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Villa Farnese, Caprarola: the Scala Regia

RIBA Ref No RIBA25466
Architect/DesignerTempesta, Antonio (1555-1630)
Vignola, Giacomo Barozzi da (1507-1573)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityCaparola
Subject Date1579
Image Date1960
ViewInterior
StyleRenaissance
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ITA/340 (ES6573)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectVillas ; Frescoes ; Columns ; Spiral stairs
NOTES: The gallery and upper floors were reached by five spiral staircases around the courtyard: the most important of these is the Scala Regia (Royal Stairs) rising through the three floors, frescoed by Antonio Tempesta.
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