In Latin, this is where we find the etymological origin of the word villa, which we are now going to analyze in depth. We discovered concretely that it emanates from the term villa, which can be translated as “country house”.
Vila is a term with several uses associated with different types of populations and particular styles of housing. In its classical sense, a village is a population that has some privileges that differentiate it from villages or towns, but which is not considered a city. It is, therefore, a kind of population nucleus that emerged in the Middle Ages. Craftsmen and merchants lived in medieval villages, differentiating themselves from rural settlers. Most of these villages managed to evolve both in infrastructure and in number of inhabitants to become cities.
On the other hand, a villa is a pleasure house situated in a secluded location, usually in the countryside. For example: “The entrepreneur retired to his retirement home after concluding several commercial agreements” , “My employer’s house has a large number of wooded hectares and a large swimming pool” . In Argentina, the notion of city is used to name the neighborhood of precarious housing and with poor infrastructure. The original concept spoke of a favela (coined by Bernardo Verbitsky in one of his books), although in everyday language it is simply called a villa. Villages are usually located in or around large cities and are formed from migration (with people coming from different cities or countries in search of work). In addition to all this, we cannot fail to notice that it is frequent in the colloquial sphere to use the term country house. It is an expression that defines what is the municipality of any municipality. Likewise, there is also what is known as the university of the city and the land. This expression, however, was more typical of past centuries and was used to refer specifically to the set of neighborhoods that maintained a bond of union by being under the same representation. Of course, we cannot ignore the expression village worker either. It is used to refer to a man who works in the construction industry, specifically as a bricklayer. Villa is also a very frequent surname. Pancho Villa (Mexican revolutionary leader who died in 1923) and David Villa (Spanish football player) are some of the personalities who bear this surname. The latter is an Asturian athlete who plays as a striker in the Spanish Section, of which he is the top scorer in its entire history, and who currently plays for Atlético de Madrid, although he has also been part of FC Barcelona and Valencia CF.
Among the vast history it has, trophies such as two Spanish League championships, a European Cup, a Club World Cup, a King’s Cup, a World Cup or a European Championship stand out. All this without forgetting a series of personal awards such as the Silver Shoe at the 2010 World Cup.