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Villa Wolkonsky, Rome

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Villa Wolkonsky is the official residence of the British ambassador to Italy in Rome.It was originally owned by a Russian princess, Zenaǐde Wolkonsky, who made her home there in the 1830s. Her salon was frequented by Karl Brullov, Alexander Ivanov, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Gaetano Donizetti, Stendhal, and Sir Walter Scott. Nikolai Gogol wrote much of Dead Souls at the villa. Subsequently it passed through various ownerships until it was sold to the German government in 1920, becoming the German embassy and ambassador's residence.After the Liberation of Rome in 1944, the Italian government sequestrated the property, and it was placed under the Allied Control Commission. For a short time it was occupied by the Swiss legation and then the Italian Red Cross. When the British embassy at Rome's Porta Pia was blown up by members of the clandestine militant Zionist group Irgun on 31 October 1946, the Italian government made the Villa available to the British government to use as a temporary embassy and residence. The United Kingdom purchased the Villa in 1951.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Residence of the British Ambassador in Rome visited during a reception: large garden surrounded by Roman walls. The villa on 2 floors on the ground floor is purely entertainment.
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  • December 2, 2016
    In the Centre of Rome is a swanky mansion built Russian princess Zinaida Volkonskaya and remodeled her descendants. Until 1943 it was the Embassy of Germany, and from 1947 onwards-uk. Inside is a collection of Wolkonsky: furniture, paintings, sculpture and antiques. Russian remains the gawking at a villa just across the fence. What is the logic?
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  • December 2, 2016
    In a large park in the immediate vicinity of the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano is located in a villa belonging to, built in the 19th century on the territory of the vast plot of land to the Park, bought Zinaida Volkonskaya. The current building is the result of a reconstruction of the Villa at the end of the 19th century with the transformations of the twentieth century. Around high-impregnable fence.
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  • One of the most lovely properties i have seen in Italy. Expansive garden with lush green lawns. Ideal for entertainment.
  • Fantastic grounds, architecture and staff... but not open to the public!
  • British Ambassador residence. Not open to the public. Beautiful garden with some really rare Roman sculptures inside.
  • Huge house. Wish it was mine! Ahaha
  • Closed to the public, unfortunately, I was there for work, resplendent villa a due passi da san giovanni. Detachment of Embassy of the United Kingdom.
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