The present state of villas and gardens utilized as diplomatic facilities or academies of foreign nations in Rome, illustrated with beautiful photographs.
[The Gardens of Diplomacy. Foreign Embassies and Academies in Rome] The book illustrates the present state of villas and gardens utilized as diplomatic facilities or academies of foreign nations, with beautiful photographs taken exclusively for this publication, and historical-critical commentary to accompany the descriptive profiles of the individual works. The villas and gardens of embassies and academies in Rome can be divided into three groups, based on the date of their occupation. The first two, smaller groups are the facilities that still date back to the delegations to the Pope and the Church, diplomatic seats and, above all, the academies founded in Rome after 1870, at the time of the consolidation of the Kingdom of Italy on the international scene. The third and largest group is composed of the villas occupied just after the end of World War II, when Rome became a fundamental crossroads of political, religious and cultural interchange aimed at keeping the balance of the various forces present in the Mediterranean area.