Francisco 1878–1923 Pan*cho\ˈpän-(ˌ)chō, ˈpan-\Villa originally Doroteo Arango Mex. bandit & revolutionary
Country estate, complete with house, grounds, and subsidiary buildings. The term particularly applies to the suburban summer residences of the ancient Romans and their later Italian imitators. Roman villas frequently were asymmetrical in plan and built with elaborate terracing on hillsides; they had long colonnades, towers, gardens with reflecting pools and fountains, and extensive reservoirs. In Britain the term has come to mean a small detached or semidetached suburban home. See alsoHadrian's Villa, Andrea Palladio.