Thursday, August 21, 2008

Villa Medici

Remember Galileo? That innovative thinker who the Vatican got around to pardoning about a decade ago? This building, that now houses the French Academy, was once the Villa Medici, and this is where the pope kept Galileo in prison. It is on the edge of the Borghese Gardens, near the Spanish Steps. Here are two views of the villa, and a view from its front.

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