List of illustrations

  • Villa Medici
  • Poggio a Caiano, Villa de Medici
  • Rome, Area of the Prati, Dupérac Map of 1577
  • Casino of Raphael, Rome
  • Casa del Curato, façade
  • Casa del Curato, rear
  • Casa del Curato, Rome
  • La Vignola, exterior
  • Palazzo Venezia, exterior
  • Palazzo Venezia, garden
  • Palazzo Venezia, Rome, plan
  • Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Palazzetto, exterior
  • Tower of Paul III, Rome
  • Casaletto of Pius V, Rome, plan
  • Casaletto of Pius V, court
  • Casaletto of Pius V, east elevation
  • Medal of Paul III with Villa Rufina, Frascati
  • Frascati
  • Villa Rufina, Frascati, detail
  • Villa Rufina, Frascati, plan
  • Villa Ricci, Frascati, plan
  • Villa Galli, Frascati, design for gateway by Francesco da Volterra
  • Villa Galli, Frascati, plan
  • Villa Contugi, Frascati, plan
  • Villa Tusculana, Frascati, plan
  • Villa Mondragone
  • Villa Mondragone, court
  • Villa Mondragone, Frascati, plan
  • Casale La Crescenza, Rome (near), distant view
  • Casino of Cardinal Bessarion, view
  • Casino of Cardinal Bessarion, Rome, plan
  • Casino of Cardinal Bessarion, street elevation
  • Osterio del Falcone, façade
  • Osterio del Falcone, Rome
  • Osterio del Falcone, Rome, plan
  • Vigna Strozzi, façade
  • Vigna Strozzi, Rome
  • Vigna Strozzi, Rome, plan
  • Villa Belvedere, Rome
  • Villa Belvedere, Rome
  • Villa Belvedere, North elevation
  • Villa Belvedere, loggia, interior
  • Villa Belvedere, loggia, fragment of landscape
  • Villa Belvedere, loggia, detail of landscape with Villa Belvedere
  • Villa Belvedere, loggia, lunette with musical putti
  • Villa Belvedere, Room of Prophets, lunette
  • Villa Belvedere, Room of Liberal Arts, lunette
  • Villa Belvedere, Loggetta, lunette with choir
  • Vatican Palace, Rome, Belvedere Court
  • Laocoön Group, Belvedere Statue Court, Vatican Palace
  • The "Academy" of Baccio Bandinelli
  • Belvedere Court with Naumachia
  • Villa Farnesina, façade
  • Villa Farnesina and Vigna Farnese, land plot
  • Villa Farnesina, view
  • Villa Farnesina, Rome, plan
  • Villa Farnesina, rear
  • Villa Farnesina, Rome, plan
  • Villa Farnesina, stable, elevation
  • Villa Farnesina, stable, plan
  • Villa Farnesina, ruins of dining loggia
  • Villa Farnesina, Room of the Frieze, Labors of Hercules
  • Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Galatea
  • Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Galatea, Polyphemus and Galatea
  • Villa Farnesina, salon
  • Villa Farnesina, salon, fireplace and frieze
  • Villa Farnesina, Bedroom, Marriage of Alexander and Roxana
  • Villa Farnesina, Loggia of Cupid and Psyche
  • Hunting Lodge, distant view
  • Hunting Lodge, entrance
  • Hunting Lodge, Casino of Innocent VIII
  • La Magliana, Hunting Lodge, ground floor plan
  • La Magliana, Hunting Lodge, plan of upper floor
  • La Magliana, Hunting Lodge, plan of ground floor
  • La Magliana, Hunting Lodge, plan of upper floor
  • Hunting Lodge, Wing of Julius II
  • Hunting Lodge, Southwest Wing
  • Hunting Lodge, Room of the Muses
  • Hunting Lodge, Room of the Muses, Fresco of Apollo, Museo di Roma
  • Hunting Lodge, stable in original condition
  • Pope Leo X
  • Hunting Lodge, court, fountain
  • La Magliana, Hunting Lodge, site plan
  • Bagnaia, Villa Lante, Hunting Lodge
  • Caprarola, Fresco of the Barco
  • Caprarola, Barco, Hunting Lodge, plans
  • Caprarola, Barco, Hunting Lodge, elevations
  • Bagni di Tivoli, Barco
  • Bagni di Barco, Huntsmen's Lodge, façade
  • Bagni di Barco, Huntsmen's Lodge, rear
  • Bagni di Barco, Huntsmen's Lodge, interior, corridor
  • Bagni di Tivoli, Barco, Huntsmen's Lodge, plan
  • Bagni di Barco, building, north elevation
  • Bagni di Barco, building, south elevation
  • Casale, view
  • Farmhouse on Via Appia, Rome
  • Area of Villa Giulia, Rome, Bufalini Map of 1551
  • Villa Giulia, Rome, site plan
  • Villa Giulia, Rome, plan
  • Villa Giulia, Nymphaeum Loggia
  • Villa Giulia, plans
  • Villa Giulia, court
  • Nymphaeum, Villa Giulia
  • Villa Giulia, façade
  • Villa Giulia, Loggia
  • Salon, fresco of Villa Giulia
  • Villa Giulia, plan of Vigna Poggio
  • Villa Giulia, gateway
  • S. Andrea in Via Flaminia, Rome
  • Villa Giulia, public fountain
  • Palazzetto of Pius IV, Rome, exterior
  • Palazzetto of Pius IV, Rome, plans
  • Palazzetto of Pius IV, Rome, plans
  • Villa Altemps, Rome, site plan
  • Villa Altemps, Rome, plan
  • Villa Altemps, Rome, plan
  • Area of Quirinal Hill, Rome, Dupérac Map of 1577
  • Panorama with View of Sta. Agata dei Goti, Rome
  • Vigna Ferreri, Rome
  • Villa d'Este, Rome, plan
  • Vigna Bandini, Rome, plan
  • Villa Grimani, Rome, gateway
  • Villa Grimani and Villa Carpi-Sforza, Rome
  • Villa Carpi, Rome, Nymphaeum, Relief of Sleeping Shepherd
  • Sleeping Nymph, Nymphaeum, Villa Carpi, Rome
  • Vigna Carpi, Rome, portal
  • Villa Sermoneta, Rome, gateway
  • Acqua Felice and Vigna Panzani, Rome, fresco
  • Vigna Panzani, Rome, gateway
  • Villa d'Este, Rome, pavilion
  • Villa d'Este, Rome, pavilion
  • Villa d'Este, Rome grotto
  • Villa d'Este, Rome
  • Villa d'Este, Rome, plan of Casino by Mascarino
  • Villa d'Este, Rome, elevation of Casino by Mascarino
  • Area of Pincian Hill, Rome, Dupérac Map of 1577
  • Vigna Ricci, fresco
  • Villa Medici, fresco
  • Villa Medici, fresco
  • Villa Medici, garden façade
  • Villa Medici, Rome, plans
  • Villa Medici, Rome, plans
  • Villa Medici, Rome, plans
  • Villa Medici, city elevation
  • Villa Medici, Rome
  • Villa Medici, gateway
  • Area of Pincian Hill, Rome, Bufalini Map of 1551
  • Villa del Nero-Ludovisi, Rome, Casino dell'Aurora, plans
  • Villa Ludovisi, Rome
  • Vatican Palace, Rome, Belvedere Court
  • Colonna Nymphaeum, Loggia
  • Colonna Nymphaeum, Genazzano, site plan
  • Colonna Nymphaeum, Genazzano, plan
  • Villa Madama, Rome, plan
  • Villa Madama, Rome, plan
  • Villa Madama, loggia exterior
  • Villa Madama, loggia interior
  • Villa Madama, Rome, plan of Nymphaeum
  • Villa Madama, Nymphaeum
  • Villa Lante, rear elevation
  • Villa Lante, façade
  • Villa Lante, Rome, plan
  • Villa Lante, Salon, fresco, Finding of the Sibylline Books
  • Villa Lante, Salon, ceiling
  • Meeting of Janus and Saturn
  • Salone, Villa Trivulziana, plan
  • Casino of Pius IV, distant view
  • Casino of Pius IV, aerial view
  • Casino of Pius IV, rear
  • Casino of Pius IV, façade
  • Casino of Pius IV, court
  • Casino of Pius IV, court
  • Casino of Pius IV, Rome, plans
  • Casino of Pius IV, loggia, South end
  • Preliminary plan for Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Preliminary plan for Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Preliminary drawing for Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Sire plan for Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Drawing for Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Farnese Palace
  • Plan of basement, Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Plan of ground floor, Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Room of Jupiter, vault, Farnese Palace
  • Section drawing, Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Farnese Palace, interior court
  • Farnese Palace, grand spiral staircase
  • Room of Hercules, Farnese Palace
  • Room of Hercules, vault, Farnese Palace
  • Plan of piano nobile, Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Room of Farnese Deeds, Farnese Palace
  • Room of World Map, Farnese Palace
  • Fresco of the Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Plans for the stables, Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Section plan for stables, Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Plan for the casino, Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • Casino, Farnese Palace
  • Casino, Farnese Palace
  • Catena d'acqua, Casino, Farnese Palace
  • Drawing of the catena d'acqua at Farnese Palace, Caprarola
  • View from the Casino, Farnese Palace
  • Private garden, Casino, Farnese Palace
  • Villa d'Este, portal
  • Villa d'Este, court
  • Villa d'Este, façade loggia
  • Gardens and Palace, Villa d'Este
  • Villa d'Este, dining loggia
  • Fountain of the Dragons, Villa d'Este
  • Villa d'Este, Tivoli
  • Fountain of Nature (water organ), Villa d'Este
  • Villa d'Este, Alley of One Hundred Fountains
  • Oval Fountain, Villa d'Este
  • Fountain of Rome, Villa d'Este
  • Fountain of the Emperors, Villa d'Este
  • Grotto of Diana, Villa d'Este
  • Vista view from Villa d'Este
  • Wall Fountain, Villa d'Este
  • Fountain of the Dragons, Villa d'Este, Tivoli
  • Villa d'Este, Salotto
  • Vault, Villa d'Este
  • Villa d'Este, Room of Hercules, vault
  • Villa d'Este, First Tiburtine Room
  • Villa d'Este, Room of Noah, vault
  • Villa d'Este, Room of Moses, vault
  • Villa d'Este, Tivoli, grotto of private garden
  • Castato plan, Villa Lante, Bagnaia
  • Villa Lante,
  • Villa Lante
  • Palazzina Gambara, loggia interior
  • Hercules Slaying the Dragon, Palazzina Gambara, loggia, vault
  • Orion and the Scorpion, Palazzina Gambara, loggia, vault
  • Battle of the Titans, Palazzina Gambara, loggia, vault,
  • Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra, Palazzina Gambara, loggia, vault,
  • Villa Lante, Bagnaia
  • Villa Lante, Garden
  • Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
  • Fountain of the Lights, Villa Lante
  • Cardinal's Table and Fountain of the Giants, Villa Lante
  • Catena d'acqua, Villa Lante
  • Fountain of the Dolphins, Villa Lante
  • Fountain of the Dolphins, Villa Lante
  • Fountain of the Deluge and the Houses of the Muses, Villa Lante
  • View down gardens, Villa Lante
  • Fountain of Pegasus, Villa Lante
  • Villa Lante, Bagnaia
  • Fountain of Bacchus, Villa Lante, Bagnaia
  • Villa Montalto, Rome, Casino
  • Villa Montalto, Rome, Vigna
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The major focus of this study is on the concept of villeggiatura, the withdrawal to the country of the urban Romans, and on the architecture inspired by it. Rather than being concerned primarily with the formal development of the country residence, the emphasis is on the activities the Roman pursued during his moments of recreation and the meaning that his country retreat had for his life....
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In 1462, at the end of his life, Cosimo de’ Medici, patron of Florence, invited his young humanistic protégé Marsilio Ficino to the Medici villa at Careggi: “Yesterday I came to the villa of Careggi, not to cultivate my fields but my soul. Come to us, Marsilio, as soon as possible. Bring...
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The conclave of cardinals meeting in the fall of 1484 to choose a successor to Pope Sixtus IV signed a compact, dated August 28, the day before they elected Pope Innocent VIII, in which the successful candidate agreed to grant each of his colleagues the following:
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The Villa Belvedere, built for Pope Innocent VIII (1484-1492) on the summit of Monte Sant’Egidio north of St. Peter’s and the Vatican Palace (Fig. 39, p. 71), is the earliest building in Rome to present fully all the characteristics of the Renaissance villa. In terms of its function it is, of course, not the first Roman villa, for this...
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On April 10, 1480, a large and dazzling company of hunters, their equipages glittering with gold and jewels, set out from Rome toward the coast. Count Girolamo Riario, nephew of Pope Sixtus IV, was entertaining Duke Ernest of Saxony with a great hunt at La Magliana and Campo di Merlo a few miles southwest...
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The custom of honoring the visit of a foreign prince with a ceremonial entry, during which he was met and accompanied by the leading citizens of the city, was an old tradition probably derived from the triumphal entries accorded Roman generals. In 774 when Charlemagne, King of the Franks, visited...
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The pair of ancient statues long called the Horse-tamers, as well as the Dioscuri, gave the name Monte Cavallo to the Quirinal Hill during the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Fig. 116). In the mid fifteenth century, when the study of Roman antiquity and topography began, Flavio Biondo misidentified Monte Cavallo as the ancient Esqui-line Hill, with the consequence that...
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On the 1551 Bufalini map of Rome the Pincian Hill in the northeastern part of the city is labeled “The Hill of Gardens, which is now called the Pincian” (Collis Hortulorum Quinunc Pincius Dicitur). Presumably Pomponio Leto revived the ancient name...
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The concept of the ancient Roman villa was more important for the Renaissance than was its architectural form. In fact, Renaissance knowledge of the ancient villa was almost exclusively literary. Although the Renaissance historians, archaeologists, and literati reveled in attempting to identify the ruins of the villas of...
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For Renaissance Italy the myth of the ancient hero Hercules, and particularly his labors in overcoming the horrendous obstacles set him, became the prime example of moral fortitude, of virtù, for by the grandeur of his exploits he achieved immortality and joined the pantheon of...
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Early in March 1581 word spread throughout Rome that Pope Gregory XIII had canceled the monthly stipend of one hundred golden scudi given to Cardinal Montalto as a “poor” cardinal. Just previously in February...
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