Queen's Villa

Villa della ReginaThe rectangular building consists of a main body advanced into the valley on the main facade, two intermediate and two lateral bodies extreme wings, also advanced on the main facade.

The rear elevation (SE) has a single alignment, the trend repeats in height of the main facade, but is lower because the ground floor is buried towards a mountain.

The central building, which is the largest and most decorated, is spread over the ground floor, it houses a large lounge area on two floors and further more has an attic.

The ground floor is adorned with round arches decorated with studs and stones of tuff in the middle of which there are three rectangular windows that illuminate the back vaulted room.

On the first floor marble Ionic pilasters topped by an entablature framing three arches also in marble, in which there are three rectangular balcony doors fitted with iron railings of the Baroque style, surmounted by as many round windows. These openings illuminate the underside of the central hall.

The same texture is repeated on the second floor facade where the three arches with the balcony doors are framed in an order of Corinthian pilasters surmounted by a double frame.

The third lowest floor (attic) has three rectangular windows between pilasters which support a molded cornice.

Cardinal Maurizio of Savoy had built this delightful vineyard not far from the city as a place of leisure and learned conventions. The life story about the architect and the precise date of construction are controversial: it is known that the existing building and adjoining land was acquired by Cardinal Maurice in 1617, while the designs for the expansion and transformation, attributed to the architect Ascanio Vittozzi can not be dated later than 1615, since he died 23rd October of that year. You may think that he had already prepared the designs for the previous owner.



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