March 7th, 2007

Visiting Livias Villa

Absolutely one of the many wonders of the decorative painting world, and should be be on anyone’s “must see!” list anytime you have the fortune to get to Rome is the National Museum of Rome. It’s completely confusing when you read about it in the guidebooks as it is actually housed in three different locations. My friend and I went to all three before we found the Holy Grail at the Palazzo Massimo location across from Termini Station.  Amazing mosaics and the beautiful frescoes from the Domus Livia, Domus Farnesina and the Villa of Nero at Nettuna.


I had lost my camera by the time I arrived in Rome last year, but I found some other nice people’s photos on Flickr. I’ll be travelling with my son to Rome and Florence Italy in a few weeks and I CAN’T WAIT to see these again in person!!!

2 Responses to “Visiting Livias Villa”

  1. Carol Pascale Says:

    One of my most favorite murals ever to paint was a 5×12 faux fresco of the one at Livia’s villa for a dining room. That was a job to savor :D Wish I could see it in person (the book “Domus” made it almost like being there). Have a wonderful time Melanie!

  2. Melanie Says:


    I visited your website. Your work is really beautiful. Thanks for the book tip! I had seen that when I was in Italy and meant to order it.

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