Apartment of the Secret Garden The apartment, overlooking a secret garden from which it takes its name, was created by Federico II as an intimate and secluded place. The elongated octagonal vestibule connects the chamber of Attilius Regulus to the loggia and the garden. The [...]
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The name derives from the winged Victories portrayed in the corners of the room together with two symbols of Fame bearing long trumpets. The frieze comprises elegant painted grotesques on a background of imitation semi-precious stones, as described in a contemporary document. Oval partitions contain stucco crosses with clipeate [...]
One of the first elements noticeable about Palazzo Te is the way it extends horizontally. With its square plan and large inner courtyard, the Palazzo recalls the country villas of antiquity, where the architecture and its setting are in constant interaction. Unlike town palaces the most important rooms are on the ground floor, which [...]