Le dimore della nobiltà teatro del lusso e dell'illusione
Texts by AA.VV.
1988 / 284 PAGES
This volume describes the delights of aristocratic Lazio in the Renaissance and Baroque periods via a series of stunning images of the exteriors and interiors of the grandest and most important houses, accompanied by essays and descriptions.
The birthplace, according to the ancients, of Italian civilisation, the region of Lazio was viewed as the quintessence of Italy. Indeed, the expression “Saturnia Tellus” could be applied to the whole peninsula or focused on the region which, according to Servius and Ovid, was Saturn’s refuge.