Getty Villa 

 

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The Getty Museum was originally located on this site next to J. Paul Getty's home. In 1997 the Villa was closed and moved to the new Getty Center in Brentwood. The Villas were recently re-opened after a 9 year renovation.

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Listening to the video about this place we were told it was built to give you the feeling an average Roman would have felt wandering around. Ummm AVERAGE.. Haha I don't think so. There is nothing average about this place. The Villa now houses the Museumís Antiquities Collection.

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I can't pass up a good flower picture. They kind of call my name.

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The building and grounds, just like the Getty Center, are spectacular and they are free. There is a charge for parking at both facilities though. You do have to make reservations though for the Villa. If you try on the web you may never get the time and date you want. Call the museum.

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The Getty Villa is very much about the architecture as well as the Antiquities displayed. Our friend Linda who was with us said she saw the original of this fountain in Italy.