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Observing what remains of Villa Conti, known as Villa Catena, one has to imagine the beauty and the splendour of its glory when in 1563 Annibale Caro (the renowned translator of the Aeneid) described it in his Letter to Torquato Conti. The villa has three lodges and Pope Innocent XIII (the Conti family) stayed here on holiday.

The villa is on a hill and its run-down Italian garden flows down the slope with hedges and springs that fed fountains, lakes, parks, and gardens.