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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Rome, Lazio, Italyen_US
dc.coverage.temporal17th century (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1600-1699en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T19:19:11Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T19:19:11Z
dc.date.issued1600-1699en_US
dc.identifier210392en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 872en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/118417
dc.descriptionFontana dei Cavalli Marini (the Fountain of the Seahorses), 18th century; The Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions. It is the second largest public park in Rome (80 hectares or 148 acres) after that of the Villa Doria Pamphili. In 1605 Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V and patron of Bernini, began turning this former vineyard into the most extensive gardens built in Rome since Antiquity. The vineyard's site is identified with the gardens of Lucullus, the most famous in the late Roman republic. In the 19th century much of the garden's former formality was remade as a landscape garden in the English taste. The Villa Borghese gardens were long informally open but were bought by the commune of Rome and given to the public in 1903. The large landscape park in the English taste contains several villas. The Spanish Steps lead up to this park, and there is another entrance at the Porte del Popolo by Piazza del Popolo. The Pincio (the Pincian Hill of ancient Rome), in the south part of the park, offers one of the greatest views over Rome. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 3/8/2008)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectGardensen_US
dc.subjectSeventeenth centuryen_US
dc.titleVilla Borghese Parken_US
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dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode2A2-I-R-VB-A12en_US
vra.culturalContextItalianen_US
vra.techniquegardeningen_US
vra.worktypepark (recreation area)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Italian)en_US


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