MULINO DI ROVEZZANO, FLORENCE

The Mulino di Rovezzano sees its origins in 800 D.C, where the families of millers worked wheat and spelt. In the following centuries it underwent various changes, and became a convent in 1300, a period in which 4 towers were built to protect the inhabitants. The mill activity continued until the[…]

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ORATORIO DEL SS. ROSARIO IN SANTA CITA, PALERMO

The Fellowship of the SS. Rosario in Santa Cita was founded in 1570 after the split with the homonymous company based in San Domenico and ushered in his oratory in 1686. The company, one of the richest and most prestigious, constrained to a rigid behavioral protocol, he devoted himself to[…]

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ORTO BOTANICO, PALERMO

The Orto Botanico di Palermo (Botanical Garden of Palermo) is both a botanical garden and a research and educational institution of the Department of Botany of the Palermo University. Nowadays it hosts a public library, a conference hall and numerous expository halls. The origins of the Orto Botanico can be[…]

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PALAZZO AURIS, OSTUNI (BR)

Palazzo Auris was built in the 1800s in an ornate neoclassical style and boasts an imposing façade caratherized by a smooth ashlar face, divided in two orders. In the lower order, paired Ionic pilasters define the façade, which around the portal develops an harmonic movement of surfaces with the paired[…]

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PALAZZO BARDI ALLE GRAZIE, FIRENZE

Palazzo Bardi alle Grazie was built by the Busini family in the 30s of the XV century, the construction was then completed fifty years later when it became property of the Bardi family.Among the most interesting features of the building there is the courtyard that was probably designed by Filippo[…]

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PALAZZO BISCARI, CATANIA

Palazzo Biscari, the most magnificent private building in Catania, is unique in terms of structure, outlay and decoration. After the earthquake of 1693 destroyed nearly the entire city, Ignazio Paternò Castello III Prince of Biscari obtained permission from the Deputy General Giuseppe Lanza to build the new palace on the[…]

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PALAZZO BOCCELLA, LUCCA

Palazzo Boccella was built in the early 16th century by Enrico Boccella, in 1998, after a long series of changes of ownership and changes of destination it was purchased by the Municipality of Capannori. After saving it from the inexorable decline, the Municipality conferred Palazzo Boccella to the eponymous Foundation,[…]

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PALAZZO BONCOMPAGNI, BOLOGNA

Palazzo Boncompagni (now Benelli) is situated just few steps away from piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers, right in the historical centre of the city. Pope Gregory XIII, who was previously Cardinal Ugo Boncompagni, was born and lived in the palace – which belonged to his family – until his[…]

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PALAZZO BRANCADORO, FERMO (FM)

Palazzo Brancadoro, that rises in the medieval streets of the historic center of Fermo, dates back to the end of the 17th century, precisely to 1669.It was the residence of Cesare Brancadoro, belonging to one of the oldest patrician families in the city.Born in 1755 by the Count Giuseppe and[…]

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PALAZZO CARRATELLI, AMANTEA (CS)

Situated in the old centre of Amantea, it commands from on high the view of the town and the sea. This historic residence was built in the second half of the XV century and restructured and extended after the earthquake of 1638. It develops on three levels. On the ground[…]

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