The Villino Volterra was built in the early ‘900 by the mathematician Vito Volterra and the family has continuously kept the property up to date while maintaining the characteristic look of a country house intended for a summer residence of the Roman upper middle class families.

The main building, characterized by a massive structure, with three floors, large windows, large rooms, high ceilings, was designed by the architect Giulio Magni.

The original drawings still exist as well as the detailed design and the exchange of letters between the developer, Vito Volterra, the architect and the company. The project involved extremely modern and comfortable solutions for its time, a choice of high quality materials and a comparison between the original plan and the current status reveals that both the villa and the park have not undergone substantial changes.


This volume traces the more than a centuryold history of the “Villino Volterra” since its construction, commissioned by Vito Volterra and
Virginia Almagià and started in 1904 by the architect Giulio Magni, until its present restoration completed in 2010 by Roberto Veneziani and Virginia Volterra. with contributions from Elena Alleva, Valentina Bottieri, Luigi Capogrossi, Giovanni Paoloni, Paola Picco, Francesco Petrucci,Flavia Tummolo, Serena Volterra and Vito Volterra.

The Publisher is: Palombi Editori

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A documentary on the life of the mathematician, a key figure of Italian culture and politics and founder of important research institutes, such as the CNR, the Italian Physics Society and of the International Research Council

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The Legacy of Vito Volterra
Production: Association for the dissemination of scientific and technological culture “ La Limonaia Scienza Viva”
Director: Stefano Nannipieri
Realization: Alfea Cinematografica
Duration: 60’
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