Parisol Pines at Villa Ada
Villa Ada is the second largest park in Rome. The wooded area was once owned by the Savoia family and home to the royal residence from 1872 to 1878. But the Savoys had to give it up to Count Tellfner of Switzerland who name the park “Ada” in honor of his wife. The Savoys regained control of the land. That is, until 1946 when everything changed.
Egyptian Embassy, Villa Ada, Rome
Their residence, Villa Savoia, is now the Egyptian Embassy. At its entrance you will often find guards with guns.
There’s also a bunker on the ground that was constructed for the royal family during WWII to protect them from Allied bombs.
It was here at Villa Savoia that one hot afternoon in July, 1943 Mussolini was arrested.
Villa Ada entrance on Via Salaria (zona Parioli 2)
Tree with Knot
Egyptian Embassy from a distance
Villa Ada palms