VILLA DEL CARDINALE
SURROUNDINGS

This late renaissance hunting lodge was built over the ruins of a patrician villa where consuls used to celebrate their Feriae Latinae as a tribute to Iuppiter Latiaris.

A real jewel of this solitary place is the well-known second century sepulchre adorned with consular and pontifical insignians attributed to Gneo Scipione Ispalo.

During the seventeenth century Prince Egidio, the younger brother of Cardinal Gerolamo, began the hospitality of the Villa. Indeed he was in the habit of giving numerous feasts in honour of the Pontifical Court of Castel Gandolfo.

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