Exploring a Roman Villa in LA…

A Roman Villa in Los Angeles?! Yes really!

A Roman Villa in Los Angeles?! Yes really!

When you think of LA you don’t think of Roman Villas but the Getty Villa perched on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean is just that. It was obviously not constructed by the Romans but it is an exact replica built by the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty last century. It houses a phenomenal collection of Roman, Greek and Etruscan antiquities and TravelBella always loves a bit of culture on her travels! Although the villa itself and the divine gardens are what TravelBella enjoys the most during visits! Wandering around imagining you are a Roman Empress and smelling the sweet smell of the beautiful flowers and trees that have been planned to replicate those planted in Roman times, the attention to detail is second-to-none and it is easy to forget you are in Los Angeles!

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