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Villa Sciarra, Rome

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Villa Sciarra is a park in Rome named for the villa at its centre. It is located between the neighborhoods of Trastevere, Gianicolo and Monteverde Vecchio. It is not to be confused with the Villa Sciarra in Frascati.LocationThe best approach is from Viale Trastevere. At the Ministry of Education turn onto Via E. Morosini, then take the first left (Via Dandolo) to make the climb and turn left at Via Calandrelli. In Via Calandrelli there are two entrances which are the first giving on to Piazzale Wurts, designed by Pio Piacentini and the second at Largo E. Mintilli.HistoryIn 1653 Cardinal Antonio Barberini bought most of the land within the Janiculum walls between Porta Portese and Porta San Pancrazio to build an estate mainly used as a farm. In 1811 the property was acquired by the Colonna di Sciarra, who gave the villa its current name and enlarged it by acquiring the land belonging to Monastero di San Cosimato. In the 1880s Prince Maffeo Sciarra Colonna went bankrupt and the estate was split and a large part of it became a residential area. The last owners, George Washington Wurts and his wife Henrietta Tower, who was the sister of Charlemagne Tower, established the remaining land as a botanic garden and aviary complex embellished with an original sculptural decoration coming from an 18th-century Lombard villa near Milan. The park was given to Benito Mussolini by the widowed Henrietta in 1932 on condition it became a public park.
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  • Beautiful villa in the heart of Monteverde Vecchio, near the Gianicolo. Small green lung, a place of recreation and culture that unfortunately is suffering from neglect and degradation. In such a context the incivility and vandalism, unfortunately are the masters.
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  • Picturesque park donated to the city Not as big as Villa Pamphilj park, wonderful views from side road around calandrelli street. One section is surrounded by Mure Di Gianicolo The Italian Institute o...  more »
  • Just enjoyed an amazing walk around the Park of Villa Sciarra, where birds fly around with tropical parrots and beautiful trees and fountains create a relaxing atmosphere, as a matter of fact I am pla...  more »
  • The park looks a little abandoned, but in this case that actually adds something to its charm. A group of volunteers from the neighborhood perform most of basic maintenance tasks, and keep it afloat.
  • A really beautiful Ville. To go with your beloved one.
  • Fabulously rundown and decadent Roman park. Mind your step because if you fall and break your leg, no-one's coughing up any compensation
  • A real secluded diamond in the heart of Trastevere, a park so rustic and gorgeous at the same time. Some people in their reviews say it is unattended with fallen trees etc. But I think it has its own character and atmosphere, rustic and vintage, with all those fountains and statues and small paths... Next time I'm in Rome I'm definitely staying near this park to go there again!
  • A little jewel this villa,, with its gardens, fountains and landscapes..withstand the visit and a relaxing walk

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