urbana, a country seat easily reached from Rome and villa rustica, the farm-house estate
Despite evolving societies and technology a villa remains a place where one can dwell “under the tent of heaven”. Is Andrea Palladio’s villa the perfect house?
The precise location of heaven on earth has never really been established, but it could very well be a villa designed to cultivate the head heart body and soul
Perhaps the best known mosaics of the ancient Roman world are images of girls wearing an ancient version of a bikini and so they have been nicknamed ‘bikini girls’.