CASTELLO MACKENZIE, GENOVA

Castello Mackenzie was built between 1893 and 1905 by the young and Florence architect Gino Coppedè on commission of the Scottish insurer Evan Mackenzie. The castle was inhabited by the Mackenzie family for 27 years. Four years after Evan’s death, in 1935, her daughter Isa sold it to a real[…]

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CASTELLO MEDIOTEMPLARE, CAMPOLATTARO (BN)

The first historical record of this Castello comes from the tenth century with the beginning of the settlement and fortification of the town. Around the year 1000 the Castello consisted only of the Torre dei Normanni watchtower, which dominated Campolattaro from 1043 to 1139 as a defensive fortification for the[…]

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CASTELLO MONTELIFRÈ, SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO (SI)

The name Montelifré probably derives from Lombard etymological origins, possibly Liutfrido or Lifredi.The first written documentation of the castle’s presence dates to before the year 1000 A.D. The first definitive documentation of the entire town, from the year 1213, states: “The heads of sixteen families of the land declared their[…]

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CASTELLO NOBILI VITELLESCHI, LABRO (RI)

The current castle is built above what were, until the fifteenth century, the walls of a stone fortress.The halls of the villa, still inhabited by the noble Vitelleschi family, are completely furnished with family heirlooms, paintings and furniture handed down through the generations. Of particular interest is the intact family[…]

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CASTELLO RUSPOLI, VITERBO

Located between Rome and Florence, Castello Ruspoli offers visitors the possibility of exploring cultural activities, unique travel experiences, and an immersion in local culture and in the history of the Ruspoli family.Pope Paul III donated both the castle and the land of Vignanello to his niece Beatrice Farnese in 1531,[…]

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CASTELLO SONNINO, MONTESPERTOLI (FI)

King Umberto I, Vittorio Emanuele III, poet Gabriele D’Annunzio and statesman Giovanni Giolitti were just some of the illustrious guests who stayed at Castello Sonnino in the early years of the twentieth century. The Castello di Montespertoli is located in an important strategic position, only 20 km from Florence, on[…]

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CERTOSA DI PONTIGNANO, CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA (SI)

Certosa with villain the heart of Chianti, just a few km from Siena, for an unforgettable stay in Tuscany. Enchanting garden, conference halls,parking area, wifi.The Certosa di Pontignano (Pontignano Charterhouse), also known as the Certosa di San Pietro, is a Carthusian monastery and church in the neighborhood of Pontignano, within[…]

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CORTE BEBBI, BIBBIANO (RE)

The ancient name of the place where this elegant rural court is located was “Ager baebianus” which indicated the ownership of the Latin Bebii family. Corte Bebbi has therefore a very long and articulated history, which has left its mark in the name given to this elegant rural courtyard dating[…]

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CORTE MAINOLDA, SARGINESCO (MN)

Corte Mainolda is a cosy land house in the middle of Mantua’s countryside.The ancient 16th century building has been recently restored and converted into an agritourism by the family.There are four suites, two of those, have been realized in the old granary while the other two has been obtained from[…]

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DON SERAFINO, MILAN

The house Don Serafino stands out against the great green lung on the western boundaries of the city of Milan. Its panorama includes the gallop track of Milan (Ippodromo del galoppo), the large park of Trenno and the mountain massif of the Monte Rosa. The house is inspired to the[…]

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