It was once possible to stand outside the entrance to the Villa Medici, look across at the 17th century Fountain of the Cannonball, and see, in the distance, the dome of St Peter's Basilica.
Blogging about Rome,
its art, history and culture.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
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