Villa

Type of house

A villa is a type of house that was originally an ancient Roman upper class country house. Since its origins in the Roman villa, the idea and function of a villa have evolved considerably. After the fall of the Roman Republic, villas became small farming compounds, which were increasingly fortified in Late Antiquity, sometimes transferred to the Church for reuse as a monastery. Then they gradually re-evolved through the Middle Ages into elegant upper-class country homes. In the Early Modern period, any comfortable detached house with a garden near a city or town was likely to be described as a villa; most survivals have now been engulfed by suburbia. In modern parlance, "villa" can refer to various types and sizes of residences, ranging from the suburban semi-detached double villa to, in some countries, especially around the Mediterranean, residences of above average size in the countryside.

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Unai Emery says he wants Villa to "improve" despite thrashing Brighton 6-1 at Villa Park, with Ollie Watkins bagging an historic second hat-trick of the season.
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Aston Villa are in talks with Ollie Watkins in the hope of tying down the England striker to a new long-term contract at the club.
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