12 07 2010

villa farnese caprarola

we will travel outside of rome on tuesday to avoid the heat,  first to caprarola where the farnese fled to avoid the sack of rome in 1527, to see the remarkable villa farnese by vignola, a villa in the pentagon form of a fortress.  there is also the casina, a sweet pleasure pavilion up the hill (where you can see the 2003 siena studio waving from the parterre, above).

from caprarola, we will continue on to bagnaia for lunch and the villa lante, equally a pleasure garden but with a more serious conceptual + philosophical – not to mention political – intent.

villa lante bagnaia

we will end the day with a shopping excursion to a very modern-day retail villa, the da vinci mega mall, before returning to rome in time to reach the villa massimo for the the introductory lecture on the Santa Maria della Pietà workshop.




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