Raffaelo and Villa Farnesina in Trastevere – Rome Italy

Villa Farnesina, located in Trastevere is considered one most harmonious creations of Italian Renaissance.
Villa Farnesina in Trastevere.
Villa Farnesina in Trastevere.
Raffaello Sanzio
Better known simply as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance.  Most of his works remain since they were done mainly within the Vatican. He died April 6, 1520. His death was caused by a long night of excessive sex with his mistress, and he fell into a fever. He was 37 years old. Raphael is interred at the Pantheon. On his sarcophagus, it says, “Here lies that famous Raphael by whom nature feared to be conquered while he lived, and when he was dying, feared herself to die.” Vassari wrote a biography for Raphael, and said that he was, “So gentle and charitable that even the animals loved him.”

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