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Borghese Villa

(bōrgā`zā vēl`lä) or

Villa Umberto I

(vēl`lä o͞ombĕr`tō prē`mō), summer palace built by Scipione Cardinal Borghese outside the Porta del Popolo, Rome. Begun in 1605, the villa was transformed in the 18th cent. into a more elaborate edifice. In 1806 it yielded much of its priceless art to Paris. It is now government owned and has become the repository for many of the paintings from the Borghese Palace.
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Then the band would play a march, an amnesty would be declared, the Pope would agree to retire from Rome to Brazil; then there would be a ball for the whole of Italy at the Villa Borghese on the shores of Lake Como, Lake Como being for that purpose transferred to the neighbourhood of Rome; then would come a scene in the bushes, and so on, and so on--as though you did not know all about it?
The carriage was traversing that part of the Pincian Garden that overhangs the wall of Rome and overlooks the beautiful Villa Borghese.
She decided to string together several romantic events " a picnic in the Villa Borghese gardens, a Rossini concert in an old church and dinner in a charming neighbourhood trattoria in Trastevere " so there would be a few opportunities to propose.
The academy was founded in 1929, first located at Villa Borghese district; then it was moved to Collo Opeyo Palace in 1930.
Formerly known as the Aleph Rome Hotel, it is an 88-room hotel based near all of Rome's tourists sites such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Villa Borghese and many other key attractions.
Set theatrically at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome, next to the magnificent 16th-century Trinita dei Monti church, it is within walking distance of the abundant greenery of Villa Borghese gardens, Via Veneto, Via Condotti, and the city's most fashionable boutiques.
Pieces from the collection are exhibited today at the Louvre in Paris, the Windsor Castle in London and the Villa Borghese in Rome.
And there's a private boat ride to Isola del Garda, the biggest island in the lake, dominated by the dramatic neo-Gothic Villa Borghese Cavazza.
Tornera a vederlo in seguito il cielo di Roma, quando scegliera di trasferirsi nella capitale per il resto dell'esistenza, dal '45 al '75, e il sole riprendera a splendere sulle rovine, fra le "stradette" di Trastevere "che odorano dell'odore campestre delle stalle", nei viali di Villa Borghese dove "le ragazze passeggiano tenendosi per mano" e il "venditore di lupini dorme nell'erba", dentro le osterie che sono il vero "centro della vita" di una citta irridente e irriverente, dove sulla Vespa che furoreggia si riesce ad andare "in tre, in quattro, in cinque".
He made a surprise appearance April 24 at an Earth Day event in Rome's Villa Borghese park, where a temporary "village" was constructed to demonstrate more ecological ways of living.
The couple, who have a daughter together, announced they were getting married after ex-5ive star Ritchie proposed in Rome's Villa Borghese Gardens in October.
From up here you have a real sense of the whole city, from the distant umbrella pines of Villa Borghese to the dome of the synagogue in the Jewish Ghetto.