Giovanni Fontana (architect)

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Giovanni Fontana (Melide, 1540 – Rome, 1614) was a Dominican friar and late-Mannerist architect, as well as brother of Domenico Fontana.

Fontana built one of the most important rural villas of the Roman Campagna in 1601-1605 for the Aldobrandini family. Castello di Torrenova was originally a medieval farmhouse that Fontana enlarged and embellished with Renaissance details and crenellated walls. Next to the castle a small late Renaissance church was built for Saint Clement, the patron saint of the Aldobrandini Pope, Clement VIII.

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