Monday, September 9, 2013

Livia's Fridgidarium

One of John and my favourite treasures in the Museo Nazionale Romano in Rome 
is the fridgidarium from Livia's Villa, 1st century A.D.
The underground dining room is surrounded by splendid trompe d'oeil frescoes
giving the impression that one is in a lush garden.
The details of birds, flowers and fruit are unforgettable.


  1. I'd love a fridgidarium like this one.

  2. Thanks seule771 and Shelley. I guess the original would have had those couches around the edge that Romans favoured for dining. Pretty classy.