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The Aspirin Tree

Not far from our house is Villa Ada, the largest park in Rome second only to Villa Pamphili. Located in the north-eastern part of Rome, it has a surface of 180 hectares/450 acres and is covered with vegetation native to … Continue reading

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Daphne and the Bay Leaf

Sometimes we go for a walk at Villa Ada. I took a clipping from one of the laurel shrubs and stuck it in a pot on our balcony. Now it’s growing and aims for the sky. Laurel, aka bay leaf, … Continue reading

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Villa Ada

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 … Continue reading

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Villa Ada or Virginia Woolf?

entrance to Villa Ada on the Salaria Now, where the ancient city of Antemnae once stood, is the lush and large Roman park known as Villa Ada. In 1872, Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia bought the land and, for a … Continue reading

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