Villa Aldobrandini di Belvedere, Frascati: the cascade of the Water Theatre (Teatro delle Acque)

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RIBApix ref no RIBA16332
Architect/DesignerFontana, Giovanni (1540-1614)
Guglielmi, Giovanni
Maderno, Carlo (1556-1629)
Olivieri, Orazio
Artist/PhotographerFalda, Giovanni Battista (1643-1678)
CountryItaly
CityFrascati
Subject Date1621
Image Date1670
ViewExterior
StyleBaroque
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.d.117/2
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Falda. Le fontane delle ville di Frascati (Rome, 1675?-1685), pl. 8 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

Gardens, water features, villas, fountains