[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]The vestibule of the villa is a rectangular structure with a barrel vault decorated with octagonal and square stucco coffering. The octagonal panels are decorated with rosettes, each different from the other. Instead of rosettes, the two he lowest panels, carry masks of lions and satyrs. The rosette and mask decoration were influenced by Roman architecture and were very common to architecture in the  early Renaissance period.
When the villa was restored, on the tympanum of the vestibule’s back wall, above the door to the salone, a painted coat of arms of the Borghese family was found, this evidently refers to the visit of the Pope Paul V in 1608. Two hundred years later, in 1807, the villa was visited by another pope, Pius VII, who could come here to rest and to escape from his worries caused by the uneasy times of Napoleon, as can be read on the Latin inscription on a tablet on the wall.