History

Villa Giovanelli-Fogaccia was build at the beginning of the previous century by  Marcello Piacentini, one of the most important architect and city planner of his time. He also realized in Rome some other architectural masterpieces: Chancellorship building of the University of Rome, Villa Nobili, Building of Corporations (current head-office of the Ministry of Finance), Via della Conciliazione…

Inaugurated the first of April 1938 by King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, the Manor received numerous and prestigious guests: Benito Mussolini, Field Marshal Piero Badoglio, Marquis Rodolfo Graziani, Cardinals Fumasoni Biondi, Marchetti Selvaggiani and Micara.

The Villa, family court of Princes Giovanelli, was physically occupied by German forces during WW2. During their retreat they mined the whole building. Its destruction was avoided thanks to the prompt arrival of the Allied forces. This miracle was attributed to the presence of the Holy Cross relic inside the property.

History

Villa Giovanelli-Fogaccia was build at the beginning of the previous century by  Marcello Piacentini, one of the most important architect and city planner of his time. He also realized in Rome some other architectural masterpieces: Chancellorship building of the University of Rome, Villa Nobili, Building of Corporations (current head-office of the Ministry of Finance), Via della Conciliazione…

Inaugurated the first of April 1938 by King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, the Manor received numerous and prestigious guests: Benito Mussolini, Field Marshal Piero Badoglio, Marquis Rodolfo Graziani, Cardinals Fumasoni Biondi, Marchetti Selvaggiani and Micara.

The Villa, family court of Princes Giovanelli, was physically occupied by German forces during WW2. During their retreat they mined the whole building. Its destruction was avoided thanks to the prompt arrival of the Allied forces. This miracle was attributed to the presence of the Holy Cross relic inside the property.