Apr 28, 2014

Villa Paolina

VILLA PAOLINA (or Villa Bonaparte) is the splendid house (built in 1748) of Pauline Bonaparte (1780-1825), the beautiful sister of Napoleon. After Waterloo, Pauline moved to Rome, where she enjoyed the protection of Pope Pius VII, as did her mother, Letizia, and other members of the Bonaparte family. Pauline lived in this Villa (since 1809) near the Porta Pia that was called Villa Paolina after her. She believed this area was very healthy and the most beautiful part of Rome. Now Villa Paolina is the residence of the French Embassy to the Holy See (Vatican)

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