Thursday, November 11, 2010

Villa Borghese, Gardens, in Rome, Italy

Roma  (Rome)
Villa Borghese - Little lake

postmarked in 1955 with an Italy stamp

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Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions. It is the second largest public park in Rome (80 hectares or 148 acres) after that of the Villa Doria Pamphili. 

The gardens were developed for the Villa Borghese Pinciana and built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, who used it as a party villa, at the edge of Rome, and to house his art collection. The gardens as they are now were remade in the early nineteenth century.

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