Villa Torlonia, Avezzano

Villa Torlonia is located in Avezzano, in Piazza Torlonia, in front of park Torlonia. It was built in 1800s by the Torlonia family, a very rich family from Rome which had extensive estates in Fucino. The reconstruction of the villa after the earthquake of 1915 did not keep the sumptuousness of the original model. Only a wooden pavilion, known as a hunting lodge, survived the earthquake and, properly restored in 1980, is now the elegant building that houses the Museum of agricultural and pastoral civilization.

Old agricultural machineries, along with a cast iron sculpture and a man-made pond, are immersed in the meadows and centennial trees of the park which surrounds the villa to remember the rural vocation of Fucino.

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