Scuderie Aldobrandini

The former stables of Villa Aldobrandini, restored by architect Massimiliano Fuksas, house Frascati's single museum of note, the Museo Tuscolano. Dedicated to local history, its collection includes ancient Roman artefacts and models of the Ville Tuscolane, a series of patrician villas built in the surrounding countryside between the 16th and 17th centuries.

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