Villa Medici, Pincian Hill, Rome: the Loggia dei Leoni

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RIBApix ref no RIBA113104
Architect/DesignerAmmannati, Bartolomeo (1511-1592)
Bigio, Nanni di Baccio (d. 1568)
Lippi, Annibale (d. 1581?)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1574
Image Date1970
ViewExterior
StyleRenaissance
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ROM/158
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Built for Cardinal Ricci de Montepulciano in 1564-1574 by Nanni di Baccio Bigio and Annibale Lippi, this villa was enlarged for Cardinal Ferdinando de' Medici in 1587 by Bartolommeo Ammannati. It has been the seat of the French Academy since 1803.

Subject tags

entrances, sculpture, stairs, villas, cultural centres, porticos, decorative stonework, town houses