The “Hall of Roman Glory” is the heart of the west wing of the Villa’s first floor. Inside it is a rich, wall fresco decoration with a celebrative-allegorical theme on Rome, laid out in a sequence of eight scenes connected from within to specific frames set above doors and windows. The damage the pictures were exposed to along the years, makes it difficult to distinctly trace the date and the author of the works. However, historians attributed the works to artists that worked on the other halls of the villa, such as the Milanese painter, Antonio Busca, and the renowned panel painter, Giovanni Ghisolfi. There are no doubts, however, as to the direction of the reading, which starts from the north wall and continues counter clockwise.
The first northern panel portrays “Romulus and Remus breastfed by the she-wolf” against a background of woodlands landscape and at the right side, the personification of the Tiber River. To follow is the episode of the “Sacrifice of Numa Pompilius,” showing in the foreground the presentation of the calf with laurel crown and the climb toward the sacrificial fire-pit, against a background of poplar cypresses, plants that were always linked to the theme of expiation.