Villa Strohl Fern, an important centre for many French and Italian artists in the 19th century and early 20th century, is open for guided tours on 27 September and on 11 and 25 October at 10.00, 11.30 ad 15.00. The villa was created by Alfred Wilhem Strohl-Fern, a German mother-tongue French national from Alsace Lorraine, who purchased the property on the edge of Piazza del Popolo and Villa Borghese in 1879. His residence, part neo-Gothic and part Romantic in style, was surrounded by several hectares of garden in which he constructed studios for artists and writers. Rainer Maria Rilke, Carlo Levi, Francesco Trombadori and Arturo Martini are just some of the better known figures who frequented the villa.
Strohl Fern left the property to the French state when he died in 1926, and part of the buildings are still used by the elementary school of the French lyc
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