The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden, and consists of a main three story building with a panoramic terrace, a depandance that looks on the ancient “Via Appia” and an antique greenhouse.
The design was entrusted by the mathematician Vito Volterra and his wife Virginia Almagià to the Architect Giulio Magni who then built it between 1904 and 1907.

The family has continuously maintained the property to date and the restoration of the buildings took place in strict adherence to the original design. In 2016 the complex was declared a cultural interest site by the government and bound for the following reasons:

 

The house is historically important since it is evidence of the modus vivendi of the Roman bourgeoisie, who identified, in the immediate surroundings of Rome, places where to build summer residences creating true neighborhoods of villas. It presents an architectural apparatus of undoubted quality, due to one of the most famous and estimated architects of the beginning of ‘900, Giulio Magni and presents gorgeous pictorial decorations particular of that period. It boasts a garden full of many botanical varieties and adorned with one hundred and fifty archaeological fragments. Thanks to the high sociocultural level of its owner it has served as a meeting place where people of the international scientific community could exchange experiences, becoming the most prestigious house in Ariccia after Palazzi Chigi e Primoli