İtalyan Sefareti Yazlık Binası (Summer Residence of the Italian Embassy)

The Summer Residence of the Italian Embassy (Turkish: İtalyan Sefareti Yazlık Binası) on the shore of the Bosphorus in Tarabya, was commissioned in 1906 by the Italian Foreign Ministry and built by the famous architect of the period, Raimondo D'Arono. Made in the tradition of Ottoman residences, the last floor was designed in an Art Nouveau stlye.

The Summer Residence of the Italian Embassy (Turkish: İtalyan Sefareti Yazlık Binası) on the shore of the Bosphorus in Tarabya, was commissioned in 1906 by the Italian Foreign Ministry and built by the famous architect of the period, Raimondo D’Arono. Made in the tradition of Ottoman residences, the last floor was designed in an Art Nouveau stlye.

With its is notable keystone Medusa above its entrance, the residence was used until the 1960’s as a summer retreat for Italian diplomats as well as a meeting and conference center. Today the residence, despite efforts at restoration, is in poor condition.

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