Residenza d'Epoca Palazzo Malfatti
Aparthotel in Massa Marittima
Tuscany > Grosseto > Massa Marittima
9.0
Excellent
From $ 72
From $ 72
Historic Aparthotel
The 13th century building, recently restored, with original frescoed ceilings.
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Questionnaire
Year erected: 13th century
What is the history of the property?
The Historical residence Palazzo Malfatti is a set of apartments situated in the heart of Massa Marittima in a thirteenth-century Palazzo of great historical importance.

The owners are mentioned in the Divine Comedy in Canto V of Purgatorio (Dante Alighieri).

130 “Deh, quando tu sarai tornato al mondo,

e riposato de la lunga via”,

seguitò 'l terzo spirito al secondo,

133 “ricordati di me che son la Pia;

Siena mi fè, disfecemi Maremma;

salsi colui che 'nnanellata pria

136 risposando m'avea con la sua gemma".

Dante meets Pia de Tolomei in Purgatory to which this verse refers, and that's where the story of Palazzo Malfatti begins.

The building already existed in the thirteenth century and was given the name of Palazzo Pannocchieschi.

The Pannocchieschi family was divided into three branches: the Pannocchieschi di Pietra, those of Perolla and those of Travale, from whom the Siennese Pannocchieschi lord of Elci was descended.

The lord Pannocchieschi (had known his statement) at the beginning of the twelfth century in the territory of Volterra. After of the thirteenth century were rooted in the territories of Maremma in relation to the exploitation of mineral resources: they had a noble Palazzo in Massa Marittima, still preserved, and the surrounding country founded Rocchette Pannocchieschi settlement related to the exploitation of copper deposits and silver.

Pannocchieschi emanated from the house of several bishops of the diocese of Volterra.

One of the Pannocchieschi Family was the husband of Pia de Tolomei. According to tradition (and was mentioned in CantoV of Dante's Purgatory) he kills his wife so that he could marry Margherita Aldobrandeschi. The current Palazzo Malfatti was built for her.

Many of the documents belonging to the family are preserved today in the State Archives of Sienna, in the "Pannocchieschi of Elci family" collection.

The present appearance of the building is the result of many changes that occurred over time. In the XVI and XVII century, several additions were made by the Malfatti family, who had become the owner. Another significant restoration was carried out at the beginning of the XX century with the intention of recovering the original medieval style. At this intervention must be the set of visible light windows in the first and the second floor. The lodges on the lower floor were also extensively renovated in the XX century. It was that public meetings of the Medieval City Market hold until the World War II).
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Medieval
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Palazzo Malfatti is located into the Massa Marittima old town in one of the most beautiful square of Italy.
Has restoration work taken place?
Palazzo Malfatti was completely restored in 1997 keeping the most of the historical components as the original Mansion.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The internal walls are the same of the middle age era. Some apartments have painted ceilings.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Plazzo Malfatti was built by Nello de Panocchieschi and after bought by the Malfatti Family.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Nello de Pannocchieschi married Marghrita di Sovana and had a son called Bindoccio.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Palazzo Malfatti is a monument with all the certification of authenticity.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Palace
Mansion
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San Ruffino Resort
Resort in Lari
Tuscany > Pisa > Lari
8.0
Very Good
Historic Resort Questionnaire
Year erected: 15th/16th century
What is the history of the property?
dating back to the 15/16th century documents are telling about San Rufino Castle
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
The actual infrastructure of the property was reconstructed in 1861 by Architect Bellincioni, a famous Tuscan architect of this period.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
The property is surrounded by a centenary green park
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes from 2000 to 2008
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Yes painted ceilings and walls, floor and other infrastructural elements
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
The Count of family Norci was the owner
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
No known ones
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Heritage building
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
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Hotel Villa Luppis
Country House in Pasiano di Pordenone
Friuli Venezia Giulia > Pordenone > Pasiano Di Pordenone
8.9
Excellent
From $ 125
From $ 125
Historic Country House
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.
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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, a 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"
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Monastery
Villa
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Castello Di Potentino
Farm Stay in Seggiano
Tuscany > Grosseto > Seggiano
8.7
Very Good
From $ 177
From $ 177
Historic Farm Stay
Summary of reviews related to the 'Historic' categoryCastello Di Potentino, a beautifully restored castle, is a historical gem that transports guests to a different time. This true castle, not an anonymous hotel, is filled with objects and furniture that speak of a life lived. For history enthusiasts who love reading, there is a stunning library. The castle and its surroundings boast breathtaking beauty and provide a peaceful atmosphere that cannot be replicated. The 1100 castle exudes an ancient ambiance with vintage furnishings and décor. The hostel is a meticulously preserved monument full of charm and stories, bringing a full immersion into an old world.
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Year erected: 1042
What is the history of the property?
The 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 Medieval 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 artifacts 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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Castello Dal Pozzo
Piedmont > Novara > Oleggio Castello
8.5
Very Good
From $ 215
From $ 215
Historic Hotel
Summary of reviews related to the 'Historic' categoryCastello Dal Pozzo is not just an ordinary hotel, it is rich in history and culture. This historical castle will take you back in time, away from the modern world, giving you an experience like no other. The castle's impressive historical background is evident in every corner of the building and the well-maintained castle park adds to the beauty and charm of the entire estate. The castle itself is not just a magnificent sight but is also significant, having once been a former post office and a legion's headquarters, revealing the castle's importance in the past. The restoration that brought the abandoned castle back to life in the 18th century certainly helped preserve its valuable history. Step inside and discover the rich and fascinating history of one of Italy's most historical establishments- Castello Dal Pozzo.
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Questionnaire
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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Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati
Aparthotel in Parma
Emilia Romagna > Parma > Parma
9.1
Excellent
From $ 205
From $ 205
Historic Aparthotel
The building dates from 1222, and was a birthplace of the Medieval chronicler, Brother Salimbene.
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Questionnaire
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 remarkable 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 and is part of A.D.S.I. (italian association of historical buildings), and also part of "Castelli del Ducato" (association of Castles of the Duke of Parma).
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 "a thousand places to see before you die" (NY Times) our accommodations have amazing views and equipped with a kitchen besides being fully serviced by WiFi.
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Schloss Hotel Korb
Trentino Alto Adige > Bolzano > Appiano Sulla Strada Del Vino
8.9
Excellent
From $ 500
From $ 500
Historic Hotel Questionnaire
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.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
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Castello di Rocca Grimalda
Country House in Rocca Grimalda
Piedmont > Alessandria > Rocca Grimalda
9.1
Excellent
From $ 111
From $ 111
Historic Country House Questionnaire
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
Farm Stay in Sorano
Tuscany > Grosseto > Sorano
8.6
Very Good
From $ 193
From $ 193
Historic Farm Stay Questionnaire
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
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Border customs
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Castrum Resort
Farm Stay in Strettura
Umbria > Perugia > Spoleto
9.4
Excellent
Historic Farm Stay Questionnaire
Year erected: 1392
What is the history of the property?
Comprata nel
2000, restaurata in 10 anni.. ⁹⁹
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Costruita come caserma fortificata nel 1392.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Altri edifici all'interno delle mura restaurato il castello e altri edifici
Has restoration work taken place?
Si.

Rispettando materiali e tecniche antiche
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
In appartamento c'è in un trave intagliato lo stemma del casato della famiglia Scelli ,nobile avvocato matrimonialista.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Il personaggio più noto è stato Giorgio Castrioto detto Scanderbeu
(Eroe nazionale albanese) che ha liberato l'Albania dalla dominazione ottomana.
Per questo divenne amico del Papa
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Scanderbeu fu incaricato di organizzare un crociata conto i musulmani perciò venne in Umbria per assolate mercenari.
In seguito gli fu dedicata una statua ancora presente.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Risulta dall'archivio storico di spoleto la storia del castello e l'interesse storico ambientale.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
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Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo Sul Canal Grande
Hotel in Venice
Veneto > Venice > Venice
8.6
Very Good
From $ 288
From $ 288
Historic Hotel Questionnaire
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 displayed 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
Hotel in Otranto
Puglia > Lecce > Otranto
Historic Hotel Questionnaire
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
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Mansion
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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Azzurretta Guest House
Bed & Breakfast in Lecce
Puglia > Lecce > Lecce
9.2
Excellent
From $ 97
From $ 97
Historic Bed & Breakfast Questionnaire
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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Palace
Mansion
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Villa Michaela
Bed & Breakfast in Vorno
Tuscany > Lucca > Capannori
7.7
Good
Historic Bed & Breakfast Questionnaire
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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Hotel Villa Cipriani
Hotel in Asolo
Veneto > Treviso > Asolo
8.7
Very Good
From $ 280
From $ 280
Historic Hotel Questionnaire
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 splendour
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.
Among 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, its most significant feature. A garden that changes through seasons
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Hotel Manfredi Suite In Rome
Hotel in Rome
Lazio > Rome
8.6
Very Good
From $ 134
From $ 134
Historic Hotel Questionnaire
Year erected: 1700
What is the history of the property?
Independent hotel from large hotel chains, family-run, suitable for quiet stays and for families, young couples who want to experience a romantic holiday in Rome, equipped with all modern comforts, making it a true Boutique Hotel.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
The Hotel is located in a historic building dating back to 1700, in one of the most beautiful and fascinating streets of Rome, Via Margutta, a quiet street where artists and VIPs have lived.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
The area is Piazza di Spagna, close to the famous steps of Trinità dei Monti, in the heart of the city, the area called Campo Marzio is also famously nicknamed the beautiful living room of Rome, here you will find all the high fashion and big name shops.
Has restoration work taken place?
The structure was completely renovated at the end of 2014, equipped with all the best modern comforts, it offers its customers high-speed Wi-Fi, after this last renovation it has consolidated the taste for excellence, where the quality of the furnishings, of fabrics and architecture fully reflect Made in Italy. Note of recognition by our Guests for our homemade Continental breakfast with products of the highest quality.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The building, an ancient historical building seat of a 1600 theater called Teatro Alibert, is one of the few buildings in Italy that has a unique self-supporting helical staircase without interruptions, still today a work of important architecture, possesses imported classical stuccoes and furnishings in keeping with its history.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
The hotel has had the honor of hosting several important people from various continents, they have chosen it for its discretion in protecting their holidays and making them quiet and confidential without giving up on an exclusive and luxurious service.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
The hotel can also offer services for couples who want to choose Rome to declare eternal love and get married in one of the most romantic cities in the world. It has offered various wedding or honeymoon services, it has exclusive suites also with private spas inside them.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Thanks to our passion, the Hotel Manfredi Suite in Rome in 2012 received the coveted "Italian Hospitality QUALITY APPROVED" award promoted by the Italian Chambers of Commerce, a tool that guarantees high quality to the Italian accommodation offer, has also received several awards in the over the years and mentioned in the best guides.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Palace
Mansion
Boutique Hotel
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Pensione Accademia - Villa Maravege
Hotel in Venice
Veneto > Venice > Venice
9.0
Excellent
From $ 93
From $ 93
Historic Hotel
Summary of reviews related to the 'Historic' categoryStep back in time and experience the historical elegance of Venice at Pensione Accademia - Villa Maravege. This stunning 17th-century palazzo will transport you to another era with its authentic, historic interior and Venetian style. It's more like staying in a grand, historic home than a hotel. The lovely gardens add to the charm and history of the venue. A stay in this Historic Gem will make you feel like a celebrity, as the hotel has a history of celebrity visits. It's hard not to fall in love with the old school elegance and luxury of the antique furnishings and you'll be impressed with the excellent staff who care about the guests and remember their previous visits. The building even has its own historic story, having been the Russian Embassy in 1797. Come and experience the magic of this hotel for yourself - it's the only place you'll ever want to stay in Venice.
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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 to 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 Belgium.
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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Masseria Salamina
Country House in Fasano
Puglia > Brindisi > Fasano
9.4
Excellent
From $ 215
From $ 215
Historic Country House Questionnaire
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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Romeo Giulietta Rooms Apartments Turkish Bath
Bed & Breakfast in Verona
Veneto > Verona > Verona
8.6
Very Good
From $ 128
From $ 128
Historic Bed & Breakfast Questionnaire
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?
Medieval 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?
Lyrical 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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Hotel Castel Rundegg (Adults Only)
Hotel in Merano
Trentino Alto Adige > Bolzano > Merano
8.6
Very Good
From $ 283
From $ 283
Historic Hotel
Summary of reviews related to the 'Historic' categoryHotel Castel Rundegg (Adults Only) is a historical gem that promises cozy nights in an authentic castle dating back to the 12th century. The hotel's charm lies in its tastefully converted 900-year-old castle, offering spacious rooms in a beautiful and historical ambience. As the oldest building in Meran, the castle also offers fantastic views and a great location close to the historic city center. Guests can enjoy the comfortable and friendly atmosphere of this castle hotel, which offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a journey through history, Hotel Castel Rundegg is definitely worth visiting.
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Year erected: 1152
What is the history of the property?
Always in the hands of a rich family - older than the city.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
10 min walk to the city center and the botanic garden.
Has restoration work taken place?
1979
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
From all over the world.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
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