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#villa medici

A house standing on 27 Madbagha Street, in downtown Cairo, ornate with striking Islamic and Gothic-style architecture, was once a gleaming beacon of innovation—an epicentre for Egypt’s modern art movement. Today, only the ghostly past of Cairo’s Villa Medici remains: a memory standing on the now-renamed Sherif Street sandwiched between two towering structures, left derelict and abandoned. Although Cairo's Villa Medici lies unassuming at present, the tale behind this venue speaks volumes of far-reaching historical and cultural influence on the…