Teatro delle Acque (Water Theatre), Villa Aldobrandini di Belvedere, Frascati

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RIBApix ref no RIBA60975
Architect/DesignerFontana, Giovanni (1540-1614)
Guglielmi, Giovanni
Maderno, Carlo (1556-1629)
CountryItaly
CityFrascati
Subject Date1621
Image Date1870
ViewExterior
StyleBaroque
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference41640/6 (Phot. 2432)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This patrician villa was designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by Carlo Maderno in 1598-1603. The gardens featured a Water Theatre designed by Maderno and completed in 1621. He was assisted in the creation of the waterworks by Giovanni Fontana and Orazio Oliveri while the special hydraulic system was engineered by Giovanni Guglielmi.

Subject tags

water features, villas, fountains