Villa Torlonia

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Villa Torlonia information

Rome , Italy
Via Nomentana 70
Getting there
Bus: Via Nomentana
Opening hours
7am-7.30pm winter, to 8.30pm summer
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Full of towering pine trees, atmospheric palms and scattered villas, this splendid 19th-century park once belonged to Prince Giovanni Torlonia (1756–1829), a powerful banker and landowner. His large neoclassical villa, Casino Nobile , later became the Mussolini family home (1925–43) and, in the latter part of WWII, Allied headquarters (1944–47). These days it houses an art museum.