The Villa Giulia was built by Pope Julius III in 1551-1553 on what was then the edge of the city of Rome as he wanted to be far away from the smells of the waters of the River Tiber. The villa was built as his country retreat and he decorated it with innumerable statues which were later moved by Pope Paul IV who confiscated all the properties owned by his predecessor. Today the Villa is publicly owned and houses the Museo Nazionale Etrusco. Since 1889 it has been the most important Etruscan museum in Italy.
I loved the hotel. The breakfast was amazing and the location is perfect. There are a number of excellent towns near by that are definitely with the visitBy: Anthony Mullis - Submitted March 3, 2016 at 9:28 am
|Travel Date: June 10, 2015 Traveled with: Families with Infants||Best for: Families with Young Kids Operator: Other|