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Villa Torlonia in Rome

Villa Torlonia belonged to the Torlonia family. Mussolini rented it from the Torlonia to use as his state residence, and now visitors can see his house and a bunker.

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Villa Torlonia

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Villa Torlonia is a large complex, enclosed by walls and representing a park with fountains and pavilions, a large palace and buildings in the style of ancient Rome. There is a lemon garden, conservatory, Moorish Grotto, a museum, where you can see the amazing sculptures.

Previously, this villa belonged to the Torlonia family. Mussolini rented it from the Torlonia for one lira a year to use as his state residence. There are no tourists here, so the Romans often come here for walks in the park and even have a picnic on the grass.

Villa Torlonia is located two kilometers north of Termini Station. You can reach it by metro (line B, Bologna stop) or by bus (№36, 84, 62, 60 or 90).

Below the villa is an underground bunker, which was built by order of Benito Mussolini.

Region: Rome, Italy

Location: Via Nomentana, 70

Open hours: from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

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