Villa rustica

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Villa rustica (countryside villa) was the term used by the ancient Romans to denote a villa set in the open countryside, often as the hub of a large agricultural estate (latifundium). The adjective rusticum was used to distinguish it from an urban or resort villa. The villa rustica would thus serve both as a residence of the landowner and his family (and retainers) and also as a farm management centre. It would often comprise separate buildings to accommodate farm labourers and sheds and barns for animals and crops.[1][2][3][4][5] In modern British archaeology, a villa rustica is commonly (and misleadingly) referred to simply as a "Roman villa".

The villa rustica's design differed depending on the architect, but usually it consisted of three parts; the urbana (main house), agricultural center and the rusticana (farm area).

List of Villae rusticae[edit]

Model of a Roman Villa Rustica. The remains of villas of this type have been found in the vicinity of Valjevo, Serbia.

Bulgaria[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Wurmlingen
Villa rustica, Haselburg at Höchst i. Odw., Hypocaust of the main building
Eschweiler

Baden-Württemberg

Bavaria

Hesse

Northrhine-Westphalia

Rheinland-Palatine

Ceiling painting at the Roman villa of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Saarland

Boscoreale villa

Italy[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Aargau

Basel-Landschaft

Genf

Jura

Solothurn

Waadt

Zürich

Turkey[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

References[edit]

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