Nancy Pelosi is protecting Rep. Charles Rangel, who failed to pay taxes on his Caribbean villa, among other miscues.
It is not uncommon to see groups of clerics enjoying the gorgeous views of ancient Roman ruins from the villa terrace.
In the spring of 1999, Armstrong assembled his inner circle at his French villa in Nice to map out the plan for the Tour.
When Clooney bought his fabulous 18th-century villa Oleandra here in 2001, it was part of the Heinz ketchup family estate.
The three were living it up at his Arcore villa outside Milan, made famous by his orgiastic Bunga-Bunga parties.
The ladies and gentlemen who were coming to dine at the villa had all arrived.
This led me to request a sight of that villa—a crown to the housekeeper got me admittance.
The villa was situated about half way up one of the hills which rise behind Naples, and which command so lovely a view.
She was a new young lady, who had been with Madame at her villa—I have not seen her.
The full moon was just appearing over the mountains when I drove my car up to the villa.
1610s, from Italian villa "country house, villa, farm," from Latin villa "country house, farm," related to vicus "village, group of houses," from PIE *weik- "clan" (cf. Sanskrit vesah "house," vit "dwelling, house, settlement;" Avestan vis "house, village, clan;" Old Persian vitham "house, royal house;" Greek oikos "house;" Old Church Slavonic visi "village;" Gothic weihs "village;" Lithuanian viešpats "master of the house").