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The Villa Giulia is located in an area of Rome, which was known as Old Vine (Vigna Vecchia), just outside the Aurelian Walls, located in the valley where the hills of the Monti Parioli goes down to the Tiber, between Porta del Popolo and Ponte Milvio. The current villa is only a small part of a previous property, which contained three vineyards. Here was built a villa for Pope Julius III, who was not a theologian, but it was a great humanist and affable lover of the arts. Vasari says he was "the first one that did all the design and invention Julia's Vineyard", but the construction and decoration were the work of a large group of artists, which is said below.
After the death of Pope Julius, the new Pope Paul IV Carafa, ascended to the papacy after the very short (20 days) Pope Marcellus II, appear far more severe but less nepotistic than its predecessor, confiscated all the properties that Pope Julius had together, the villa was divided, the main building and part of the gardens became the property of the Apostolic Camera, and the house was reserved for the use of the Borromeo family, grandchildren of the new pope. As in all Renaissance villas of Rome - and the more it is a villa with adjoining crops - the water was one of the leading architectural buoyancy. The Villa Giulia was then equipped with an underground branch of the aqueduct of Vergine (the same as the Trevi Fountain) dedicated exclusively to it. It also benefited the public, later, with two drinking-fountains placed at the beginning of the Via di Villa Giulia on the Via Flaminia, by Cardinal Borromeo in 1672, and Prince Filippo Colonna of Palisade in 1701.
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