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Secret Gardens: Caprarola, Bagnaia, and Bomarzo Field Trip

Our most recent field trip featured three stops at Villa gardens in the Lazio region of Italy.


Caio Barboza, Joon Choe, Kristina Alford, & Charles Williams ’13

Villa Farnese, Caprarola

The first stop was Caprarola, where the Villa Farnese sits perched on a hill above the surrounding town. The site, which features a pentagonal Renaissance villa, was designed by Vignola in 1559 for Cardinal Alessandro Farnese.


Architecture History Professor Jeffrey Blanchard


Caio Barboza ’13


Kasia Pozniak ’13


Mauricio Vieto ’13


Circular Courtyard


Jorge Puentes ’12


Danlu Li ’13


Charles Williams ’13


Spiral Staircase looking up


Spiral Staircase looking down




Jorge Puentes ’12


Jeffrey Blanchard


Donald Silberman ’13






Kyle Schumann ’13


Clock Tower

Villa Lante, Bagnaia

Next, we journeyed onward to Bagnaia, the site of Villa Lante, another Vignola designed structure built in 1568.


Jose Tijerina ’13


Jessica Liss & Jocie Fifield


Mauricio Vieto ’13

Monster Park, Bomarzo

The trip concluded in Bomarzo where the chilling, monumental sculptures of the Monster Park create a sort of theme park of foliage and rock.


Donald Silberman ’13


Alex Chen ’13


Kyle Schumann & Gretchen Craig ’13




Jose Tijerina ’13




Donald Silberman ’13

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