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
All’s well that ends well with The Durrells in Corfu. We are left wondering if bliss will descend or if life will be much duller now the Ferrari family are gone
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?
Pursuing a passion for art and architecture in England in the 18th Century spawned new trades and expanded enjoyment for those living a leisure filled lifestyle
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
When in 1563 Humanist Poet Annibal Caro retired into private life, to alternate between Rome and the countryside, he said ‘I seem to have found the alchemy of staying well’
Venice is still called La Serenissima (The Most Serene Republic). This was a title bestowed upon the city by a pope during one of the rare periods when Venice and the pope were not at war with each other. Venice’s history of 1100 years is littered with warring, plotting of…