Villa Sospisio. History of a unique home dipped into the green.
The orange and lemon tree runafter down the half of Gianicolo Hill.
In the heart of Trastevere, in one of the most suggestive place of the Capital, is located Villa Sospisio.
The history of this location, probably beginning during the half of XVII Century but is not very clear. Unknown the architect and the first owner, altought the gardens of Villa Alibert and moreover the gardens of Pazzo Salviati, next to Via della Lungara, make us guess the common birth.
The story we know is recent and started when Guya Sospisio discover this place in the heart of Trastevere. It’s a wooden house surround by the vegetation overgrowth but she immediately guessed the beauty and potentiality. She get through the shrubs with a sickle and reach the amazing six hundred fountain. She felt in love with this place and it’s authenticity: she must have it! After years of passionate works , this beautiful house becomes in Guya’s hands Villa Sospisio, with the magnificent Ninfeo in the center of the main hall.
Curious, unexpected, charming, Villa Sospisio is the house you can’t belive.
The entrance at n. 22 of Via San Francesco di Sales, is a wooden front door, behid that there is a winter garden with Ficus Benjamin trees, then the main saloon room with the Ninfeo and opposite a beautiful door-windows that put forward to the italian’s style garden. The yellow of the Jasmin, the purple of the glycine, the boucanvillee and the scent of the zagara, the laurel, palm camelias, peach-bossoms, almond…is definitely a triumph!
The garden of the Villa, borders on the Botanical Garden of Rome, towards via della Lungara, so the sunniness is optimal.
There is no doubt: Villa Sospisio is one of those hidden place that leave you openmouthed.