Villa Torlonia

Via Nomentana, 70, Rome

Villa Torlonia is a villa and surrounding gardens in Rome, Italy, formerly belonging to the Torlonia family. It is entered from the via Nomentana. It was designed by the Neoclassical architect Giuseppe Valadier. Construction began in 1806 for the banker Giovanni Torlonia (1756–1829) and was not finished by his son Alessandro (1800–1880). Mussolini rented it from the Torlonia for one lira a year to use as his state residence from the 1920s onwards. It was abandoned after 1945, and allowed to decay in the following decades, but recent restoration work has allowed it to be opened to the public as a museum owned and operated by Rome's municipality.
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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Mon

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 19:00

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  • Hey You

    - 05 August 2018 -

    No indications if you enter villa Torlonia from one of the side entrances. Just look for the "biglietteria"... The exhibition of Cambellotti was good but I was expecting to see a greater selection of his work.

  • Jabari Bovell

    - 13 July 2018 -

    The buildings were lovely and quite easy to find your way around. However, the park needs some attention and maintenance; the grass is becoming overgrown. If you don’t mind a bit of grass, great place to lay around with friends or family.

  • Dominic Ainsworth

    - 17 May 2018 -

    Wonderful building. Fascinating history.

  • Cosmo Curieux

    - 14 April 2018 -

    Beautiful park in Rome. Great architecture and the trees are amazing.

  • Leggo Tung Lei

    - 06 February 2018 -

    A complex of several edifices situated in lovely and tranquil garden. A private residence of the Torlonia family and during his of rule of Benito Mussolini ,they house since 1997 beautiful museums.The best,in the Casina delle Civette is dedicated to the Art Nouveau. We were astonished to discover a Jewish motif in a stained glass for a church done by Paolo Paschetto .It represents the candelabrum seen on Titus' arch and now the official emblem of the state of Israel.

  • Felipe Santarelli

    - 05 February 2018 -

    Cozy museum and wonderful park for relax. Few interesting paints and statues Visited on first Sunday of February so fee was free...

  • Marko Mlinaric

    - 20 January 2018 -

    There is an opportunity for some magical time at charmingly hollow museum where you can be absorbed by some of its gems.

  • Daleen Dick

    - 09 January 2018 -

    Beautiful old villa

  • Asma Benoun

    - 02 November 2017 -

    Lovely museum, you can see the old life of Mosselini, his room etc.. it's nice collection too, I like this villa. The park Needs more attention, lighting and cleaning, garbage bin are needed.

  • szecsikecso

    - 12 September 2017 -

    Only checked it from outside. Nice appearance

Villa Torlonia tours

Private Tour: Rome Hidden Neighborhoods

Give yourself some time to discover the hidden neighborhoods of Rome that only true Romans know. From the comfort of your car discover the eclectic Quartiere Coppedè, where you can admire the Fairy Cottages and the Piazza Mincio with its special hidden treasures. Drive to Villa Torlonia and visit the...

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