Currently functioning as a school, this is an interesting example of a sixteenth century villa, which owes its current ... More
Villa Rosazza Di Negro
Currently functioning as a school, this is an interesting example of a sixteenth century villa, which owes its current appearance to the restructuring work by A. Tagliafichi in 1787. Characterised by an elegant ashlar-work façade, with gables and statues, it retains many atmospheric frescoes in its interior, whilst the flourishing public park spreading over the hillside behind is also deserving of mention; it features terraces, several attractive lily ponds, and an English garden with a neoclassical temple. Unfortunately the construction of the railway line nearby and improved public access to the sea front have meant the loss of a large part of the terraced garden which once spread right down to the shore. The villa is recalled by Oscar Wilde in a sonnet he composed whilst staying in Genoa.
This 14th century building was commissioned by Cosimo il Vecchio. Originally owned by the Lippi family, it passed to the
Medici family in the 15th Century and the villa saw both the birth of Lorenzo the Magnificent and his ...
The villa belonged to the Medici family and Cosimo, Florence's new Duke, began the work on renovating the grounds, he
planned an Italian garden with geometric designs, Vasari made the Duke's dreams become reality. At the center of the ...
The rich vegetation of this green space in the heart of the city once framed the neoclassical villa built there
by the Marquis Di Negro, designed by C. Barabino. This villa was renowned for the international artistic coterie of ...