Olimpia the Fox: mascot of Rome's biggest park

Friendly fox becomes celebrity at Villa Pamphilj in Rome.

In recent weeks a friendly fox has been attracting increasing attention in Villa Pamphilj, Rome's largest park.

The animal has been christened Olimpia, after the 17th-century Pamphilj princess whose family owned the villa before it passed to the Italian state in 1957.

Olimpia has become something of a celebrity in Rome, with local newspapers running stories with titles such as "The fox that thinks it's a dog".

In recent days Olimpia has apparently been spotted with her 'fidanzato' (boyfriend), who also has a name: Giulio.

Photo La Stampa

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Address Villa Pamphili, Via Vitellia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Olimpia the Fox: mascot of Rome's biggest park

Villa Pamphili, Via Vitellia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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