Villa Torlonia Park Location & Hours
Villa Torlonia Park is the latest aristocratic Roman villa in the Eternal City adorned by beautiful english-style gardens, fountains and buildings, a tranquil oasis to chill out or stroll along irregular pathways.
Located in the Coppedè neighbourhood, an Art Nouveau gem in the hearth of Rome designed by the architect Gino Coppedè, Villa Torlonia houses beautiful museums and artwork scattered across its 14 hectares.
Within this natural landscape of lush vegetation there’s a stunning neoclassical complex featuring the so-called Casina delle Civette (the House of the Owls), the residence of the Prince Giovanni Torlonia until his death during the 1930’s. Today this little house is a museum with 20 rooms full of paintings, mosaics, colorful stained glass windows and porticos decorated with majolicas.
The nearby Casino Nobile, renovated by the architect Giuseppe Valadier, is decorated with stunning paintings and stuccoes, and houses impressive sculptures.
|Opening Hours: Summertime 7.00 am - 8.30 pm / Wintertime closes at 7.00 pm|
|Best Time To Visit: From 8.00 am - 11.00 am or after 4.00pm|
|Tickets: Not Needed|
How to Visit
1PLAN YOUR VISIT IN ADVANCE
– Prebook your skip-the-line ticket thorough the Colosseum Official Ticket Office;
2CHECK IN ADVANCE THE BEST TIME VISIT
– Springtime and Summertime: 8.30am or 4.30pm;
– Fall and Wintertime: from 10.30am to 4.30pm;
3WEAR COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR
– Summertime: sneakers, sun cream and a hat;
– Wintertime: sneakers, umbrella and raincoat
Villa Torlonia is open daily:
From October 1 to March 31: 7.00 am – 7.00 pm
From April 1 to September 30: 7.00 am -8.30 pm
Entrance to Villa Torlonia is Free. Tickets are needed just to visit the museums inside.
Wheelchair Accessibility Service:
Villa Torlonia is accessible
+39 06 0608
How to Reach
1FROM THE CITY CENTER TO VILLA TORLONIA
Bus Lines (Stop “Nomentana/ Trieste”):
Tram Lines (Stop “Regina Margherita”):
Via Nomentana 70 – 00161 Rome, Italy
Get directions from Google Maps
Villa Torlonia Historical Facts
|Credits: image by By MarkusMark – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link|
Originally, Villa Torlonia was an agricultural property of the Pamphili Family, also owners of Villa Doria Pamphili. At the end of 1700 the land was acquired by the banker Giovanni Torlonia.
Hence the villa became his residence. Giovanni Torlonia had two buildings constructed inside the Villa, known as Casino Nobile and Casino dei Principi, that houses temporary exhibits, both works of architect Giuseppe Valadier.
Over the following century, Villa Torlonia saw the construction of the Temple of Saturn, a fountain, an Amphitheater and a Caffè House. After a long phasing-out period, Villa Torlonia became residence of Mussolini Family. In 1978 it was bought by the Municipality of Rome and turned into a public park.
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