To further our education on ancient Rome, our group visited the Villa Giulia museum. The Villa Giulia was originally built as a papal estate by Pope Julius III from 1550-1555, and became a museum in 1889. It is known for its gardens and its structure, as well as for some of the most important artifacts, pottery, and sculptures found in tombs and graves that date back to the Etruscan period. Since the founding of the museum, the remains of Villa Giulia have been reconstructed, and even excluding the Etruscan relics, its mosaics, fountains, and frescoes make it a worthwhile destination.
Alicia, Dylan, Mitchell, Scott
(Regrettably, photos were not allowed inside the Villa Giulia.)
(Alicia strolls through the courtyard.)