Albergo Pietrasanta
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Albergo Pietrasanta  
Hotel in Pietrasanta  
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Year erected: 16It 00
What is the history of the property?
Albergo Pietrasanta is located in the seventeenth-century Palazzo Barsanti Bonetti, one of the most significant buildings in the historic center of Pietrasanta.
In the transformation of the ancient building into a hotel, particular attention was paid to the preservation of the original decoration, in particular the frescoes on the ceilings of the rooms and common areas.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Seventeenth-century Palace
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
It is situated in a medieval origin town
Has restoration work taken place?
Sure
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Frescoes ceilings
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
We have a contemporary art collection on permanent display
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
We have been selected by Residenze D'Epoca
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Palace
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Hotel Villa Luppis
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Hotel Villa Luppis  
Country House in Pasiano di Pordenone  
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Dating as far back as the beginning of the 11th century, Villa Luppis used to be an old monastery of the Camaldolite monks. Due to the war between Venice and the Hapsburgs, the monastery underwent serious damages, and it was rebuilt during the 1500s. Since the 19th century, it has come to the possession of the Luppis family, who turned it into a charming guest house where diplomatic activities also took place.
Year erected: 900 d.C.
What is the history of the property?
Villa Luppis: this is the name of the old monastery which was built here, by the Camaldolite monks at the beginning of the 11th century, on the confluence between the river Livenza and Meduna. Many events went by, i.e. a rebuilding in 1500 after the damages suffered during the war between the Republic of Venice and the house of Hapsburgs, and San Martino was then secularized by Napoleon at the beginning of 1800 and acquiredby the Chiozza – Luppis family. Turned into a superb country house, it came an elegant estate and was used by the family ancestors as a place where to carry out the public relations for their industrial and diplomatic activities.

Today, the Villa still recalls past times’ splendor and atmosphere. With an accurate intervention aiming at maintaining as far as possible everything unaltered, we have turned it into a 39-bedroom 4 star hotel (6 suite) with period furnishing and we have provided it with every comfort, an excellent restaurant and a relaxing piano-bar. To facilitate and enrich the stay of our guests, we have also arranged important additional services: “Guide to the territory, Shopping-card, Green fee, Ski Pass, Shuttle Bus to/from Venice”. In Villa Luppis not only do our guest find surroundings of exceptional charm, but also and above all a kind of hospitality typical of first-class hotels with something more: our friendly, not just formal approach.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
It was built 1100 years ago
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
An Ice Cellar from 1300, a collection of more than 300 Clocks of epoch, an unique

Chapel in Europe, that reproduces the one in Warsaw Castle in Poland, important paintings 600 years old and much more!
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Dukes of Windsor,
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
We belong to the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) and ADSI (Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane); Most important: our Villa is bound as it belongs to "Beni Culturali"
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Monastery
Villa
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Hotel Del Sole Al Plebiscito
Hotel Del Sole Al Plebiscito  
Hotel in Sapri  
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Year erected: 9 suites
What is the history of the property?
Edificio appartenuto a una delle prime famiglie nobili di Sapri
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
L'immobile di compone di due nuclei uno di fine 600 e l'altro inizio 800 lo stile e tipico degli edifici storici del Cilento
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Si trova nel centro storico di Sapri e affaccia sull'antica piazza plebiscito. Mentre il bellissimo orto-giardino circondato da mura in pietra ha l'uscita sulla strada dove si trovavo palazzi ottocenteschi
Has restoration work taken place?
E stato interamente restaurato

conservando la struttura originaria ma introducendo moderne tecnologie.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
La bella muratura originaria in pietra e degli affreschi su delle pareti
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Si molti personaggi dello sport dello spettacolo e del cinema come l'intero staff dell'ultimo film di 007
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Carlo Pisacane si reco a chiedere sostegno per la sua causa di unità d'Italia
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Mansion
Casa Castello
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
Alloggiare nella struttura è come un tuffo nel passato
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Castello Sannazzaro B&B
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Castello Sannazzaro B&B  
Bed & Breakfast in Giarole  
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Year erected: 1163
What is the history of the property?
Castello Sannazzaro is a medioeval castle built by 4 knights of the Sannazzaro family between the 12 and 13th century. It has always been owned by the Sannazzaro family who still own and manage it. The tourist activity was strate din 2006
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Middle age; 18th century baroque; Neogothic and neo renaissance;
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Castle gardens, Horse stable; farm buildings.
Has restoration work taken place?
Renovation means new heating system and bathrooms renovation, plus breakfast room .
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
painted ceilings in entrance hall, main staircase, Ballroom and some of the Bedroom.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Count and countess Sannazzaro hosted King VIctor Emanuel II of Italy and Emperor Napoleon III in 1859. Some members of Gonzaga family dukes of Mantova and Monferrato in 16th and 17th centiries
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
1859: second indipendence war of Italy.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
It is recognised by the Italian Fine Art Ministery as a historical building
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
We are not a Luxury hotel but a B and B in a historical castle. Guided tour of the castle is available for guess or other tourists led by the Castle owners.
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Castello Di Potentino
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Castello Di Potentino  
Farm Stay in Seggiano  
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Year erected: 1042
What is the history of the property?
he first document to mention the Castello di Potentino is dated 1042. It then belonged to a certain Count Pietrone or Pepone. However, the original foundations are probably Etruscan. Over the centuries the property passed through the hands of many well-known Tuscan families of noble descent - the Tolomei, the Bonsignori, and the the Salimbeni, whom in the company of Contessa Bianchina, received Saint Catherine of Siena as a guest at the castle. At the end of the 16th Century it became a centre for the charitable works of the hospital order of Santa Maria della Scala.

After this period of religious activity, the Medici Duke Ferdinando I conceded the estate to Marchese Giovan Battista Bourbon del Monte, famous commander-in-chief of the infantry of the Venetian Republic. His descendants finally sold the castle to a gentleman from Switzerland, Antonio Hemmeler, in 1906. Recently it was purchased and restored by the Greene family, who have given new life to the ancient traditions of the building.

The Greenes have owned properties in the Tuscan Maremma for over 30 years. Starting with a farmhouse near the coast, they gradually moved inland. Castello di Potentino is their second major project in the Grosseto area.

In 1989 the family purchased their first ruined castle – the Castello di Montepo, Scansano. Restoration was completed, vineyards planted and a winery established. After 10 years it was sold to a well-known wine producer from the Biondi Santi family. The next castle, Potentino, was discovered in an old guide book. Abandoned, dilapidated, overgrown, the potential was still apparent. It was for sale but had to be bought from 22 different people. Negotiations took a year and agreement finally reached with all the owners. In 2000, work commenced.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
late Medical early renaissance
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
no, but we are in a valley without very little modern intervention- it is very much like the land in the Sienese frescos of good and bad government.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes- the castle was restored from near collapse in 2000
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
We have beautiful 19th Century/early 20th Century stencils on the beams and some 17th Century paintings by the altar in the chapel by the Nasini Brothers. We also have templar artefacts in the vaulting of the castle and a templar cross above the chapel entrance. Some of the vaulting is fabulous.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Saint Catherine of Siena came to visit with the Contessa Bianchina Salimbeni on their way to Rome to visit the Pope, San Bernardino was local and Saint Francis also passed through the castle. We also believe that Caravaggio hid at Potentino although he didn't leave any canvases behind!
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
We are under the Beni Culturali as a monument
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
There are also Etruscan ruins in the valley- including some very old winemaking stones- palmenti.
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Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati
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Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati  
Aparthotel in Parma  
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The building dates from 1222, and was a birthplace of the Medieval chronicler, Brother Salimbene.
Year erected: 1200
What is the history of the property?
very long story. From the birth of Fra Salimbene back in 1200, it became a Dalla Rosa Prati property in 1700 when my family refurbisehhed it completely. It was partially bombed during the second world war and therefore rebuilt in the south area. Since 2004 we started renting part of our palazzo to the Tourists
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
1700
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
it is surrounded by the most important monuments of Parma such as the Cathedral (Duomo), the Baptistery and the Bishop's Palace which is the most ancient Palazzo of Parma, built on the ancient Roman ground
Has restoration work taken place?
The restoration started with its faces back in the early 2000
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
there are several frescoes original from the 1400 and a wonderful ceiling vaulted besides coffered ceilings. In the "cafe" area there is also a column dated 1200
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
we welcomed very important Guests such as Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi and many others that we prefer not to mention for Privacy reasons, but also for example Royal Families. In our Family who owned the Palazzo, we had very important ancestors such as Guido (scientist, mayor of Parma and much more), Scipione (who signed the contract with "Correggio" to come and paint many cupolas and more in Parma
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Several important marriages, parties, shows aso. One rimarkable was some years ago for the presentation of new models of Ferrari cars
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Our palazzo is recognized by the italian superintendence of historical assets http://sabap-pr.beniculturali.it/ and part of A.D.S.I. (italian association of historical buildings) https://www.associazionedimorestoricheitaliane.it/adsi-english, beside part of "Castelli del Ducato" (association of Castles of the Duke of Parma https://www.castellidelducato.it/?lang
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Palace
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
Mentioned by "thousand places to see before you die" (NY Times) our accomodations have amazing views and equipped with kitchen beside being fully serviced by wify
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Castello Dal Pozzo
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Castello Dal Pozzo  
Hotel in Oleggio Castello  
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Year erected: 1000
What is the history of the property?
The Castrum was called Q.Legio, from which the name Olegio seems to derive, Olezo, named Oleggio Castello in honor of the Visconti building built around the year 1000. It was precisely from the shores of Lake Maggiore that the Visconti, around 1200, moved to the dominion of the Signoria of Milan, assumed since 1277 and which ended with the death of Filippo Maria (1447), whose only daughter Bianca was married to Francesco Sforza who continued the splendor and independence of the Duchy of Milan. In the following centuries, the castle was abandoned until a partial, but substantial destruction. Only in the mid-sixteenth century, the descendants of the Visconti, who became Aragon in 1426 by concession of King Ferdinando of Naples, recovering the remains of the Castle, they rebuilt a residential building. The marquis Alberto Visconti d'Aragona, the last of this name, was implicated for his active participation in the Carbonari uprisings and, for this, tried, sentenced to death and the expropriation of property. The properties passed to his sister Virginia, wife of Bonifazio dal Pozzo d'Annone, of Piedmontese origin, of Rovereto, later renamed Alessandria in honor of Rolando Bandinelli, Pope Alexander III in 1167. His son Claudio (1839-1885), passionate about Richard Popwell Pullan, William Burgess' s brother - in - law and follower of the Augustus Pugin school, was commissioned to redesign and restructure the structure, transforming it into a Gothic - Revival style castle surrounded by a majestic park. Next to it stands the eighteenth-century palace where Alberto Visconti d'Aragona lived until his death after being pardoned. Died in 1895, he is buried, together with his wife Donna Luigia, of the Marquis of Monticelli Obizzi, in the cemetery of Oleggio Castello. The palace was a refuge and home for many local families with the succession of the World Wars. Subsequently, when Oleggio Castello, leaving Paruzzaro became an autonomous Municipality, the Palace, by concession of the family, was for some decades the seat of the Municipal school of Oleggio Castello and later abandoned. In recent years it was renovated and meticulously transformed into a magnificent Luxury Boutique Hotel, destined to project the small and peaceful Municipality of Oleggio Castello onto the most coveted international scenario. The entire property belongs to the Dal Pozzo d'Annone family and is still the seat of the family.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
A corner of England
British art experts have defined the architecture of the Castle as one of the purest examples of the Gothic Revival, very popular in the Victorian era. The Marquis Claudio Dal Pozzo d 'Annone was a passionate scholar of the 16th century Gothic style and the Castle reflects this artistic passion. Outside the castle has a very compact physiognomy. The grandiose landscaping emphasizes it all. The 24-hectare park is surrounded by rare arboreal essences of great botanical interest. The entrance porch, the chapel, the massive square tower from the east, the small octagonal tower on the south-western corner, reveal the spirit of the Anglo-Saxon style. The architecture blends with the typical internal decoration of the period: the stained glass windows of the windows of the apse of the chapel, the wrought iron gates taken from Scottish models, low reliefs set on the external walls of the building, coats of arms and sculptures of various origins . The careful study and loving care for the execution of every detail is clear. The stencils on the walls, the decorations of the tiles and the decorations of the furniture, bring to the spirit and cultural climate of the artistic movement called 'Gothic Revival' and are taken from the book of drawings 'Of Ecclesiastical Monuments' by Augustus Pugin, upon whose death He was succeeded by architects of the caliber of William Burgess and then William Morris whose movement called 'Arts and Crafts' influenced architecture, interior design and decorative arts. Although the Gothic Revival style uses simple forms with decorations taken from the medieval era, it could be argued that the movement already lays the foundations of modern design.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes, the palazzo and the historical stables
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Everything :-)
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
yes
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
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Schloss Hotel Korb
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Schloss Hotel Korb  
Hotel in Appiano sulla Strada del Vino  
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Year erected: 1236
What is the history of the property?
Built in 1236 by the family Korb, the roman Tower has changed ownership many times until 1918, where it was purchased by the Dellago family. Since the early 1960's castle Korb has become a small, family run luxury hotel.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Roman - 12th century
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
In the surroundings there are many ruins, important buildings and historical sites.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Painted ceilings in the entrance hall and in the chapel. Original paintings on the outside of the tower window and an original roman arch-window in the middle part of the tower overlooking Bolzano and the surrounding Dolomites.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Dr. Friedrich Tessmann was one of the preowners which opened the official South Tyrolean Library for historical interest. He also was a politician.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
It's an official protected historical site.
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Castle
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Castello di Rocca Grimalda
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Castello di Rocca Grimalda  
Country House in Rocca Grimalda  
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Year erected: 1300/1700
What is the history of the property?
Initially a control tower, then expanded into a castle-family residence
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
A part of the castle was built in 1500 with a Renaissance style. The castle was then completed in 1700 in the Baroque style.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
It is located in a small village with medieval origins
Has restoration work taken place?
It underwent changes in the early 1900s and was structurally renovated 20 years ago with the adjustment of the service areas, but keeping the structure unchanged.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The chapel has painted ceilings in the late 1700s.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
From 1500 to the end of 1700 it was owned by the Grimaldi, one of the most important families of Genoa.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
The village of Rocca Grimalda and its castle have for centuries been the subject of disputes between the Republic of Genoa and the northern countries that were trying to reach an outlet to the sea
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
The castle is officially recognised as a heritage building
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
The castle is not an hotel, but a private mansion with some apartments for guests or as B and B.
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Agriturismo Biologico Sant'Egle
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Agriturismo Biologico Sant'Egle  
Farm Stay in Sorano  
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Year erected: 1300
What is the history of the property?
This resort was once a customs point in 1600, where anyone looking to cross the border between the Papal State and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany could find shelter and respite.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Medieval
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
no is in the middle of countryside
Has restoration work taken place?
External preservatives.
The roof and the interiors taking energy saving into account
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
2 ancient ovens where the local community came to bake bread once a week
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
A pagan saint
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
It is a gathering place for the local community
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
In Italy there is a law that protects all buildings considered by the 'Belle Arti' of historical and cultural heritage
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Border customs
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Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande
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Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande  
Hotel in Venice  
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Year erected: 1568
What is the history of the property?
It was the residence of a Venice Doge's family.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Renaissance
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
It is situated in a historical town.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes. Last one ended in 2007.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Our library still has its historical ceiling, decorated with gold leaf as rich families used in the past.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
The famous Italian writer Gabriele D'Annunzio used our spaces to store his collection of pictures. Now some of the pictures are exposed in San Pietroburgo at Ermitage.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Venice Fashion week. Tv programs.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
it is officially recognised as a heritage building.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Palace
Mansion
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
Our style mixes contemporary elements with typical Venice's decorations such as mirrors, tapestry on the walls, rich curtains and velvets.
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Hotel Villa Rosa Antico
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Hotel Villa Rosa Antico  
Hotel in Otranto  
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Year erected: 1500
What is the history of the property?
una villa appartenuta al principe Garcia di Spagna .Gli fu data in dono dal re di Napoli per essere intervenuto ,con il suo esercito nella liberazione della nostra città ,Otranto ,dall'invasione turca
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
LA villa è del 1500 costruita in stile classico con materiali del luogo quali pietra leccese e carparo con volte a stella .
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
no
Has restoration work taken place?
Abbiamo effettuato recenti ristrutturazioni dell'esterno e alcune modifiche all'interno ,creando una lounge area e ristorante ,un nuovo ricevimento
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Volte a stella
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Principe Garcia di Spagna
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
no
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Dimora Storica
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Villa
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
La villa è stata trasformata in un hotel 4 stelle mantenendo la struttura e conservando lo stile antico.
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Hotel Casa A Colori
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Hotel Casa A Colori  
Hotel in Dolo  
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Year erected: 1500ca
What is the history of the property?
Built in middle 1500 as country mansion for supplies storage for a monastic order (nouns).

During Napoleone era the nouns were thrown out and the property was lead by private families.

In 1947 the house was again lead by a religious order: Provincia Veneta di S. Antonio dell'Ordine dei Frati Minori, specifically it was ruled by San Pietro della Vigna monastery in Venice.

In 1970-80 years many priests lived there to work in the close tipography.

From 1986 to 2001 priests turned it into a Community for young people in desease.

In 2008 it was restored and turned into a hotel.

What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Venetian colonist house

and "Casone" style
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
It is situated in the coutry area of an old town (Dolo - Venice)
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes, in 2008
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Rose window

barchessa

Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
not known
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
not known
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
no
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Monastery
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Villa Michaela
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Villa Michaela  
Bed & Breakfast in Vorno  
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Year erected: 1500
What is the history of the property?
The original construction dates back to 1500 but the actual aspect of the villa today dates back more to the 1800 s when the Nottolini family purchased the villa and built the Annunziata chapel for the public seating 110 people.At the time of construction the Vorno village road ran in front of the chapel but in 1910 the Commune Di Capannori privatised this access.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Original construction in 1500 but

The neo classical style of today was effected by Lorenzo Nottolini, architect of the Lucca aquaduct and court architect to the city of Lucca during the time his family owned Villa Nottolini now Villa Michaela.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes.

There are many other famous villages in Vorno mainly neo classical

There is a celebrated "passegiata" round the village to view

"Le Ville Di Vorno"
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes.

When purchased by the Rhode family in 1984 there were no bathrooms, central heating or air conditioning.

There are now 17 bathrooms and the villa and other houses are fully centrally heated and air conditioned.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Considerable works were undertaken by the present owners between 1984 and 1989 restoring beautiful frescoes which had been painted over during the war.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Lorenzo Nottolini court architect to Lucca lived at the villa owned by his family in the 1800 s.

Under the present ownership of the villa the owners have received an ex First Lady of America for several consecutive years as well as many film stars and writers.

Ken Follett,Kevin Bacon etc
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Villa Michaela Gia Nottolini has hosted many weddings of family of prominent English politicians , authors, actors etc.

There have also been some memorable opera recitals in our Nottolini chapel which seats 100 and has a superlative grand piano and acoustics.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Yes.

It is recognised by the Commune Di Capannori as a listed building and also by Dimore d'Epoca and ADSI - Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Villa
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
Greenest tennis court set in the olive grove with superlative views.

Situated directly in the via Francigena the centuries old Pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome.

Villa at the
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Azzurretta Guest House
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Azzurretta Guest House  
Bed & Breakfast in Lecce  
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Year erected: 1576
What is the history of the property?
Fu fatto costruire dalla famiglia Astore. Lo storico Paone ne parla nel suo volume sui palazzi storici leccesi.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Stile classicheggiante appartenente all'"età moderna" XVI e XVII secolo
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
E' situato nel cuore del centro storico di Lecce a poca distanza dalla barocca chiesa di San Matteo
Has restoration work taken place?
Sono stati effettuati lavori di restauro ma il palazzo, nel complesso, ha conservato ben nette le sue caratteristiche costruttive, tipologiche e stilistiche, tanto da poter essere segnalato come interessante esempio di architettura civile tardo cinquecentesca in Lecce.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Sul piano tipologico risaltano evidenti i rinvii al modello classico della grande casa palaziata dell'epoca, articolata ad un atrio quadrangolare interno, a cielo aperto, cui si accede dal grande androne di ingresso, coperto da pesante volte a stella, e intorno al quale affacciano le aperture del vano scala e degli appartamenti.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
La famiglia Astore
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
E' stato dichiarato palazzo di interesse storico
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Hotel Villa Cipriani
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Hotel Villa Cipriani  
Hotel in Asolo  
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Year erected: 1550
What is the history of the property?
It's a XVI century villa designed by Andrea Palladio's school. In the XIX century Robert Browning, the British poet bought the villa and settled in Asolo.
In the 1960s, Lord Iveagh hired Giuseppe Cipriani - founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice,to transform it into a charming hotel: Villa Cipriani. That's when from being always a private property the villa became a hotel, one of the iconic properties in Italy during "dolce vita's time"
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
The school of Andrea Palladio designed the villa.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
it's located in the historic town of Asolo, a middle age town with its own castle and bishop
Has restoration work taken place?
yes, a painstaking restoration took place over a 6 years period bringing back the property to its ancient splendours
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
the architecture design
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Robert Browning and Lord Guiness have owned the property.
Amongs its guests Queen Mother of England, Prince Phillip of Edinburgh, Juliana of Holland, Albert of Monaco, and actors such as Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio de Sica, Orson Welles, Peter O’Toole, Catherine Deneuve, Kim Basinger, Sharon Stone.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Historic Hotels of Europe
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Villa
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
The property has a 5-acre garden, it's most significant feature. A garden that changes through seasons
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Pensione Accademia - Villa Maravege
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Pensione Accademia - Villa Maravege  
Hotel in Venice  
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Historic Hotel

Year erected: 1600
What is the history of the property?
Venetian private patrician mansion built in the 1600, it acted as the Russian embassy until 1789 at the end of the Venetian Republic. After Venice was not a capital city anymore, still kept bonds tu Russia as Russian Consulate. Converted to one of the first "Pensione" in Venice at the end of the 40s after the 2nd world war, among the other welcomed the literature Nobel Prize Josif Brodsky.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
The building is from the 17th century and reflects the architectural style of the typical Venetian palace of the time being.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
The property is situated in the historic town of Venice, therefore is indeed surrounded by ancient buildings and canal in a setting that can almost be defined as an open-air museum.
Has restoration work taken place?
The property invests yearly in restoration works. Lastly, bathrooms were renovated and the façade was repainted.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Beside the conformation of the building itself, it is said that the black marble columns in the breakfast hall belonged to the Loggia created by Sansovino for the famous St. Mark's belltower, gathered from an auction after it collapsed in 1902.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Russian noble prize Josif Brodsky; former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti; King and Queen of Belgum.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
The property is officially part of the "Historical Places of Italy" certification program, which states that a building is of historical importance.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Mansion
Villa
Embassy
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Romeo Giulietta Rooms Apartments Turkish Bath
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Romeo Giulietta Rooms Apartments Turkish Bath  
Bed & Breakfast in Verona  
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Year erected: 1600
What is the history of the property?
We found Roman ruins in the cellar and we exhibit them on the internal terrace. The palace was owned by a Florentine nobleman who traded precious in Verona, in front of an ancient convent of nuns which housed a pawnshop. During the Habsburg occupation of Vienna it was renovated and raised and inside the Bed and Breakfast there are the writings of the time and the symbol of the Florentine noble's house.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Medioeval era along with some roman ruins, probably the palace was build in the XXVII century on 1200/1300 and Roman ruins
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes, all around historical palaces and the Fontana del Ferro and Duke Court of the King of Longobardi along with pagan temples and churches.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes, recently in 2015
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Yes, paintings, inlays, exposed walls of the time, Roman columns.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
yes, film and books' authors who have set famous opera and some narratives, as well as opera singers
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Lyrica concerts in the terrace.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Official plant of the XVII century palace.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Palace
Bolca fossil laboratory of the Natural History Museum
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
in the surroundings of the same era our Guests will find Giardino Giusti, Fontana del Ferro, Funicolare di Castel San Pietro, Teatro Romano.
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Masseria Salamina
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Masseria Salamina  
Country House in Fasano  
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Year erected: 1600
What is the history of the property?
fu costruita nel 1600 da Giuseppe Salamina per produrre olio di oliva e proteggerlo dagli attacchi dai pirati saraceni e turchi. Fu zona di battaglie e di eccellente produzione di olio. nel 1800 finiti gli attacchi dei pirati divenne anche residenza nobiliare. dal 1992 è azienda biologica ed agrituristica
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
1600 tipico stile delle Masserie Pugliesi con zona padronale arricchita da dettagli del periodo Liberty
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
è in aperta campagna nelle vicinanze ci sono altre masserie storiche
Has restoration work taken place?
si
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
una bellissima scalinata affrescata ed un salone padronale affrescato
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
protetta dal ppTAr regione Puglia
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
Farmhouse
Villa
masseria
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Locanda San Fantino
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Locanda San Fantino  
Country House in San Giovanni a Piro  
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Year erected: 1692
What is the history of the property?
Adjacent to the B and B is the old country palace, one of the few remaining example of a building that encompasses residential and agricultural activity with an olive mill, cellars, places where to store cereals and olive oil, etc.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Local Cilento style
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
It is within the medieval town of San Giovanni a Piro
Has restoration work taken place?
We keep doing maintenance on it.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Olive mill, cellars, 18th century stove, bread ovens, a collection of 5 thousands ancient books, etc.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
We had artists, architects, art lovers visiting it.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
No
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
No
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Palace
Farmhouse
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
People that stay at our B and B are welcome to visit the old palace. We can also organise drinks and meals there.
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