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Anacapri hospital

Capri Via Provinciale
Anacapri, Campania, 80071 ITALY
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Angel 's hospital

via del forte
mestre,
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Anna Rizzoli

Via Fundera
LACCO AMENO - ISCHIA,
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BAMBINO GESU' HOSPITAL

Piazza S.Onofrio, 4
Rome, Lazio, 00165 IT
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Hospital's bari

Piazza Giulio Cesare 11
Bari, Puglia, 70124 IT
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hospital's Cardarelli

Via Antonio Cardarelli
Napoli, Campania, 80131 IT
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MAJOR HOSPITAL MANGIAGALLI

Via Francesco Sforza, 35
Milano, Lombardia, 20122 IT
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PADUA HOSPITAL

Via Giustiniani 35128
Padova, Veneto, ITALY
http://www.sanita.padova.it/aopd/home.jsp
DIREZIONE GENERALE

Il Responsabile dell'Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova è il Direttore Generale, Dott. Adriano Cestrone, coadiuvato nel suo lavoro di direzione da due Dirigenti esperti nel campo amministrativo e sanitario, rispettivamente il Dott. Paolo Biacoli - Direttore Amministrativo e la Dott.ssa Patrizia Benini - Direttore Sanitario.

La Direzione Amministrativa è articolata nei seguenti Servizi:

Servizio Economico-Finanziario
Servizi Alberghieri
Servizio Organizzativo
Servizio Tecnico
Approvvigionamenti
Servizio Internal Audit

Dirigenza Medica

Servizio Infermieristico

Servizio per l’Educazione e la Promozione della Salute

Servizio di Fisica Sanitaria

Servizio Farmaceutico

diretto dalla Dott.ssa Elisabetta Di Lenardo

Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico

Dott.ssa Silvana Bortolami

Servizio Controllo di Gestione e Budget

Dott. Paolo Biacoli

Ufficio Stampa

Dott.ssa Luisella Pierobon

Ufficio Prestazioni Sanitarie

Dott.ssa Laura Faggionato

Gestione del Personale

Dott. ssa Luisa Bissoli

Sistema Informativo

Ing. Paolo De Nardi

Servizio Ingegneria Clinica

Ing. Angelo Udilano
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San Michele's Hospital

Via Giuseppe Peretti
Cagliari, Sardegna, 09134 IT
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SANT MARIA NEW HOSPITAL

Piazza S.Maria Nuova, 1
Florence, Tuscany, 50123 ITALY
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Vittorio Emanuele 's Hospital

Via Gesualdo Clementi
Catania, Sicilia, 95124 IT
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L Venice

Venice

Venezia, Veneto, IT

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L State

Dubai
, AE

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Deutschaland

, DE

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Romania



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L Hotels-Resorts

Via del Leone, 11-red
Firenze, Toscana, 50124 IT
http://www.tuscany-charming.it/en/tuscanyaccommodation/information.asp?IDstrut=3
e-mail info@tenuta-leviste.it
Tenuta Le Viste is a peace oasis, hidden amongst olive trees on the Florence hills.
Just four rooms, luxuriosly furnished, for an exclusive stay in a refined environment.
A charming and peaceful garden with a swimming pool and gazebo, are ideal for your relax.
Overlooking of the most lovely hills surrounding Florence, only 6 KMs away from Florence, lies the Tenuta le Viste estate.
Tranquillity, comfort and closeness to the historical city centre, are some of the features that make the estate particularly pleasant for those who wish for a relaxing holiday, in an exclusive and charming environment.
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Via Destra Guerro, 18
Castelvetro di Modena, Emilia Romagna, 41014 IT
http://www.hotelguerro.it/
The Hotel Guerro is a new three star hotel providing the perfect solution for anyone looking for a pleasant stay in the tranquillity of the Castelvetro di Modena hill country, only a stone's throw from the province most important commercial and industrial centres. It is handily placed for access from the Modena Sud Motorway exit.

The Hotel's 30 rooms provide guests with all of the following facilities: Telephone, Fax, Satellite Television, Minibar and Air Conditioning. In addition, there is a free garage service, private car park and a multimedia area for guests wishing to hook up to the Internet.

Bicycles are available for hire, and the management can give advice on attractive routes for cyclists to take. A track (floodlit at night) is available next to the Hotel, from May to August, for those who wish to do some mountain bike training.
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Residence Santa Chiara

Via Santa Chiara, 12
Lucca, Toscana, 55100 IT
http://www.residencesantachiara.com/inglese/home_page.htm
info@residencesantachiara.com
Residence Santa Chiara is an ancient bourgeois house built in the second halves 500, in the historical center of Lucca inside the medieval boundaries. It is found in front of the suggestive gardens of Bottini Villas, once residence of Elisa Bonaparte, and where today, in the summer period, numerous cultural and musical events are developed that pleasantly animate the evenings lucchesi. From you can be reached afoot here, in few minutes, all the principal historical attractions of the city, the Roman amphitheater, the tower Guinigi, S. Michele plaza and the central street Fillungo with her numerous rich shops of history. Entirely to family management, the Residence Santa Chiara welcomes her guests in an atmosphere from the ancient taste, but with the most modern comforts of which she prepares.
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Antico casale di Scansano Farmhouse

Via Castagnoli
Scansano Gr, Italy, 58054 IT
http://www.anticocasalediscansano.it/xING/tuscany-country-farm.asp
E-mail: info@anticocasalediscansano.it
Welcome to Antico Casale in Scansano: Farmhouse and Wellness Centre born in an ancient residence in Tuscany, in the heart of Maremma.

The region of Maremma, in the South of Tuscany, alternates between gentle slopes of vineyards and silver olive groves, and countless, wild, polychromatic hills, which owe their shading to the metalliferous contents of the soil.

Here, in the heart of the Etruscan culture, among chestnut, pine and ilex woods, you can find wide meadows and wheat cultivated fields: the ideal locations for those who want to spend a typical farm holiday in a farmhouse in Tuscany.
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Aragona Palace

12 Via Porto
Ischia, Campania, 80077 IT
http://www.hotelaragona.it/eng/hotel.htm
e.mail: info@hotelaragona.it
Hotel Terme Aragona Palace fully deserves to be one of the four-star hotels of the Dimhotels group, which it has become thanks to a series of careful and painstaking restructuring works, such as to make it a jewel of hospitality.
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Bagni di Bormio-resort

Via Bagni Nuovi
Valdidentro, Lombardia, 23038 IT
http://www.bagnidibormio.it/en/hbn_grand_hotel_terme_bormio.htm
The luxury hotel, founded in 1836, many times enlarged and restructured in the 19th century: the halls of the hotel were richly decorated with stuccos and frescos following the Art Nouveau style and the front of the hotel was festooned with decoration in Venetian style. After a period in which the hotel was closed for nearly 30 years a restoration and conservation project was made to restore the hotel to its former splendour.
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Baia degli Faraglioni beach resort

Litoranea Mattinata
Mattinata Gargano -Vieste , Puglia, 71030 IT
http://www.baiadeifaraglioni.it
info@baiadeifaraglioni.it

The prestigious 5 stars luxury hotel BAIA DEI FARAGLIONI BEACH RESORT overlooks one of the most beautiful bays in Italy and is located in the heart of the biogenetic park “Monte Barone”.
The imposing rocks emblem of Apulia which rise up from the see just a few metres from the shore, the beautiful shingle beach Baia dei Mergoli reachable by a lift excavated in the rock or by a staircase with a breathtaking view and the white cliffs reflected in the deep blue sea give guests magic emotions.The elegance of the rooms, the excellent service and the very good facilities make it one of the most exclusive resorts in Apulia.
Sober elegance is the keynote to the welcome you can expect at Baia dei Faraglioni.
Sober elegance that is echoed in the restrained luxury of our hall and bar, with their comfortable armchairs and sofas upholstered in exclusive neutral fabrics, the splashes of colour from the paintings against a pleasant background of cream and sand, antique oriental rugs and carefully chosen furniture.
Enjoy the view from our picture windows of the superb natural setting, the terraces and the turquoise sea.
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Borgo la fornace resort

Strada Provinciale dell’Ecce Homo
Loc. Montignoso Gambassi Terme, Toscana, IT
http://www.borgolafornace.it/en/contacts.php
info@borgolafornace.it
We take great care to give you the warmest welcome at Borgo la Fornace, and to offer you a truly fulfilling and relaxing stay.
The elegant and comfortable apartments and suites were created respecting the traditional Tuscan architectural structures, and are furnished with all the comforts and needs to make your stay exclusive and unforgettable. Service is kept highly personalised and friendly, yet discreet.
Set above the Val d’Elsa, one of the most scenographic landscapes in the heart of Tuscany - Florence, Siena and Pisa are all at a distance of 45 km - our relaxing retreat enjoys truly beautiful panoramic views across this unique countryside.
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Ca' Sagredo Hotel

Sestiere Cannaregio, 4198
Venice, Veneto, 30121 IT
A city of divine architecture and legendary history, Venice is a celebration of the romantic spirit. Distilling this essence to its purest form, combining old-world charm with the fascinating atmosphere of a magical city, Ca’ Sagredo will capture your heart.
http://www.casagredohotel.com/hotel-venezia-index-en.html
Leaning majestically on the banks of the Grand Canal and dating back to the 15th century, the Palazzo has been declared a National Monument.
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CASE RIGLIO - FARM HOLIDAY ESTABLISHMENT

Strada Di Case Del Riglio
29010 Pontenure Pc (piacenza), Italy, IT
EMAIL: caseriglio@libero.it
WEB SITE: www.caseriglio.it
The establishment provides accommodation and a restaurant in an elegant sixteenth-century villa which has recently undergone careful restoration, resulting in a welcoming place framed by charming surroundings. In an isolated position and surrounded by a large garden, the villa is immersed in the tranquillity of the countryside, enhanced by the harmony of an agricultural landscape that has become rare in the Po Valley, dominated by great distances, interrupted only by the copses that run alongside brooks and springs. The charming rooms, elegantly furnished, full of light and spacious, immersed in the silence of the countryside, offer the traveller a warm, restful welcome. The establishment is also ideal for parties, receptions, meetings and conferences.








PERIODO DI APERTURA: yearly opening
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 5 doubles, 2 suite
DISTANCE FROM THE CASTLE: 1 Km
CARTE DI CREDITO: not accepted

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Gran Hotel Terme of Augustus

Viale Campo 122
LACCO AMENO-Ischia (Napoli), Italy, 80076 IT
http://www.termediaugusto.it/en/default.asp
benessere@termediaugusto.it
One of the most impressive hotels of the Ischia island, The Grand Hotel Terme di Augusto, surrounded by flowery gardens and situated in the town centre of Lacco Ameno, enjoys a really ecological balance while offering calmness and tailor-made wellness. Thanks to a convenient refurbishment, it was conceived and furnished in order to offer its guests the best services. Just 50 m far away from the sea, it offers a free shuttle/ bus service to and from the harbour of Ischia. Equipped terraces and a swimming pool for heliotherapy and total solarium, private parking area, tennis courts, gym and bowl-ground are at guests disposal. Its own restaurants “Cinzia” and “Scilla” give a refined touch to the typical Mediterranean, Italian and international cuisine.
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GRAND HOTEL ATLANTIS BAY

Via Nazionale, 161
Taormina Me (messina), Italy, 98030 IT
http://www.atlantisbay.it
info@atlantisbay.it
Taormina Mare. This is the Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay. A unique place to revel in the colours, atmosphere and scents of the Mediterranean. In the enchanting Baia delle Sirene, you can enjoy the exclusive stretch of emerald and dazzling blue sea.Located on the charming Bay of Meermaids, directly on its own private bay, totally renovated rises up the Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay. The hotel enjoys the privilege of a position incomparable and rare, both for its beauty and accessibility; furthermore it boasts a history rich of famous people from different part of the world. The renovation takes into account both the requirements due to innovation both the preservation of the existent charm. The Hotel offers the comfort of a 5 stars de luxe hotel, in a modern, efficient structure.The rooms and the suites of the Hotel are quite literally terraces on the sea situated in a refined and exclusive context where the personalisation of the services, represents a perfect harmony between tradition and innovation.
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The Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay offer 84 rooms sea view: 65 double rooms with terrace, 12 junior suites and 7 suites. All the rooms are very carefully furnished with all modern comforts. Then there is the Hotel Bar, discreet and welcoming where the guests can taste the famous cocktails prepared by an expert barman accompanied by musical notes from the “piano-bar”. Finally the Hotel also has 2 Meeting and Conference rooms holding up to 220 people, fitted out with the most up to date communication systems, a Fitness Centre equipped to meet individual needs, a Swimming pool and a Beach for the exclusive use of its guests. Our animal friends are not allowed access for cleanliness and reasons of hygiene
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Grand Hotel Cocumella

Via Cocumella
Sant'Agnello, Campania, 80065 IT
info@cocumella.com
www.cocumella.com

The Grand Hotel Cocumella of Sorrento has center in a building of 1500, former residence of the Jesuit Fathers and is hotel from 1822. The numerous jobs of restoration have carried the Cocumella, only hotel of 5 stars of the peninsula sorrentina, to the splendor that is suited to its myth, having had illustrious hosts which the Duca di Wellington, famous writer Christian Andersen, Robert Peel, Gioacchino Murat, Goethe and others.
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Grand Hotel Mazzaro' Sea Palace

Via Nazionale, 147
Taormina Me, Italy, 98030 IT
http://www.mazzaroseapalace.it
info@mazzaroseapalace.it
The Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace at Taormina Mare is set between two rocky outcrops in one of the most beautiful bays on the Mediterranean.
With an entire private beach on which guests can enjoy the intimate and exclusive atmosphere, it offers all the comfort and hospitality that only a top-rated Grand Hotel can give.
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Grand hotel Menaggio

via IV Novembre 77
Menaggio , Italy/Lombard, 22017 IT
The hotel has a central position directly on the lake offering asplendid view on Lake Como and Bellagio. It was completely restored in 2001 and is run in the traditional style. It disposes over 94 rooms.
info@grandhotelmenaggio.com
www.grandhotelmenaggio.com








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GRAND HOTEL TERME DELLA FRATTA

Via Loreta
Bertinoro, Emilia Romagna, 47032 IT
http://www.termedellafratta.it/ita/contatti/
The Center Well-being developed on a wide area is a place completely dedicated to remise en the shapes. The center proposes traditional treatments of the olistica philosophy and, to the base of all the value of the 7 various kinds of thermal water. Available treatments of kinesiologia, natural medicine. One characterized èquipe doctor guarantees the continuous one and adapted attendance to how many they carry out the cures near the thermal plant and the Beauty Farm where the thermal cure is to the service of the aesthetic one.
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Grand Hotel Villa Medici

Via Il Prato, 42
Firenze, Toscana, 50123 IT
www.villamedicihotel.com
villa.medici@sinahotels.it
An historical residence located in the center of Florence at walking distance from all major art sites and shopping locations.

The Grand Hotel Villa Medici offers a welcoming environment where the high-quality service meets the elegance of the interior furnishings.
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Hotel Panta Rei

Marina di San Nicola,
Parghelia, Calabria, IT
www.hotelpantarei.com
info@hotelpantarei.com

The hotel was created at the very edge of the Tyrhennian Sea on the jagged coastline of the Calabria region referred to as the Coast of the Gods. The hotel complex is immersed in a sea of umbrella pines and Mediterranean vegetation extending down to the edge of the sea.



It is right here in this small bay with its dramatic cliffs created by nature, where sand and rocks alternate in a game of light, colour and form, and where once an ancient tuna fishing centre thrived.

The hotel’s architecture was conceived with full respect to both this magic wonder of nature and the simple people of the sea characteristics, as well as to offering guests all of today’s modern comforts.
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Hotel Plaza Venezia

Venezia, Veneto, IT

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Hotel Radda

Loc. La Calvana
Radda in Chianti, Toscana, 53017 IT
http://www.myonehotel.it/eng/radda_chianti/hotel_radda_chianti.htm
radda@@myonehotel.it
Hotel Radda is located in an area rich in history and art, in a natural setting of rare beauty, and offers a unique experience in hospitality for a holiday in Tuscany in the splendid Chianti region, for a stay with friends, for a dinner invitation, for work meetings or seminars or simply to spend a holiday in complete relaxation without renouncing luxury and comfort.
A bar, restaurant, wellbeing centre and wonderful heated swimming pools are all at your disposition for a luxurious experience of wellbeing and peace in the most loved Italian region in the world.
When tranquility is a luxury that cannot be relinquished.
Radda in Chianti is an old village at the heart of the hills in Chianti and has been inhabited since the etruscan era. The village has preserved its wonderful structure and several buildings such as towers, walls, the beautiful church of San Niccolò and the palace of Podestà from the medieval period.
Today the area of Radda in Chianti has rediscovered its vocation for tourism thanks to the great eno-gastronomic traditions and the historical and natural treasures which are located in the area and which make it a real oasis of enviable appeal. The splendid view of the tuscan hills and the luxurious details will make it your dream stay.
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Hotel Ritz


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Hotel Sant'Uberto

Roccastrada, Toscana, IT
www.hotelsantuberto.it/hotel.asp

Leave the frenetic pace of life behind you, and come for a stay where time has a new meaning.

The hotel Sant’Uberto is situated in a 4000 square meters private park, where the soothing energy of nature, the trickling of streams and brooks will bring exceptional relaxation.As you step into the premises you will be greeted by chirping birds as a superb panorama unveils it itself before your eyes, a spectacle that only unsploit nature can bring. The hotel’s majestic, but sober architecture has 19 rooms decorated in a tradional rustic style enhanced by the local chestnut woodworks. Our dedicated professional staff is at your service to ensure you of the finest stay.

Also within the splendid surroundings you will have the use of fully equipped swimming pools – one large one for adults, and a smaller one specially for children with a playing area.
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Hotel Santa Caterina

Strada Statale Amalfitana
Amalfi Sa (salerno), Italy, 84011 IT
www.hotelsantacaterina.it
info@hotelsantacaterina.it

The elegant Hotel Santa Caterina, a superb, privately owned retreat in a stunning location, is stylish and luxurious with service to match. The hotel is situated at the summit of an extensive property, which begins along the Amalfi Drive and tumbles down to the water on a series of bougainvillea cascades, with vast lemon and orange groves covering numerous natural terraces. All guest rooms have air conditioning, telephone, refrigerator, hair dryer, satellite television, and a private terrace. The suites are the most striking of all, each fully equipped with a Jacuzzi and hand-painted ceramic tiles.
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Hotel Villa San Carlo Borromeo

Piazza Borromeo, 20
Senago, Lombardia, 20030 IT
http://www.hotelvillasancarloborromeo.com/en/hotel.htm
Twenty minutes from Milan's city center, in Senago, surrounded by a magnificent twelve hectare age-old park, Hotel Villa San Carlo Borromeo is waiting for you. Attended by artists, entrepreneurs, writers and voyagers from around the globe, the Hotel has 51 bedrooms and suites, furnished with distinguished elegance and attention to detail, with frescoed ceilings and antique furniture, with original paintings and sketches of the great Maestros of art.
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HOTEL**** Parco San Marco Beach Resort & SPA &

Viale Privato San Marco 1
Cima di Porlezza , Italy/Lombard, 22018
info@parco-san-marco.com
http://www.parco-san-marco.com
one of Europe's top 70 Hotels and in the top ten of Switzerland according to "Geo Saison" and the economy paper "Cash".

It is situated directly on the beautiful lake Lugano in Italy in a vast subtropical park of 30'000 m2 accommodating 111 Villas, Suites, and Apartments with kitchen and breathtaking lake views. A unique holiday in family-friendly surroundings. At your disposal are almost 3`000 m2 of private beach, relax-pool, fun and kids pool, childcare in the Club Bambini, playgrounds for the children, spa and wellness centre with indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, bio-sauna, steam bath, massage showers, sun beds and aroma cabine, cosmetic treatments, therapy and massage treatments, meditation pavilion, fitness room, beach volleyball, climbing wall, various sports and water sport activities also for children and tree à la Carte restaurants offering Mediterranean cuisine.

Take advantage, like George Clooney, of playing on one of Europe's most beautiful golf courses in Menaggio on lake Como, or go on of one of the several excursions to Switzerland, for example to the Verzasca or Maggia Valleys in the upper Tessin and to the other northern Italian lakes.

We are looking forward to welcome
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HotelAlbarella

Isola di Albarella
Rosolina (Ro), Italy/Veneto, 45010 IT

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I 3 Baroni

Via di Camaldoli, 52
Poppi, Toscana, 52010 IT
http://www.itrebaroni.it/website/index_eng.php
info@itrebaroni.it
In presentarVi our Resort, we are picked from astonishment and joy in order to have realized a structure that door the features of our family. The cure, the determination and the sacrifice with which it has been constructed render, it between the most pleasant and prestigious goals of the province of Arezzo. The Three Barons enrich of elegance the wonderful one go them of the Casentino and he becomes part with absolute respect of the nature and the tradition, all' inside of the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests, to two steps from the millenarians Eremo and Monastero di Camaldoli. The familiarità and l' hospitalities that are savoured nell' atmosphere is due all' love for own job and own history, that they have given life to a structure intentional and managed from the family Barons. We are lieti therefore of ospitarVi near our Resort, facendoVi to pass an unforgettable stay immersed in the heart of the Tuscany
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Il San Pietro di Positano

Via Laurito
Positano, Campania, 84017 IT
www.ilsanpietro.it
reservations@ilsanpietro.it

The Hotel Saint Peter Positano has been just defined an architectonic wonder, carved in the frastagliate cliffs that dominate panoramic the Coastal Amalfitana. Wonderful scenes of an only beauty, the terraces offer to panoramas infinites on the sea and the imposing Lattari Mounts. Luminous, solar and Mediterranean, they are place privileged for the relax of the hosts or the cocktails. From the beautifulst and famous sight is enjoyed here on Positano.
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Il Sassone Tenuta

Località Costa Sassone
Massa Marittima Gr, Italy, 58040 IT
http://www.ilsassone.it/ing/home.asp
info@ilsassone.it ceccherini@ilsassone.it baiguini@ilsassone.it
The Resort Il Sassone is situated on a prominent beautiful hillside. The South/Southwest orientation of the Estate gives the location a sunny environment and offers breathtaking views. The resort is immersed in 500 acres of woodland and Mediterranean vegetation populated by wildlife typical of this region (boars, deer, rabbits, foxes and many different species of birds). Our vineyards, olive trees and fruit and vegetable gardens are all organically grown.
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La Casalta

Via Giacomo Matteotti
Monteriggioni, Toscana, 53035 IT
http://www.chiantiturismo.it/en/alberghi-nel-chianti/casalta/casalta.php
mailto:casalta@chiantiturismo.it
Casalta, a family-run concern, is to be found in the heart of Strove, a small village of Longobard origins which, over time, became a thoroughfare for the pilgrims of the Frankish Road.
Guests immediately feel at home in this attractive and totally relaxing atmosphere.
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La Vecchia Cartiera

Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 7
Colle di Val d'Elsa, Toscana, 53034 IT
http://www.chiantiturismo.it/italiano/alberghi-nel-chianti/hotel-lavecchia-cartiera/hotel-lavecchia-cartiera.php
mailto:cartiera@chiantiturismo.it
"La Vecchia Cartiera" was originally a paper-mill, producing high quality paper since 1200. Thanks to the numerous windows in the façade, whose purpose was to ventilate and dry the paper, all the apartments and rooms are extremely light and airy.

Located in the centre of the town of Colle val d’Elsa , La Vecchia Cartiera (whose name, translated, means “The Old Paper-mill”) offers its guests a panoramic view of the ancient part of the town which can be reached using a crystal elevator a few steps away from the hotel.

A porter is on duty round the clock. Meeting rooms and inside parking are available to guests.
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LE 3 VASELLE

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 48
Torgiano, Umbria, 06089 IT
http://www.3vaselle.it/en/index.php
the 17th century building of Le Tre Vaselle rises within the medieval walls of Torgiano, a peaceful village set in the heart of the Umbrian countryside. Its warm hospitality, elegant decor and exquisite cuisine are reminiscent of the aristocratic country houses of yore, and offer an ideal atmosphere for those wishing to savour all the nuances of travelling.
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Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

Via Angelo Feltrinelli, 118
Gargnano, Lombardia, 25084 IT
http://www.lefayresorts.com/?dir=pagine&id=2&lang=2
info@lefayresorts.com
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is located at Gargnano in the heart of a great park on the Riviera dei Limoni; eleven hectares of gentle hills and natural terraces, adorned with olive groves and woods, with a sharp drop down to the lake. The mild climate of the lake and the typical scents of the Mediterranean brush, envelop our senses in a beautiful view where time respects nature.
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Maranello Palace-hotel

Via Grizzaga
Maranello, Emilia Romagna, 41053 IT
http://www.maranellopalace.com/eng
Surrounded by parks and gardens, located in front of the famous Galleria del Vento Ferrari, it will be provided with 57 spacious and comfortable rooms, 16 elegant suites, 43 hotel apartments equipped with every comfort, a congress centre with two halls able to welcome up to 140 people, an equipped fitness centre, outside parking and supervised garage, shuttle service.
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Marina Villa-Resort

Via Provinciale Anacapri
Capri, Campania, 80073 IT
wwww.villamarinacapri.com
info@villamarinacapri.com
In English

Luxury and culture. Here what attends the hosts who reach Marine Villa, l' exclusive hotel dell' island of Goats. L' hotel has been realized, thanks to participation of restoration of an elegant villa of XX the encircled century one secular park, situated Large Navy, along the road that a time connected the port of Goats
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Masseria San Domenico hotel

Strada Litoranea 379 - 72015 Savelletri di Fasano
Fasano Br (brindisi), Italy, IT
www.masseriasandomenico.com
info@masseriasandomenico.com

The Masseria San Domenico lies about five hundred meters from the sea on the coast between Bari and Brindisi. It is one of the oldest watch towers built in the XV century. This fortified building was used to warn against attacks by the Turks.
After a careful restoration, completed respecting the old shapes and the original building materials, the tower was converted into a deluxe resort whose charm recalls the history of the region, a land where the Eastern and the Mediterranean cultures have mixed well together.
Against the backdrop of the blue sky and sea, the whitewashed stone buildings stand out amidst ancient silver olive groves, among which there lies a magnificient irregularly-shaped pool encircled by rocks and plants.
You can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful place with an efficient and careful service. In the Puglia region, the "masserie" were large agricultural centers for farming the land and preserving farm produces. There were several buildings used for the working of farm products.
One building was the house for the "massaro's" workers and was -occasionally- used by the owners as their residence.
The historical center of the Masseria San Domenico dates back to the XIV century and was used by the Knights of Malta, whose main center in Puglia was S. Stefano, as a watch tower against Saracens' attacks.

Around the historical center with its ancient slits and chimneys was born the Masseria San Domenico whose architectural structures developed around the beginning of the XX century according to the needs of the agricultural activities. Surrounded by 60 hectares of ancient olive trees and orchards, and keeping intact the original architectural structure, the Masseria San Domenico has been restored and converted into a refined hotel. The Masseria San Domenico has been in activity since 1996.
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Mezzatorre

Via Mezzatorre, 23
Ischia, Campania, IT
http://www.mezzatorre.it
The Mezzatorre Resort & Spa is located on the north-western side of the island of Ischia, at the end of the San Montano Bay.

It is near the town centre of Lacco Ameno, which is connected to the hotel by a shuttle service. Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte and Forio are, respectively, 6 Km and 3 Km away.

Thanks to its strategic position, the island of Ischia is the ideal starting point for one-day trips to the most beautiful places in the Gulf of Naples.
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Molino di Giugnano

Molino di Giugnano
Roccastrada, Toscana, 58036 IT
http://www.giugnano.it/home_eng.html
The Mill at Giugnano offers you a retreat far away from chaos and traffic, immersed in nature and charcteristics of the Maremma. You can enjoy several walking and biking trails in this quiet setting.
The property of the Mill at Giugnano features many animals; from the beautiful peacock always ready to impress by spreading the colorful tail to the likewise charming geese which are splashing in the nearby river Bai. And of course we have dogs and cats which, contrary to all stories, are living in peace and harmony. Our guests can enjoy our animals and if you don’t wish to be bothered by our animals, we can understand that also. Pets of our guests are welcome if they are not aggressive.
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NH Laguna Palace

Viale Ancona (Mestre)
Venezia, Veneto, IT

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Palazzo del Capitano

San Quirico d'orcia
San Quirico d'Orcia, Toscana, IT
http://www.palazzodelcapitano.com/index_eng.htm
he palazzo del Capitano has reappeared after an extensive and detailed restoration, as a charming hotel with eleven gracious rooms offering modern comforts whilst retaining the fascination of the ancient architecture and enhanced by furnishings following the true Tuscan tradition.

The edifice which dates back to 1400 is one of the oldest in the historic centre of San Quirico d'Orcia, a small medieval village in the heart of Tuscany.
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Palazzo del Capo

Via C.Colombo, 5
Cittadella del Capo, Calabria, 87020 IT
www.palazzodelcapo.it
palazzodelcapo@tiscalinet.it

The Palace, built in various phases, from XI to XVIII century, secular residence of the Family of the Dukes De Aloe, recently opened to the visitors, after a wise and accurate work of restoration, is a new meeting point with special carachteristics. When convivial receiving, matrimony, recurrence, and the occasion of spending holidays and giving hospitality must leave a sign, the Palace offers an authentic atmosphere for discovering man's finest pleasure of rituals, gestures and particulars. A warm and intact hospitality, the elegance of the halls, furnished with furniture of antique trade, the welcoming bar and the other places of relax allow guests to spend very pleasant days of vacation. A restaurant hall and a meeting hall, furnished with a very refined taste allow for the organization of special events. The spacious rooms with radio, TV, telephone, air condition, safe, fridge bar, ancient furniture and confortable beds with blankets of linen continue the inchantment. The cooking is offered in many version: from the international dishes to the numerous local specialties, all accompanied by the esteemed wines of the cellar. The Palace, on the top of an illimited extension of blue sea and a green glance of the surrounding mountains is a real surprise for those who want to taste the joy of living, the warm rhythm of the vacation in the enchanting scenery of the Bay of Capo Bonifati. Solemn and enchanting, on the spur of a rock vertically on the sea of Magna Grecia, watched over by the severe mass of a Spanish tower….in the 17th century residence of a family of Calabrian "Gattopardi". Five halls which possess the "charme" of the decks of a vessel, domineering on the open sea. Fifteen fascinating rooms and three suites which don't have a number, but only a name…."Donna Nicoletta","Donna Enrica"…. furnished with measure and taste, in which the guest feels himself immediatly attracted due to the sight offered by the open balconies. A large flowered garden, crowned by noble palm-trees and kissed by the sun from dawn to sunset. An irresistible invitation to make a stop, to taste, in an atmosphere of rare splendour, a long tradition of elegance and prestige, in order to re-live the fascination of the culture, art and hospitability another time.
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Parco Cartaromana Hotel

Via Nuova Cartaromana
Ischia, Campania, 80077 IT
http://www.parcocartaromana.it/en/location.htm
The Parco Cartaromana Hotel is in a marvelous location. The view from the hotel is one of the most captivating in all of Ischia: the hotel balconies overlook the Aragonese Castle and the magnificent Bay of Cartaromana. Green hills surround the area, a haven of peace and silence. The hotel is 2 km from Ischia Port where the hydrofoils and ferries dock and can easily be reached both by car and by bus (the stop is in front of the hotel).
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Park Hotel Imperial -resort

Via Tamas, 10
Limone sul Garda, Lombardia, 25010 IT
http://www.centrotao.com/home.htm
The scene in which the Tao Center rises is that one of the splendid Lemon on the Garda. Inside of Park Hotel Imperial, an elegant hotel 5 stars, pointed out on the lake between oleandri, olive trees, agaves and palms, the Center has been realized with the precise attempt of the owners, the Risatti family, to fully satisfy the expectations of the more demanding hosts.
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Park Hotel Le sorgenti

Via Matteotti 198
Pieve a nievole, , 51018 Pistoia
http://www.lesorgentiph.it/index.php?lang=eng
The atmosphere is of an elegant private Villa surrounded by a wonderful secular park, an enchanting surprise for those who wish to savour the slow rhythms and delights of the Tuscan region. The fascinating setting of an historical dwelling filled with antique furniture, books and romantic fireplaces makes it complete. Our 48 rooms, of which, five are suites, are equipped with epoch furnishing, private bathrooms, telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, air conditioning and a wonderful view of the park. Our restaurant offers our guests the opportunity to taste regional specialties as well as an international cuisine. Our guests can relax with a cocktail or an after dinner drink in our bar and during the summer, enjoy our outdoor swimming pool. Our hotel is open all year round and guarantees that its staff will render your stay a very pleasant and comfortable one.
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Patria Palace Hotel

Piazzetta Gabriele Riccardi
Lecce, Puglia, 73100 IT
www.patriapalacelecce.com
info@patriapalacelecce.com

Arrive at Patria Palace Hotel in style, with an antique Rolls Royce, and receive royal service from our traditionally dressed doorman before you even step out of the car. Featuring original architecture and artistic beauty with modern comfort, Patria Palace Hotel is a princely palace built in the 17th century.

Experience the intimate atmosphere of our regional restaurant, Atenze. Featuring gourmet cuisine, Atenze sparkles with traditional Italian moldings, tiles, and ornate fountains. Sit near stone-encrusted walls with overhead wood beams and savor the sumptuous flavors of local ingredients in a warm atmosphere. Meet a friend or relax after dinner at Danny’s bar with a fine cigar or digestif.

Regional beauty is reflected by the finest details of our spacious guest rooms. All 60 rooms and suites are personalized with original decorative paintings and are designed to meet your every need with the utmost discretion and taste. Enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep and wake to the finest selection of in-room entrees delivered to your guest room door. Retreat to a space that is spacious, elegant, and filled with opulence. Individual design traits pay homage to our surroundings - a unique opportunity for those wishing to truly experience our culture.

* Room Service
* Air-Conditioned Room
* Room with Sitting Area
* Bathroom Telephone
* Satellite Channels
* Bathrobes
* International Direct Dialing
* Television with Remote Control
* Iron/Ironing Board
* Private Balcony
* Rollaway Beds
* Maid Service
* Cribs
* Hairdryer
* Private Terrace
* Mini Bar
* Suites Available
* City View Room
* Telephone

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Petriolo Spa & Resort

Loc. Hotel terme Petriolo
Pari, GR, 58040 Italy
http://www.atahotels.it/struttura.asp?id=petriolo&ln=eng
The exclusive hotel Petriolo Spa & Resort on the quiet hills of Siena in Tuscany is located next to natural thermal baths dating back thousands of years and surrounded by the pristine nature reserve of Val di Farma, near the Argentario Park.

In the impressive scenery of Tuscan hills and countryside, the Petriolo Spa & Resort offers the perfect place for guests wishing to revitalize body and mind, for businessmen who are looking for total quietness and for those desire to spend a recreational and sporting holiday.

Resort amenities include upscale restaurants offering both typical and healthy dishes, 2 bars, piano bar with evening entertainment and music, banqueting service for ceremonies and refreshments, outdoor swimming pools with pool bar, Spa/Wellness Center, fitness center, 5 meeting and conference rooms, each hosting up to 100 persons in theatre style, room service and reception organizing excursions and tours. Pets are admitted previous request.
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Realais delle Picchiate

Località Le Picchiaie
Isola d'Elba - LI , , 57037 IT
http://www.relaisdellepicchiaie.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d73aNC3vyds
Located in the nature, the Relais delle Picchiaie stands between the sky and sea in an oasis of incomparable natural beauty and tranquillity.The Relais delle Picchiaie has a vocation for the exclusive features of the services. Each requirement is satisfied with the maximum attention and care by an excellent and professional staff : in fact each customer is a special guest.
The Relais of the Picchiaie is a special place with a fascinating atmosphere, exclusive rooms, a good local cuisine and the fascinating sea that encircles Elba Island. That is what make special this Relais..special like you.



On the top of a hill, between the intense green of the pines and the silverplated green of the secular oaks, the Relais will enable you to admire a marvellous panorama that combines the splendid city of Portoferraio, its bastions and its port with the intense blue of the sea.
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Relais Borgo Brufa

Via del Colle, 38
Torgiano, Umbria, IT
http://www.borgobrufa.it/home_e.asp
BORGO BRUFA is a wonderful resort set in a highly panoramic position on the crest of a hill, offering superb views of Perugia , Assisi , Spello, Foligno, Spoleto, and of the Umbrian countryside, with its fertile soil, luxuriant valleys and hills cloaked in olive groves and vineyards.
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Relais Della Rovere

Via Piemonte 10
Colle di Val d'Elsa, Toscana, 53034 IT
http://www.chiantiturismo.it/en/alberghi-nel-chianti/relais-della-rovere/relais-della-rovere.php
dellarovere@chiantiturismo.it
skype:badiadellarovere
This hotel is named after its most illustrious owner Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, who later became Pope Giulio II, patron of artists of the calibre of Michelangelo and Raffaello.

The building is the result of the careful restoration of an 11th century Benedictine Abbey and of the renaissance Villa commissioned by Giuliano della Rovere in 1470.
The hotel has 30 rooms, all with air-conditioning, hydro-massage bath or shower, satellite channels, pay-TV, phone, mini-bar and a safe.

It is surrounded by a large park which boasts of a travertine swimming pool from which enchanting panorama of Colle Val d’Elsa may be enjoyed.

The hotel offers ample congress areas in the noble salons of the Villa, as well an area specially set aside for more numerous events.
The restaurant-cum-wine cellar “Il Cardinale” is located in the Villa’s cellars and combines a traditional Tuscan cuisine with an ample selection of Italian wines.

The strategic position of Relais della Rover makes it an ideal place from which to visit Tuscany’s more interesting tourist and cultural destinations.
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Residenza D'epoca Hotel i Pini

Via Roma in Lido, 43
Camaiore, Toscana, IT
http://www.clubipini.com/
info@clubipini.com
is a part of Tuscany that Europeans have known and loved for decades. Unlike the Chianti, Florence and Siena, which tempt the visitor to rush from one renowned artistic treasure to another, this coastal region invites you to slow down and relax. Those who love it dream of it on dreary northern days, feeling the warm breezes as they waft through the pine forests, picturing the sun-drenched Liberty-style villas and hearing the lazy buzz of crickets. Versilia is a uniquely European type of resort area, a tranquil combination of beauty, culture, history, nature and great food that has been the beloved retreat of many fine artists beginning with maestro Giacomo Puccini, who built a home you can still visit today in nearby Torre del Lago.
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San Domenico Palace Hotel

Piazza San Domenico, 5
Taormina, Sicilia, 98039 IT
http://www.thi.it/hotels/san-domenico-palace-hotel/mappa-e-contatti.html
Taormina and San Domenico Palace Hotel: names that are known all over the world. Taormina, nestling by the sea, has inspired the souls of great poets and famous personages, and the San Domenico Palace, in the citadel’s historic heart, has hosted them amid the entrancing charms of its ancient surroundings.

Built on the site of a 15th century monastery, of which it still conserves the original structure, the San Domenico Palace Hotel frames by a scene of rare beauty, which sweeps from the ancient Greek theatre to the peak of Mount Etna.

The magic that one breathes at the San Domenico Palace hotel, together with the attentive service and sensitive professionalism of the staff, make for an impressive array of services as a pleasurable complement to an exclusive, luxurious stay: cloisters and manicured gardens, a pool-side outdoor area, a wellness centre, fitness area and boutique, in addition to restaurants, including the Principe Cerami with its gourmet cuisine. All immersed in the unique, sun-drenched landscape of Taormina, Sicily.
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Tombolo Resort

Via del Corallo 3
Castagneto Carducci, Toscana, IT
http://www.tombolotalassoresort.it
email: info@tombolotalasso.it
At the Tombolo Thalassotherapy Center and SPA wellness professionals and qualified staff pamper our Guests with all the treatment and cures necessary to rediscover health, well-being and harmony.

The ancient art of massage is performed here by expert hands and combined with modern western techniques to encourage total physical and psychological regeneration. Massages like Shiatzu, Thai, Aromatherapy and Scen Tao exploit the calming and revitalizing properties of essential oils to improve circulation and tone the skin.

Our Wellness Center is also a real “SPA - Salus Per Aquam ”, meaning “health through water”. Sea water is our extraordinary resource and we fetch it 900 meters from the coast to give our Guests a wide selection of thalassotherapic treatments like hydro-massages with algae or salts, underwater hydro-massages, jet showers, horizontal sea rain showers and many more.

The Center integrates and completes the benefits obtained through thalassotherapy with an array of beauty treatments for both men and women selected with special attention to the Guest's individual needs and skillfully applied using a high quality range of beauty products derived also from sea water, seaweed and sea water derivatives. Personalized SPA packages which combine Thalassotherapy and Beauty treatments are available on request to assure each Guest with the best approach to his/her requirements.

Fitness lovers will enjoy the modern exercise equipment of our Gym, the intense pleasure of the naturally lighted Finnish Sauna, the purifying steam and trickling water of the mosaic Roman Bath and Hammam, and finally rest sipping fruit juices in the Relaxation Room where colors, soft music and lighting reproduce the typical peacefulness of the Tuscan landscape.

Medical Check Up is not compulsory but recommended. If requested a non-specialist medical examination can be booked before arrival at the cost of € 40,00 to be paid directly at the SPA. In some cases, the SPA Manager can require a medical certificate of good health before authorizing thalassotherapic treatments so it is advisable to bring one along and present it upon arrival.

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Torre Santa Flora

Loc. Palazzo 169 - Fraz. Ponte Caliano
Subbiano, Toscana, 52010 IT
http://www.torresantaflora.it/ita/index.html
Along the rivers of the Arno river, the Tower of Flora Saint: in medioevale age a molino torrito where monaci the Benedictines produced flour, this ancient tower today receives 4 exclusive rights junior suites of exceptional architectonic beauty, all equipped of bathtub idromassaggio and furnishing in style of rinascimentale age: from the characteristic windows of the Tower an extraordinary sight of the course of the river and surrounding hills… to the feet of the Tower an exclusive right spiaggetta on the river and curattissima a swimming pool inserted in a bloomed garden. Adjacent the Tower, the seicentesca Villa: a time place of pauses and ristoro for knights and viandanti, this ancient dwelling today continues its tradition of hospitality offering to the modern travellers 11 wide rooms, furnished with pieces d' handicraft in style from Tuscany of age and supplied of every comfort… Between the Tower and the Villa, the summery terrace, than to the evening it receives its hosts with refined plates local and selected wines of the territory in a romantica atmosphere…!
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Un Palazzo Mannaioni

Via Marconi, 2
Montaione, Toscana, 50050 IT
http://www.unapalazzomannaioni.it/eng/hotel-palazzo-mannaioni.htm
E-mail: info@unapalazzomannaioni.it

Skype: una.palazzo.mannaioni
Palazzo Mannaioni, belonging to the Hotel group UNA Hotels & Resorts, is a residence dating back to the 16th Century. Located along the walls in the center of Montaione, famous for the Castle of Montaione, a small medieval hamlet on top of a hill, 341 metres above sea level. We are in the heart of Tuscany, a region where there are many archaeological sites open to visitors.

Staying in these places means leaping into the history and culture of a thousand-year-old population. Moreover, the surrounding area offers picturesque views of rare and pure natural beauty and a landscape full of variety. You can find rows of vineyards belonging to the Chianti and Vernaccia di San Gimignano, thick silvery olive groves, chestnut trees, holm-oak trees, pine trees, and junipers, all typical of the Mediterran
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Villa Salvarezza

Via Vescovado, 7
Noli, Liguria, IT
http://www.villasalvarezza.it/en/index.html
info@villasalvarezza.it
The hotel is located in Noli, in the heart of the old town, in a medieval building situated at he feet of the Papone Tower into the oldest circle of walls.
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Villa Salvarezza

Via Vescovado, 7
Noli, Liguria, IT
http://www.villasalvarezza.it/en/index.html
info@villasalvarezza.it
The hotel is located in Noli, in the heart of the old town, in a medieval building situated at he feet of the Papone Tower into the oldest circle of walls.
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L Villa&Castle

FABBRICO 'S CASTLE

Via Giacomo Matteotti 2
42042 Fabbrico Reggio Nell'emilia, Italy, IT
www.castellodifabbrico.it
barbara.cavallari@tiscalinet.it
The complex of the Guidotti castle in I manufacture of Reggio Emilia, comprising the primitivo village with the defense ditch, walls them and the bastions, laughed them to XIII the century, seppur constructed on previous piu' antichi insediamentie with successes to you participations. In medioevale age the history of I manufacture interlaces with that one of the Church and the Feudali Families of the territory which Of the Swamp, whose personage more important was Arduino, condottiero of Matilde di Canossa, therefore with that one of the Gonzaga, From Correggio and the Extensive ones. L'importanza of the fortified village is testified also from a painted map of 1500 to frescoes in Vatican. During XVI the century I manufacture was center comita them of prince Fabrizio from Correggio and the son of this Cosimo. Nell'ultimo fourth of the 1600 Extensive ones, duchi of Modena, of it completed the cession to the Guidotti Family that of was already in part owner. Paul Guidotti with the sons Giovanni and Tomaso, Treasurers of the Duca d'Este Rinaldo, used part of the buildings for l'industria of the silk, specializing themselves in the production of Damascus, activity that lasted to Manufactures until 1720. Subsequently the more ancient part of the complex came destined to agricultural use, while in 1854, Cesar provided itself to construct to l'imponente villa on design dell'architetto Coast, the same one that had planned the Communal Theatre of Reggio Emilia. The castle, still lived from the Guidotti Family, has been restored and some widths know them of open the late-medioevale period are hour for weddings, receptions, conferences, extensions and exposures.
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BORGO MONTERIGGIONI'S CASTEL

Strada di Pieve a Castello
Monteriggioni, Toscana, 53035 IT
http://www.monteriggionicastle.com/
Seen from a distance, the Castle of Monteriggioni with its walls and remaining towers witnessing the distant past, gives an impression that time has come to a stand-still - both inside and outside of its walls.

Even though the inhabitants and their ways of life have changed through centuries, those that still choose to live in the castle today remain in touch with history and the old agricultural values, retaining the slow, natural rhythm of life.

The image of the fortification on the hill-top, a sentinel in the defense of the Republic of Siena, has always inspired travelers.
Because of its beauty and position, it became a natural magnet for tourists -- nowadays it is visited by some 70,000 people every year.

But how much more majestic and powerful it must have appeared to Dante Alighieri who saw it at the time of battle during one of his travels! The fortress , at the time just a few decades old, was at the height of its splendour. With its circular shape and high towers crowning the walls , it certainly instilled enough sense of cyclopic majesty for Dante to find it worth of description (Dante Alighieri Inferno Canto XXXI)

Actually, Dante can be considered among the very first "tourists" to visit Monteriggioni. Among those that visited it recently were Ted Kennedy, Tony Blair, and many other VIPs.

The Castle has often been chosen as a site for films and short commercials .

The image of Monteriggioni is famous for yet another reason: it is a part of the emblem of Italy, the crown on the head of its effigy symbolizing Italy's invincible spirit.

In fact, due to the type of its fortification, Monteriggioni remained an invincible fortress (see the reconstruction) for three centuries. From the time of its construction in 1213, it resisted every siege, thus ensuring freedom to the Republic of Siena. It fell only in 1554, and that because of a betrayal; the traitor, the ill-famed Captain of the garrison, made a secret plot with the Florentines and in exchange for some favours surrendered the fortress to them without battle.

According to the legend, there were tunnels and secret passages connecting the castle with other fortifications. Legend also has it that there was an underground road that went all the way to Siena.
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BUONCONSIGLIO 'S CASTLE

Via Bernardo Clesio, 5
Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, 38100 IT
http://www.buonconsiglio.it
castellodelbuonconsiglio@provincia.tn.it
The Castle of the Buonconsiglio is the more important monument than not religious character of the province. Residence of the Principles Bishops from the end of XIII the century until the happened dell'episcopato secolarizzazione in 1803, originally was constructed with prettamente defensive functions. Military L'aspetto of the Castle endured through the deep centuries modifications that transformed it in one of the greater complexes fortify to you residential city of the Alps. George Lichtenstein, Bernardo Clesio, Cristoforo Madruzzo were above all thanks all'opera of some Principles Bishops (, Francisco Alberti-Poja), than the Castle she assumed l'aspetto puts into effect them: to leave from the end of 1300 until the half of 1600 to the original nucleus, formed from the Castelvecchio and the Tower d'Augusto, others were added leave (Magno Palace, Reached Albertiana).
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Castel Wolfsthurn

Strada Mareta 5
Racines, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39040 IT
E-Mail: museo-della-caccia@museiprovinciali.it
The beautifulst castle of the Tirolo "therefore Wolfsthurn has been titolato from the historian Joh. Nep. Tinkhauser. The baroque castle is only in its kind in the Tirolo, erge imponemente all' beginning of goes them montana of Ridanna, framed from the Alps Breonie, on un' height that dominates the country of Mareta. Schloss Wolfsthurn beautiful Mareit Dall' summer 1996 castel Wolfsthurn is the center of the Provincial museum of the hunting and the peach. In such a way a double scope has been caught up: the most complete baroque castle of the Tirolo comes opened the public, and to the visitor a picture of the hunting and the peach in the Tirolo is introduced to great lines, an important field of the culture and the local tradition.
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Castel's Thun

Vigo di Ton (Valle di Non)
Ton, Trentino-Alto Adige, IT
http://www.castelthun.com
The Thun family has been between the more important of the Trentino in the slid centuries, financially most healthy, in a position to making credit to emperors and bishops. To the doors of the Thun family Goes them did not hide itself towards the end of XIII the century and with the time it constructed the most powerful castle of Goes them of the Walnut. Bloomed in 1100, with original denominzione of Tone, the family caught up the apogee in 1400, extending the power on great part of they goes Not and of they of Sun Goes. In the 1530 the Thun obtained the title baronial it, in the 1628 that one of accounts of the Empire. The baronial palace, with three turrets to gotica cuspid, is to the center of the system fortified, with five towers towards the income, the bridge , a deep ditch, the field of the race, the Basel tower and the tower of the library. To the inside precious it knows them, one richest armory . The castle is still in phase of restoration and currently the garden and the loggiato one of the guns are open.
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CASTELLAMARE DI STABIA'S CASTLE

Via Castello
Castellamare di Stabia, , Castellamare di Stabia
Around all' Age of this castle several inaccuracies have been published, up to here. L' erroneous attribution to Federico II of Svevia (1197-1250) is risen from the fact that the great emperor made to construct for all the reign many castles that servissero for defense and room. But who has seen the famous castles svevi from the sturdy mason to rough drafts and from the large ones she tans to combacio, with several plans, immense knows them, doors and portals, where to the robustness of the defense the splendor of the Reggia was wanted to be joined, finding in the Castrum di Stabia will be watched well un' work of Federico. Which, com' it is by now famous, made to construct its fortilizi on designs made from same he. Instead of a former construction novo, it was made a repair you during the reign of Federico, like desume from documents svevi sull' administration of the castles of the reame of Sicily. All' age of the Angioini ulterior restorations or widenings had to be made you, and therefore it was attributed to Carl the d' Angiò and, to twisted, called Angioino. From the form they puts into effect, and especially for controtorre and the base to shoe - that they have mostly '400 character - it is obvious that there were WORKED also in posterior age.
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CAVERNAGO 'S CASTLE

Via Castello, 1
Cavernago, Lombardia, 24050 IT
http://www.ilcastelloricevimenti.it/
The castle, place to the crocevia of the provinces of Milan, Bergamo and Brescia, laughed them to 1243. It was acquired from the Colleoni in 1470 that brought important variations. E' characterized from a great courtyard with signed loggiato double quantity from the Sansovino. To the inside we find five knows them in order to accommodate banquets and receptions wrapped in an enriched atmosphere much evocative one from the presence of precious frescoes.
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Foresta 's castle

Lagundo, Trentino-Alto Adige, IT
In the communal territory of Lagundo, on be them that it leads in Val Venosta Castel rises Forest (Schloss Forst or Vorst), just beside the famous factory of Forst beer. In spite of the little apt position to the defense, it had a sure military importance as only fortilizio in skillful side dell'Adige for a good feature of they goes. Constructed in the first half of the '200 from a ministerial family of the accounts of equipped Tirolo and of cospicui land assets, the castle changed several times then the possessory ones. Its history made remarkable, all'infuori of the temporary one and forced stay in it of the knight d'avventura and trovatore Oswald di Wolkenstein in 1421, after its capture from part of some adversaries who then delivered duca to the Federico the Tascavuota to it, with which he it was in along and sour conflict. Restructured in the shapes it puts into effect them to the principle of the '500 from the Fuchs di Fuchsberg, the maniero passed after to the Brandis little that held it until 1860. Damaged from a restored fire in 1803 and towards the end of the slid century, it came in the years after the Second World War acquired from a local entrepreneur who of it made a hotel of historical character (closed hour). The cortiletto to logge it is colorful much and the atmospheres conserve many furnishings and pictures of baroque age.
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Lamole 's Castle

ia di Lamole Loc. Lamole Greve in
Chianti Firenze/Tuscany, Italy
http://www.castellodilamole.it
info@castellodilamole.it
The Castle of Lamole, in Chianti countryside, is still visibile nowadays in the middle of its tuscany valley full of chestnut and larch woods, climbing up from Greve the Monte San Michele, along the way to the suburb of Lamole; this way goes through the traditional tuscan countryside. The Castle of Lamole agritourism is situated on a spur and surrounded by woods since 1000, the Castle of Lamole farmhouse has kept its strategic position in defence of the Florentine borders during the war between Florence and Siena. Like many other settlements of this kind, the historical origins of the Castle of Lamole remains obscure as well as many events which took place between the X and the XII century and which brought to the medieval phenomenon of “incastellamento” (fortification).
At the moment, only the buildings' walls bear witness of the Castle glorious past in its actual profile of fortified village, as it is possible to see from the street of the countryside of Lamole.
The Castle of Lamole settlement appears as a group of apartments of different heights, placed in a very characteristic elliptic shape, 600 metres in length, forming the defensive boundary walls. Nowadays it is possible to see the ruins of the ancient walls only on the north-west side of the Castle of Lamole. The typical tuscan village, whose houses (apartments)still maintain many of the medieval architectural aspects, is crossed in its length by two narrow parallel streets forming three little squares, the most important of which is located at the end of the built-up area and of the spur on which lies the entire village.
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LUCO 'S CASTLE

Località Castel di Luco
Acquasanta Terme, Marche, 63041 IT
http://www.casteldiluco.com/
e-mail: info@casteldiluco.com
An official seal belonging to Pope Leone IX dated 1052 establishes that this rare and unique castle already existed in the early middle ages. In fact, this magnificent stronghold situated in the Piceno area retains almost perfectly intact its original medieval structure.

Castel di Luco, set in a marvellous rural landscape and emmersed in wonderfully peaceful woodland, charms visitors from the moment they enter the fortress via the ancient stairway carved into the rock face. Laura and Francesco, the young owners, have also created four suites in the tiny hamlet beneath the castle. The couple personally welcome guests, offering them their own special brand of hospitality, authentic regional cuisine, and a highly contagious ethusiasm for a place to which they have dedicated heart and soul.
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MONTEBENICHI ' S Castle-Hotel

Località Montebenichi · Bucine
Bucine, Toscana, IT
http://www.castelletto.it/en/index.htm
An elegant hotel in an antique castle in the heart of Chianti that houses several artistic and historical treasures. For an unforgettable holiday in the gentle Tuscan countryside, surrounded by works of art and high quality comforts...
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ROCCHE 'S CASTLE

via delle Roveri 3
Finale Emilia, Emilia Romagna, IT
www.castellodellerocche.it
In 1213 the "Tower of the Modenese People" and other defensive structures against the family guelfa of the Extensive ones was raised to work of the modenesi Ghibellines. After more than a century the castle returned to the Extensive ones and in 1402 Nicolò III of Este incaricò to restore it, transforming the disadorna roccaforte military in one refined signorile residence, with ducali apartments and variopinte decorations
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STENICO CASTLE 'S

Stenico (Valli Giudicarie)
It's a example of stilistiche commission, finding all the transformations endured between the XIII and XIV century. Manufactured and courtyards they are ollowed rather it enlivens to you, it leans you to the town-walls building southern and enclosed from the sturdy external curtain towards north. To the external courtyard the Romanesque palace shows oneself, interesting to notice as this portion of Castle is present in frescoes of the month of January in Tower of the Aquila in the Castle of the Buonconsiglio to Trento. In I fresco notices also the tower of the hunger, the nucleus more ancient than Castel Stenico. Of the 1200's it is also the nail head of S. Martino, that it contains pregevole cycle of frescoes sacred of Romanesque school. Manufactured that they encircle the castle is of the 1300's and the 1400's.
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Taverna Vecchia 's Castle

Taverna Cz, Italy, IT
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TORRECHIARA ' S CASTLE

Borgo Del Castello
43013 Torrechiara Pr (parma), Italy, IT
EMAIL: iat@comune.langhirano.pr.it
WEB SITE: www.comune.langhirano.pr.it
Built between 1448 and 1460 by Pier Maria Rossi (1413-1482), it is one of the most important and best preserved examples in Italy of castle architecture.
It is protected by three rings of walls and by four corner towers which attest to its defensive duties, while its function as a home is established by the wealth of “grotesque” frescoes by Cesare Baglione.
Then there is the extraordinary “golden room” attributed to Benedetto Bembo which tells the tender story of the love between Pier Maria and Bianca Pellegrini, his lover, at the same time celebrating the power of the dynasty through the depiction of all the castles of the fiefdom.
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Vaglio's Castle

Simeri Crichi Cz, Italy, IT
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VICARI 'S CASTLE

piazza del Castello, 1
Lari, Toscana, 56035 IT
http://www.castellodilari.it
info@castellodilari.it
Apart from being in the past the central hub of Tuscan government, Lari Castle is now becoming increasingly important in the life of the surrounding area. In 1991 it began to be re-evaluated as a historical building, thanks to the efforts of the voluntary workers of the cultural association "Il Castello" supported by the Town Council, who opened it to public visits (entries are increasing all the time, showing the Castle is appreciated).
After only a few years, the first restoration work was started to restore the Castle to some of its ancient beauty. The architecture of the Castle remains almost unchanged since it was built as the seat of government. It was built on the top of the hill of Lari, from which vantage point it was possible keep watch over the entire valley of the River Arno. This is why it was so important, and, over the centuries, so disputed over. Inside there was a prison, Chancellery, the residence of the Vicario and the Magistrates´ Court.
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ABBEY OF CHIARAVALLE DELLA COLOMBA

Loc. Chiaravalle della Colonba
Alseno -Piacenza,
WEB SITE: www.comune.alseno.pc.it
The Monastery of Chiaravalle della Colomba lies not far from the Via Emilia. Its foundation can be credited to the extraordinary activity of Saint Bernard.
The reference to colomba or dove is sometimes attributed to a legend that tells of how the perimeter of the monastery was indicated to the monks by a white dove using pieces of straw, but perhaps it refers more simply to the mystery of the Annunciation, and so in harmony with Cistercian spirituality.
The Church of Chiaravalle is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. The Romanesque layout with nave and two aisles extends upwards following a scheme that indicates a transition towards Gothic precepts, ahead of its time. Saint Bernard, enemy of the ridicula monstruositas of the medieval bestiary, imposed an essential architectural style, without sculptures or decorations. The central nave is formed by four large bays and the sacred edifice terminates – in conformity with the abbey model – with the choir and transept.
Set against the right-hand aisle of the church is the perfectly-preserved XIII-century cloister which one may enter. It is square in shape and each side measures approximately forty metres. Each gallery (or side) is divided into eight spans covered by cross-vaults with thin ogives that descend onto ledges and circular keystones bearing plant and animal motifs. The vaults are reinforced from the outside by strong buttresses, in line with the transverse pointed arches that mark the spans, whose bases rest on pedestals which are interrupted to allow access to the central garden.
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Acaja castle

Piazza Castello 10 Fossano
Cuneo, Piemonte, ITALY
The history of the castle intimately is tied to that one of the city of Fossano. One curiosity: the towers, anch' square they, are oriented on the axis of the diagonals and two of these have semi-cylindrical scalari turrets on the inner chine. Towards the end of the 1400's Carl of Savoia it realizes a series of modifications important that they transform the castle in a residence with knows them, logge and porticati. Under the reign of Carl Emanuele of Savoia, between 1580 and 1630, the castle alive alternate vicissitudes: after that in 1536 it comes signed the "Treaty of Fossano" with France, it is transformed before in jail and then in barracks. Very restored from the Supervising to Monuments of Turin between 1956 and 1963, it accommodates from 1985 the Civic Library and the Communal Historical Archives and is the scene of some city manifestations like "the Giostra of the Goose", than it is carried out in the penultimate one weekend of the june month.

Timetable Visits: 09.00 - 12,00/14,30 - 17,30 Opened from the Monday to the Friday For visits to reserve Income: Free
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Acquaviva Villa

loc. Acquaviva 58014 MONTEMERANO-SATURNIA (GR)
http://www.relaisvillaacquaviva.com/
Relais Villa Acquaviva is the result of the attentive restructuring of an old Villa and its guest houses, once owned by a noble family, in observance of the Tuscan Style.
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Acquaviva Villa

loc. Acquaviva 58014 MONTEMERANO-SATURNIA (GR)
Saturnia Gr, Italy, IT
http://www.relaisvillaacquaviva.com/
e-mail: info@relaisvillaacquaviva.com
Relais Villa Acquaviva is the result of the attentive restructuring of an old Villa and its guest houses, once owned by a noble family, in observance of the Tuscan Style.
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Albini ' s Palace

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 5
Torchiara, Campania, 84076 IT
http://www.casaalbini.it/index.php
Palace Albinos, still lived from the descendants of the family built up that it, laughed them to the beginnings of XVIII the century and is introduced rich of the architectonic complexity and the succession of the several participations realized from the family in the arc of its history. It rises in the fraction Copersito di Torchiara.
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ANCIENT VILLA POGGITAZZI

Fattoria di Poggitazzi
Malva - Terranuova B.ni, , 52020 Tuscany
http://www.poggitazzi.com/
info@poggitazzi.com
The antique Poggitazzi farm is located in a dominant position in the typical Balze region, along an Etruscan trail that goes through the Valdarno.

The first settlements go back to the age of the Longobardi and were used as military defense. The antique ghibelline fortification belonged to the Pazzi family until 1288, when Uberto de’ Pazzi gave it to the Guelphic part of Florence which rebuilt and enlarged it before giving it to Maffeo di Francesco da Sommaja, notary of Florence. From him comes the family name "de’ Libri" (of Books) and the gentilitial coat of arms.All apartments are equipped with TV, heating, money keep, cooking corner with fridge and espresso coffee machine, and some also with fireplace and double bathroom, all equipped with shower.

Apartments have different sizes and can accommodate 2 to 6 persons. Bigger groups can stay in nearby apartments; it is also possible to accomodate handycapped persons.
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Ancient Residence of Art

Poggio Madonna dell'Olivo
Torrita di Siena, Toscana, 53049 IT
http://www.residenzadarte.com/borgo_eng.html
E-mail: residenzadarte@fastwebnet.it
The Residenza d'Arte is situated in the town of Torrita di Siena, a 14th century village in stone a few kilometers from Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, and Cortona. It rises majestically on a splendid hill surrounded by cypresses and age-old olive trees, which act as picture frames for the stupendous panorama.
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ANTICA CORTE PALLAVICINA

Strada Palazzo Due Torri
43010 Polesine Parmense Pr, Italy, IT
EMAIL: relais@acpallavicina.com
WEB SITE: www.acpallavicina.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ie7TBTyKc&eurl=http://www.acpallavicina.com/cavallino/Video/video.htm
Constructed at the beginning of the 400 on a fortilizio preesistente from marquises Pallavicino di Polesine, the Ancient Pallavicina Court introduces magnificent wine cellars where came affinati salumi, culatelli, cheeses and wines. The inner ones endured a substantial restoration during the half of the 500, when the ceilings to cassettoni were replaced with magnificent times to umbrella. After 1780 it was transformed in barracks, where they settled down the "Dragoni" confinari in order to try to contrast the flourishing contraband developed between the two sides of the Po. After 1860 it came subdivided in small rooms and used from peasants, fishermen, carrettieri and craftsmen. Nobody more had believed us and the Po, moving itself had arrived to little meters and if by it it were gotten hold: the Court was remained within to the river, than it overflowed it periodically. Hour, after taken care of a restoration, is returned to the antichi splendors, in the wine cellars is returns to you to age a great number of culatelli, reggiano $parmesan and wines.
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Antica Residenza del Gallo

Via del Gallo, 25
Lucca, Toscana, 55100 IT
http://www.anticaresidenzadelgallo.it/new/Guesthouse_lucca%2C_Lodging_Lucca_hotel_lucca_accommodation_rental_house_resort~65~~~~~~En.html
info@anticaresidenzadelgallo.it
The residence is located in the middle of this wonderful roman town, in Via del Gallo, known also, from Lucca’s inhabitants, Via degli Antiquari, thanks to its shops and laboratory of Antiquity's furniture . Just behind us there is the cathedral of San Martino with its square. On the other side there's the church of San Giovanni , its cupola and its tower bells wich are visible from our windows. This church is famous also, because there are archeology’s rests and some time is uses as a theatre for concerts and other exhibitions.

In the vicinity there's Via Fillungo , where you can do some shopping in elegant show rooms while going to the Amphitheatre , re-built on Romans rests. Near this wonderful place you can visit the San Frediano's Church , with the body well conserved of Santa Zita, holy of flowers.
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Aragona 's castle

ARAGONESE-BAIA 'S CASTLE

Via Castello 39
Bacoli Napoli,
http://www.areamarinaprotettabaia.it/parco.php?id=7
amp.baia.gaiola@alice.it
The construction of the castle began in 1490, on the rests of an ancient roman villa, in un' strategic area from which the immense mirror of sea is controlled that is extended from the gulf of Pozzuoli all' acropoli of Cuma, with view of Goats, Procida and Ischia. It was the age of the incursions saracene, and the king of France Carl VIII threatened to invade the Reign
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Avise castle

Avise Vald
Aosta, Valle d'Aosta, ITALY
http://www.comune.avise.ao.it/
In the lived one of Avise feudo of same the family three castles existed very: those of Blonay, Crè and of constructed Avise this last one in 1490 for wanting of Bonifacio d' Avise. Beautiful example of fortified residence is constituted from a high body of factory four plans, which a crowned quadrangular tower from caditoie is leaned, it introduces on the facade a series of decorated openings and maintains to rich ceilings and one scroll scale in stone
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Aymavilles Castle

Castello Aymavillespiazza Emile Chanoux 3611100
Aosta, Valle d'Aosta, ITALY
Information: A.P.T. Cogne Gran Paradiso- Phone:+0039.0165.74040 - +0039.0165.74056

In origin (1287 ca.) the castle was constituted from a quadrangular tower, to the four angles of which they were additions, in 1357, as many circular towers. The facades in style baroque-rococò were realized to the beginning of the 700. "the more meaningful building of the common one is probably the Castle, that it rises to the center of the country on a morainic relief. The construction attract attention for the four cylindrical towers angle irons, higher of the body centers them to square plant, merlate and supplies of caditoie, to construct them, adding them to a preesistente building, was, to the half of the 1300's, Aimone di Challant, that it had as soon as received Aymavilles from the Green Conte and was risistemando also Fénis. Some centuries after, towards 1730, Happy the Giuseppe baron of Challant gained loggiati fre the towers eliminating many apparatuses medioevali defensives and giving also inner to a baroque aspect. The last baron of Aymavilles, Filippo Maurizio, died in its of Aosta palace in 1804, was also the last heir male of Challant House. The castle, reached after several passages of property the Bombrini family, was sold to the from Valle d'Aosta regional Administration in 1970."
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Bagni di Pisa Natural Spa Resort

Bagni di Pisa - Largo Shelley, 18
San Giuliano Terme , , 56017 Pisa
http://www.bagnidipisa.com/spa_hotel/index.html
info@bagnidipisa.com
"Otium et Delitiae, the culture of the body and the search for harmony..."

"One can rightly say that the "Bagni di Pisa" Spa brings relief to some, to many it brings back health that was lost, and it gives great joy to everyone, being so to say, the most beautiful vacation spot of Italy,"

by Cavalier S.B. , anonymous reporter on the customs of the people from Pisa in the 18th century.

Once loved by the Etruscans and the ancient Romans, it became famous for the nobility all over Europe in 1743, when the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francesco Stefano of Lorena, made it his own summmer spa residence, as well as a fashionable meeting place which had among its other importnt guests well-known people such as Gustav of Sweden, George IV of England, Vittorio Alfieri, Percy B. and Mary Shelley, Ibrahim Pascià, The Cardinal of York and Carlo Goldoni.

We committed ourselves to raise from its ashes a phoenix which appeared to be vanished forever. Our architects, interior decorators and designers knew how to interpret the philosophy of the STB group (our Wellness Spa Company) in the best way, giving back the soul to the walls of this historical abode, blooming again in all its splendor. Our personnel makes the picture perfect since you will be at the center of the most absolute exclusive attention in every moment, but always with discretion.

The setting of this jewel of well-being is art, history, Pisa, Lucca, nature and the Maritime Park of San Rossore and the social life of Versilia.

To walk in the footsteps of the illustrious guests among the arcades in terracotta embellished with citris fruit or to go along the wellness path to the Kafe' Haus for the view as far as the sea is an unforgettable unique experience.

luxury spa hotel tuscany

In the rooms the view of the starry sky are blended in by the pastel colors of the frescoed vaulted ceilings from the 1700s, with hanging lofts with wooden floors to admire them better and be cradled by history. From the windows you can admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Rooms have retractable TV LCD which doesn't affect the atmosphere, adaptable air-conditioning for the desired temperature, marble and smooth crushed stone floors to relive history, bathrooms with two sinks, a shower and a separate bath tub.
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Baia dei Cesari

Via Petronio
Bacoli, Campania, 80070 IT
http://www.baiadeicesari.org/villa.htm
info@baiadeicesari.com
Villa of the panaoramica Imperial Rome to 360° on the gulf of Naples. The villa is encircled from a park of 12000 mq with ulivi, lemons, trees from fruit to peak on the sea. Terraces with mozzafiato sight. A sage restoration guided from the sovrintendnza has rendered to public an absolutely only place.
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BALSORANO 'S CASTLE

Old Balsorano
Balsorano, Abruzzo, IT
http://www.comune.balsorano.aq.it/urp/
sindaco@comune.balsorano.aq.it
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BALSORANO 'S CASTLE

Balsorano, Abruzzo, IT
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Baraing Castle

Pont San Martin
Valle d'Aosta, ITALY
The castle of Baraing rises on a dominant full of rocks spur the lived one of Saint Pont Martin to the entrance of Goes them of the Lys. It came built up in neogotiche shapes in the 1893 which residence of the Baraing family. Donated to the Common one in 1931, subsequently destined the èstato castle to center of activity of public interest; from the end of years Seventy it pours in state of abandonment. In 1987 the Common one has made to write up a plan of principle for the realization of the center of the Montana Community "Mount Rose".
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Barbarossa's' castle

The castle of Barbarossa was constructed probably in X the century when l' island was feudo of the amlfitani. It had a defensive function and of sight and during the sieges it served from shelter to the population; it takes the name dall' Turkish admiral Khair to-din nicknamed Barbarossa, assaulted than it he destroyed and it in 1535. In effects Goats, for the Turkish pirati ones, it represented un' important strategic base for their raids long the gulf of Naples and, for this reason, l' island came assaulted seven times at least and was during one of these sieges, hardest, than Khair to-din it destroyed the castle of Anacapri. In the 1898 castle it was acquired from Axel Munthe which, being a lover of the nature, of it made a real oasis for the birds. The castle currently makes part of the complex of Villa S. Michele, of property of the Swedish consulate that, from 1990, organizes visits guided to the ancient of the castle two times to the month.
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Bard fort

Bard, Valle d'Aosta, 11020 IT
info@fortedibard.it
www.fortedibard.it
The original castle of Bard (XI sec.) it came transformed, in the course of the centuries, one poderosa military fortress. In the May of 1800 it was besieged and then destroyed from the napoleonico, coming from army from the G. S. Bernardo and directed to Marengo. It was reconstructed in 1838.
TIMETABLES tuesday - friday 10,00 | 18,00 saturdays and 19,00 Sunday 10,00 | closed the monday The ticket office closes an hour before the Fort Apeture extraordinary spring-summer: monday 9 you open them monday 30 you open them tuesday 1 May Opened until to the 19,00 14 tuesdays August opened until to the 22.00 From the 31 July to the 2 Open september every day, included the monday until the 20.00. Extraordinary openings autumn-winter: thursday 1 November - until to the 19,00 mondays 31 Decembers - until to the 18.00 Closing anniversary: closed from monday 10 Decembers to tuesday 20 enclosed Decembers closed tuesday 25 Decembers. RATES Museum of the Alps: Entire: 8,00€ Reduced: 6,00€ Boys: 4,00€ Schools 13-18 years: 5,00€ Schools 6-12 years: 3,00€
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BESENO CASTLE

Besenello ,
info@buonconsiglio.it
http://www.buonconsiglio.it
Castel Beseno is posizionato on the top of one hill strategically a lot important; it allows in fact the control of both approached them goes them of the Adige: Horse goes them of the river that connects Folgaria (and therefore the access to the province of Vicenza), nonchè the long passage the main road said road of Germany that it crosses goes it them of the same Adige. They are demonstration of the enormous importance of this position the fact that was constructed for this purpose, together to Castel Beseno, others 3 fortresses: the castles of Nomi and Barco on the right of the Adige, Castel Pietra and Castel Beseno on the left. The first sure news care this fortress goes back to XII the century, then feudo of the accounts of I level, and inhabited from one family of they vassalli: "From Beseno". Later on the history of this building is made for the rather travagliata truth, around to the 1200 in fact church Some thirty, in part for purchases and in part for donations she becomes owner of good part of the structure, ciononostante it remained under the control of two distinguished coppers of the Beseno family: that one of Enghelberto and that one of Odolrico, but the rivalry between the two factions door to a premature decay is castel Beseno that Castel Stone, on which both the families boasted of the rights. Approximately a century later the castle passes under the control of Guglielmo II, that it supplies to restore of good part, and finally towards the half of a 1400 other important personage enters in the history of this building, draft of Marcabruno II, which he finds himself in the beautiful one half of diatribe between the troops of Venice and those Trentine and Tirolesi; he is just in this surf that develops the famous battle of Calliano (1487). In the course of 1500 as a result of a fire it comes reconstructed and renewed, changing its aspect of medieval castle in that one of residence, conserving but its identity of defensive fortress very armed. The vicissitudini did not end soon therefore, towards the end of the ' 700 in fact it were newly protagonist of an bloody one besiege from part of the Napoleoniche troops that, in spite of the huge deployment, did not succeed to having the better one, coming defeats after days of besiege from one column of troops Austrians committees in defense of Castel Beseno. Later on, because of the calmest political situation, and therefore to the loss of importance of this defensive structure, begins finally along period of forfeiture of the castle, that it will come finally abandoned in the course of 1800, for being donated in 1973 to the Independent Province of Trento, than it started some from endured the restoration in order to make of one of the distaccate centers of the museum of the Castle of the Buonconsiglio
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Bevilacqua 's Castle

Via Castello
Bevilacqua, Veneto, 37040 IT
http://www.castellodibevilacqua.com
info@castellodibevilacqua.com
You discover the Castle of Bevilacqua and lasciatevi sedurre from an only and wonderful place. Encircled from the beauty, you discover a last and present place suspended between where it is possible to live l' spell of the time. History, tradition and legend, are melted here for giving life to evocative atmospheres that satisfy your desire of comfort, well-being and tranquillity. Rich atmospheres of fascination render the Castle of Bevilacqua the ideal place in order to live your more important occasions
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BIBBIONE S CASTLE hotel

Via Collina, 66
Loc. Montefiridolfi
Montefiridolfi Fi, Italy, 50026 IT
http://www.castellodibibbione.com
E-mail: info@castellodibibbione.com
Erected by the Cadolingi of Montecascioli, the Castle of Bibbione is documented in the very ancient manuscripts from the year 997 by the name of Castrum Bibionis. Surrounded by city walls, which in the past served as a final defence for its inhabitants, the Castle dominates a medieval village and ancient houses dot the slope of the hill. Its lands extend to below the Via Cassia and the Pesa River.

The foundations of the Castle go back to the 9th century and the construction was completed in year 1000, while the first group of stone farmhouses dates back to the latter half of the 13th century.

In the Renaissance, the battlements were removed and the fortification was then transformed into a country residence. A particularity of the Castle is the underground passage which winds its way for hundreds of meters down to the river plain. This secret passage, certainly used for supplies during the sieges, has only been explored in its first section.

In 1124, the new owners of the land, the Buondelmonti, restored the old ruined sentinel. Thus, Bibbione became one of the four Buondelmonti Castles, connected one to the other and constituting a quadrilateral in defence of the Pesa Valley: the Bibbione Castle, the Montefiridolfi Castle, the Pergolato and the S. Andrea ones at Fabbrica.
Moreover, the Buondelmonti family had a small church, Santa Maria, built between the 12th and the 13th centuries next to the walls of the Castle. In the year 1142, they began the reconstruction of the shelter of San Jacopo of the Calzaiuoli for the pilgrims.

In 1469, the property was sold to Guido Sforza Aldobrandeschi.

In the year 1511, Niccolò Machiavelli (who possessed family estates about 6 km, from Bibbione in Sant’Andrea in Percussina) bought the Castle and the farmland using it as a hunting lodge.
The Machiavelli’s remained in possession of the complex until 1727, when the last heir, Francesco Machiavelli, died leaving his cousin, Giovanni Battista Rangoni, a Modenese noble descendent of the Machiavelli, heir to the name and inheritance, title and heraldic arms of Machiavelli who took on the name of Rangoni Machiavelli.

The entire complex remains bound from 1913, and therefore, under the tutorship of the Superintendent of Culture, Environment and Architecture of Florence and Pistoia.
At present, the Marchioness Antonella Rangoni Machiavelli is the proprietor of the estate and personally saw to the renovation of the Castle and medieval village
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BIGOZZI ' S CASTLE hotel

Strada di Bigozzi
Monteriggioni, Toscana, 53035 IT
http://www.chiantiturismo.it/italiano/alberghi-nel-chianti/relais-castel-bigozzi/contatti.php
castelbigozzi@chiantiturismo.it
The Relais Castel Bigozzi is a castle-fortress in the Chianti, near the fortress of Monteriggioni, to little km from the towers of Saint Gimignano, the alleys of Hill Val d' Elsa and from Siena. E' one of the ancient castles in the Chianti, on senesi hills, in the earth of Strofe, characteristic center of dipped origin longobarda in the Tuscany campaign. Today it is a prestigious hotel tourist residence to 4 Stars, composed from a body it centers them and from 2 dependance that appartamenti/suite contain in all 15, encircled from a park of olive trees, with solarium to the open and swimming pool. A time, instead, was dwelling of nobildonna the Sapia Bigazzi, the one who that is decided the fates of the battle of Hill Val d' Elsa between senesi and fiorentini. The Suite of the castle In the castle there are 13 suite situated in the body centers them, more 2 in the dependance, monopremises, two-roomed, trilocali, all with conditioned air, bathtub or shower idromassaggio, hair dryer, directed telephone, tv satellite, safe and frigobar. The style is typically from Tuscany, with peasant beams R-a.vista and furnishings that that unmistakable atmosphere of heat and nobilities create. In strategic position in the Chianti Castel Bigozzi has one strategic positioning in the Chianti: it is in fact most comfortable to leave in order to travel over again on foot, to horse or in mountain-bike the old paths, admiring extraordinary landscapes like famous crete of Siena or one of many thermal sources of the zone. In more, there is the maximum praticità to catch up in little minuteren the greater historical-artistic centers of the Tuscany like Siena, Saint Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Florence. Services available and tastings Ulterior facilitations and opportunities offered from Castel Bigozzi in Chianti are: Concierge Service, Service fax, Tour guides to you, Parking, Wake Up Service, let alone wine tasting.
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Bonavalle castle

, IT
http://www.bonavalle.com/
info@bonavalle.com
The building, the whose construction laughed them to XIII the century, made part of an ancient one feudo of which the Bourgeois, the Guaschi di Chieri, the Balbis accounts and marquises Turinetti di Priero were getlteman.
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Borgo della Merluzza

Via della Merluzza
Roma, Lazio, 00123 IT
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Borgo la Bagnaia Resort & SPA

Strada Statale 223 Siena Grosseto Km. 56
Murlo, , SIENA
http://www.borgolabagnaia.com
info@borgolabagnaia.com
In Tuscany an antique village, a unique hotel, an exclusive resort.
Peace and tranquillity reign supreme over the 1100 hectare estate of Borgo la Bagnaia, just twelve kilometers south west of Siena, where nature and history meet in perfect harmony. An enchanting place, immersed in scenery reminiscent of a Renaissance style fresco where, from the windows of the luxurious bedrooms, guests can follow the flight of swallows and the running of the deer.

Until recently the Borgo Bagnaia estate, set in the peaceful Tuscan countryside, the charm of which has not been tainted by the passing of time, was known primarily as the site of an international equestrian event which has acquired an almost cult-like following amongst the international jet set.
The property, which has been transformed into a high level resort and events venue, now opens its gates to the connoisseurs of elegance.

The restyling of this extraordinary medieval estate has not altered, but rather highlighted, the history and traditions of the property with the object of creating a multi-functional center catering for an elite clientele.

The complex comprises: the ancient estate village, La Bagnaia. dating back to the 1200s, and the even older historical customs station of Filetta, a high tech Events venue and Conference center, and the Buddha SPA. The personality of the owner, her sense of taste and artistic flair have influenced every single detail - both visible and hidden. No two suites or bedrooms are the same.
The interior decoration is characterized by fabulous original pieces, all made to measure, following the designs of the owner, by master craftsmen. The fabrics used for the upholstery; the curtains, bedcovers and cushions, have all been made following exclusive designs.
There is a clever marriage of modern furnishings and rare examples of Chinese and European antiques, part of the owner's private collection. The eight buildings of the Borgo have been restored with the same vision, resulting in 72 rooms (of which 7 junior suite, 13 suite and 2 presidential suite) all linked by the same chromatic theme of red and yellow and by the uniqueness of the furnishings.

All the rooms have magnificent views over the splendid Tuscan countryside and the distant townscape of Siena. For those guests looking for something truly unique, there is the fabulous Chinese room with antique four poster bed fit for an emperor, the impressive two level Presidential suites with views over the pastures where the deer roam free, and the highly original "Honeymoon" suite which, as well as the precious antique lace work, offers the experience of taking a bath... in a cave.
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Borgo Lanciano

Località Lanciano, 5
Castelraimondo, Marche, 62022 IT
http://www.borgodilanciano.it/
info@borgodilanciano.itIndirizzo
An ancient rural village in the heart of Italy, turned into an accommodation facility of great value thanks to an ambitious architectural project, an innovative place characterized by wellness in all its aspects.
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Bornato e Villa Orlando's Castles

Via Castello
Cazzago San Martino, Lombardia, 25046 IT
E-mail:castellodibornato@fastwebnet.it
Located in the Franciacorta region and surrounded by vineyard's hills, it is a rare example of a renaissance villa built inside a medieval fortress. The villa was the meeting point of artists and poets coming from any part of Italy, amongst which is worth mentioning Dante Alighieri. In the 18th century park, where once was the ancient "receptum" and which offers an enchanting panorama, can be admired Lebanon cedars, deodara cedars, ginkobiloba and, very rare, a Iaponic Sophora 200 years old, which is the only tree survived amongst those imported in Europe at the end of 1700. The interior of the guard-tower was magically turned into a mysterious grotto. Since the Middle Ages in the cellars of the castle, originally used as prison, the wine "Terre di Franciacorta" is produced. It is still possible to taste and buy some at the castle.

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Brescia's Castle

Piazza della Loggia, 6
Brescia, Lombardia, 25122 IT
E-mail: turismo@comune.brescia.it
www.comune.brescia.it
This imposing fortified castle was edified during the Middle Ages on an original Roman settlement. Its towers, walls, and bastions dominate the whole town of Brescia. A huge park surrounds the castle. The museum of Ancient Weapons “Luigi Marzoli” and the Risorgimento Museum are both accommodated in the Visconti donjon and the storehouses of “Grande and Piccolo Miglio”.
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Burgio's Castle

Burgio, dall' Arab " Burg" fortress, is one of the antichi centers dell' agrigentino (wars you serve them of the 104 a.C.). The foundation date is uncertain, however the presence of the castle saraceno could indicate a possible Arabic origin. Situated on the southern declivity of the Saint mount Nicolò to 317 meters above sea level, Burgio has a surface of 4222 hectares and is distant 72 kilometers approximately from the chief town. The population is nearly entire given over all' agriculture and to the zootecnica. The more representative cultivations are l' olive tree, l' orange, the almond tree and I fish late. Burgio receives un' wide forested surface (more of 50% of the communal territory) all' inside of which he is godibile un' equipped area called " Rifesi" , a lot attended also from the inhabitants dell' hinterland. Burgio boasts an ancient and traditional handicraft that goes from the production of the ceramic characteristics (famous is the Quartare and the Cantari) to the foundry of very lives of it, only in going back Sicily and four centuries orsono. The more ancient monument of the country is undoubtedly the castle, tutt' today the more ancient monument, than with the conquest of conte the Ruggero had to be rebuilt, and around which the first inhabited nuclei rose. Other ancient place of the country is the Church Mother dedicated to Sant' Antonio Abbot, would have to go back then to XII the century, rimaneggiata in the XVI.
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Cafaggio 's Castle

Via del Ferrone, 58
mpruneta, , 50023 Firenze
http://www.castellodicafaggio.com/
Email: info@cafaggio.com
Introduction | The Agriturismo | Prices and services | Bookings
Rising among the Chianti hills, surrounded by olives, vines and ancient woodland, is the thirteenth century Castello di Cafaggio.
It is just 12km from Florence yet in a world of its own. Here Giacomo Puccini, a close friend of its aristocratic owners, used to hunt in the extensive woodlands.
The Agriturismo is in a farmhouse next to the Castle. Its four apartments, the double bedroom and the detached cottage retain all the appeal of an old country house.As a guest, your day may start with breakfast in the elegant Liberty-style dining room in the Castle. Later, in the Castle's kitchen garden, amongst lemon and almond trees and sweet smelling herbs, you can enjoy the large swimming pool which looks out over a breathtaking view. Sometimes there are activities organised in the Castle, such as oil tastings in the old olive press, cookery and decoration courses, as well as receptions and concerts.
At the end of the day you may admire one of the stunning sunsets that are often to be seen from the agriturismo's courtyard. Here a barbecue is available so guests can cook outside and get to taste the Estate's own products, amongst which is the award winning Cafaggio extra virgin olive.
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Calatabiano castle

Via Castello
Calatabiano, Sicilia, 95011 IT
www.castellosanmarco.it
Calatabiano is notably renowned for the naturalistic Alcantara gorges, nearby located, and the remnants of a castle of presumed Arabian origin. Decayed with the passing of time, the latter only retains a church dedicated to Jesus and Mary, built after 1693. A number of churches in town are worth-visiting.
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camino castle - wedding

Via Al Castello 15020 Camino
Nizza Monferrato, Piemonte, ITALY
www.castellodicamino.it
info@castellodicamino.it

Located on the Monferrato region slopes, about one hour away from Milan, Genoa and Turin (in the northwestern corner of Italy), the Camino Castle is surrounded by breathtaking century-old woodlands overlooking the forested vine hills of the Basso Monferrato (the Monferrato foothills).
A castle rich in history, the Camino was built around the XI century for defense; subsequently, it was expanded up to the XVIII century.
It still represents one of the Monferrato's most admired buildings for its architecture and its well-kept splendor.

T he gorgeous halls adorned with frescos, the historical courtyards and gardens are available for gatherings, conventions, advertisement, holidays, etc. ....

The Camino Castle is now opening its doors to the cellars . It is a great opportunity to taste its delicious homemade wine!
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Capalbio 's Castle

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Casa del Podestà e Rocca di Lonato

Fondazione Ugo Da Como Via Rocca 2
Lonato, Lombardei, ITALY
www.fondazioneugodacomo.it
The Foundation in Lonato (BS), wanted by Ugo da Como, was established by royal decree in 1942.

Its aim is to promote and encourage studies, stimulating young people, and carries on this activity taking care of the important book, artistic, and historical collections contained in the "Casa del Podestà".
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CASTEL DEL MONTE

Castel del Monte
castel del monte andria bari,
www.castellodelmonte.it

The octagonal size of the castle dominates one of the higher hills of the Western Murgia to south of Andria. Not there are documents that testify the age of construction of Castel of the Mount: a letter that Federico II sended 28 February from Gubbio to Riccardo di Montefuscolo, Commanded Earth xecutioner of, test that was of the jobs around to 1240. The castle, constructed probably from local architects, nacque like dwelling and not like fortress. Indeed the structure is unprovided of defense works which ditch. In 1876 it was acqustato from the State when it was reduced little more than rudere; from then numerous participations of restoration they have interested the complex assuring, between the other, the static consolidation of the structure. Today the castle has repurchased its ancient splendor.
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Castel Roncolo

Via Beato Arrigo
Renon, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39054 IT
http://www.comune.bolzano.it/roncolo/ie/home.html
roncolo@comune.bolzano.it
0039-0471-329808
In the Bolzano of the castles prominence like one precious stone Castel Roncolo. After restoration years, the illustrated maniero, has reopened its the 19 doors opens them 2000. Constructed on a spuntone porfirico all'imbocco of the romantica Val Sarentino, the maniero testifies, through the prestigious cycle of frescoes profane intentional dall'antica family of traders Vintler, medieval the cavalleresche authentications saghe; thanks all'ottimo be of conservation and to the cure of the restoration can be admired scenes of hunting, games of court and courtship, the thin delights of the kind life and some important vicissitudes drawn from the literature dell'epoca. Together to the castle it has reopened l'antica trattoria that with its typical and essential gastronomica proposal, offers to l'opportunità living a nearly magical moment in walls medieval of the maniero and in order to taste with l'adeguata tranquillity a cracked important of the history of Bolzano
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Castel Taufers

Via Acereto 1
Tures, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39032 IT
The great of this medieval house reflects its historical importance. Already castle of the gentleman of Tures, from 1977 is of property of 'Südtiroler the Burgeninstitut'. In the XV and XVI century came used after spaziosa residence. The castle, completely furnished and in optimal state of conservation, comes considered one of the castles beautifulr and larger than all tirolese l'area. It accommodates un'interesting collection of objects of furnishings and works d'arte of several ages (from the XII sec. at the beginning of the XVII sec.). Of the 64 spaces approximately two thirds party they are you cover yourself in wood. Particularly precious they are frescoes it of the nail head realizes to you from Friedrich Pacher.
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Castel Trautmansdorff

Via San Valentino
Meran, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39012 IT
http://www.trauttmansdorff.it/
botanica@provinz.bz.it
The castle itself is situated in the middle of the Gardens. Previously a Gothic ruin, it was reconstructed by Count Trauttmansdorff around 1850. Empress Sisi stayed here twice during her winter cures in Merano.
Now the castle houses the Touriseum - the Museum of Tourism. In the restored rooms that Empress Sisi used to inhabit, fascinating displays and interior arrangements document the development of South Tyrol into one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations.
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CASTEL'CAMPONESCHI

Via Roma
Prata d'Ansidonia, Abruzzo, 67020 IT




The fortified town-walls of the Camponeschi, is found to approximately a kilometer from Prata, still today, the village is restoration object. It is lain down to the top of a hill and introduces two doors of income and an only one via centers them with short lateral distributions. In its inside the church of Saint Peter E' be erected as fortification on the way of the tratturo and for centuries has been an optimal point of defense for all the plateau of Navelli. The village introduces two doors and one encircled building with two towers and six bastions and for its construction has been res-use many coming from lapidei elements to you from the Peltuinum neighbor.
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Castelfranco 's Fortress

Dominating the coast between Caprazoppa and Capo San Donato, it presents the appearance of a powerful pentagonal mass with steep outer ramparts. It is laid out around a central block, set on top of a lower tenaille that extends along the most easily defendable stretch of the shore. First constructed by the Genoese in 1365, perhaps on the vestiges of the ancient castrum Piae, all that remains of the fourteenth-century structure is the central octagonal keep, called the Torrione di San Bartolomeo. The castle changed hands several times and each new set of owners added new fortifications or made alterations: from Genoa it passed to the Del Carretto, supported by the Visconti of Milan (fifteenth century), then back to the Genoese and finally, in the seventeenth century, the Spanish. It was they who built a powerful system of fortifications behind the castle, climbing in a wedge up to a height of 130 meters or 427 feet and made up of the forts of the Annunziata, Sant?Antonio and Legnino. The complex, the largest in the region, was completed by a curtain of ramparts. In 1707 the fortresses of Castelfranco passed to Austria which ceded them, along with the marquisate, to Genoa in 1713: two years later the whole set of fortifications was dismantled.
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Castelgrande

Palazzo Civico6501
Bellinzona, Tessin, SWITZERLAND
http://www.bellinzonaunesco.ch/castelliunesco/en/
E-mail: info@bellinzonaturismo.ch
Bellinzona is an ancient Lombard hamlet which is located in the Alps’ chain and can still be considered the Middle-Age corssroads between the Latin and German world. The village has three castles which are regarded as one of the best examples of the fortified Middle-Age fortress architecture. Their present shape is due to the construction activity of the Visconti’s Family – Dukes of Milan – during the 14th and 15th centuries, age to which dates back the construction of a powerful defensive system to protect the Ticino valley from the invasion of the Switzerland Confederates. The above mentioned system has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2000 and continues to amaze tourists and visitors showing its crenelated walls, its towers and doors.
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CASTELLO ARAGONESE SANT'ANGELO

Piazza Castello
Taranto, Puglia, 74100 IT
With its construction it was attempted to fortify the city; threatened from the invasions of the Turks and the Republic of Venice, that they threatened not only Taranto, but all the Puglia. The castle had to rise where already the Bizantini around to the 1907 had constructed one first fortification with high towers and tightened from which it was fought with nozzles, arrows, stones, hot oil, in the higher point of the old city, on the ditch. The high ones and tightened towers because, to the end of 1400 more they were not adapted to the defense, from the moment that had discovered the powder from shoots and the new crews, the guns, for their use had need of towers wide and low and supplied of rampe (species of slides) that they allowed to transport the guns from one easy tower to the other.
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Castello Aselmeyer

Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Napoli, Campania, IT
The construction, mails to the crossing between course Vittorio Emanuele and the Park Daisy, laughed them to 1902 and is work of English architect Lamont Young. It is a building in neogotic style from the massive emergent towers, in which todoreschi and elisabettiani, own reasons are intercrossed in singular way of the destined residential tipology to the English bourgeoisie, and elements of colorful taste.
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Castello Bonoris

Montichiari, Lombardia, 25018 IT
prolocomontichiari.it
E-mail: prolocomontichiari@tin.it
The Bonoris Castle, built during the last decade of the 19th century by the will of the Count Gaetano Bonoris, corresponds to the customer’s intention of recreating a medieval style fortress over the ruins of the ancient Rocca. The settlement, constituted by many quotations from the Valentino and the Fenis Castle, offers pompous rooms entirely frescoed and furnished, an armoury and a
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CASTELLO dei DI CAPUA

Center of the country (historical quarter)
Gambatesa, Molise, IT
Serrone, which reach toward the Tappino valley was originally an austere, feudal, fortified castle. It was then, during the 16th century, gentrified and transformed into a Renaissance residence for the Di Capua family.
This fact of being a residence has kept the castle from falling into disrepair, as so many in the region have, and it is in good overall condition, corroborated with valid internal restoration. Today the castle seems like a sumptuous picture gallery thanks to the numerous Manneristic frescoes painted in the 16th century by Donato di Copertino and his students.
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Castello dei Conti d'Aquino - Belcastro

Belcastro, Calabria, IT
http://www.turiscalabria.it/
Beyond the rests of the castle bizantino on the Timpe hill (Cliff), of which medieval rifacimento and fragments of the town-walls are still visible the entrance tower clearly building, On the opposite cape rise the medieval castle of Of Aquino, recently restored, with to the center the poderoso quadrilateral Mastio to three plans, a time tower normanna; the rests of the perimetrali walls with quadrangular, cylindrical and semicircular turrets (ruderi of the sec. XIII-XV) delineate the plant of the castle. Of remarkable interest it is Nail head constructed (1334) on the ruins of the Room where nacque S. Tommaso d' Aquino. In the courtyard of the castle there was also the magella of the sink, in stone to hexagonal coronamento, with carved coats of arms (sec. XIV) and that now it has been placed near the former cathedral like christening font.
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Castello del Catajo

Via Catajo
Battaglia Terme, Veneto, 35041 IT

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Castello del nero

Strada Spicciano, 7
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Firenze-Italy, 50028 IT
http://www.castellodelnero.com/
A LUXURY RETREAT IN THE HEART OF CHIANTI
A Small Leading Hotel of the world, Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa is located a stones-throw from the historic cities of Florence and Siena, surrounded by 700 acres of rolling Tuscan hills.

Castello del Nero is the first luxury hotel in the Chianti area to offer you the added indulgence of an exclusive destination spa, making it a perfect choice for any experience; a spa holiday, a romantic honeymoon, a journey into wine and gastronomy, an exceptional wedding venue, a relaxed business conference or simply some private time to relax and revitalise.

Abandon yourself to the magnificence of Castello del Nero and its beautiful surroundings. As each season brings changes throughout the Chianti landscape, different experiences continue to emerge.



FIVE STAR AMENITIES IN HISTORIC SURROUNDINGS

A modern day luxury sanctuary, Castello del Nero is the first property in the region to offer you the absolute latest in modern facilities while maintaining the atmosphere of its historic surroundings.

The grandeur of the past can still be felt through the many frescoes, family crests and vaulted ceilings that adorn many of the rooms and in the midst of it all, our attentive staff offer you unparalleled indulgence at every turn.

Each of our 50 rooms and suites has breathtaking views of the estates olive groves and vineyards, inhabited by pheasant, deer and wild boar.

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CASTELLO di BIBBIONE

Via Collina 66 Loc. Montefiridolfi
Florence, Toscana, ITALY
http://www.castellodibibbione.com/engHistory.htm
E-mail: info@castellodibibbione.com
Erected by the Cadolingi of Montecascioli, the Castle of Bibbione is documented in the very ancient manuscripts from the year 997 by the name of Castrum Bibionis. Surrounded by city walls, which in the past served as a final defence for its inhabitants, the Castle dominates a medieval village and ancient houses dot the slope of the hill. Its lands extend to below the Via Cassia and the Pesa River.

The foundations of the Castle go back to the 9th century and the construction was completed in year 1000, while the first group of stone farmhouses dates back to the latter half of the 13th century.All the houses are situated in the estate and enjoy a splendid view of the Chianti hills. They were restored respecting the original structures. Only antique handmade terra-cotta tiles were used, the interior and exterior stairways are made of pietra serena (a typical Tuscan stone), and there are open beamed ceilings. The apartments were decorated with family furniture and antique kilim carpets.
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Castello di Gropparello

Via Roma
Gropparello, Emilia Romagna, 29025 IT
http://www.castellodigropparello.it
info@castellodigropparello.it
biglietteria@castellodigropparello.it

The origins of the Castle, place on a full of rocks peak of extraordinary beauty, go back to VIII secolo.All' the income of the Park of the Castle find the Medieval inn, with particular plates of the tradition piacentina inspire to you to prescriptions medievali.Attorno to the rocca spread placid a great park, with tree-lined and prati paths.

On festive days, the Castle and Fairy-Tale Park can be visited only by booking in advance a date to be agreed with the Secretary’s office.

Bookings for March to June and September to October (both periods are high season for us) should be made far ahead to avoid disappointment.

In any case, bookings must be made by 5 p.m. the day before the planned visit so that, if that date is not available, the secretary’s office can advise the applicant in good time.
For groups of more than 30, booking is essential, even for festive days.


Booking is recommended to everyone to allow admission on days when, owing to an unusually high flow of visitors, the ticket office may be forced to shut early.


Booked tickets should be collected from the ticket office by noon, otherwise they will be forfeit.

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Castello di Montiglio

Piazza Umberto I, 5
Montiglio Monferrato, Piemonte, 14026 IT
http://www.castellodimontiglio.it
info@castellodimontiglio.it
Splendid castle in the Monferrato of the thirteenth century with wide halls frescoes to you, garden with secular plants, swimming pool, consecrated nail head, a theatre, sews some and ghiacciaia medieval. The splendid dwelling of 1200 is a place that, in ossequio to the acceptance tradition, offers to an excellent kitchen and a refined hospitality, a magical place where living your unforgettable moments.
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CASTELLO DI OLIVETO

Via Di Monte Olivo 6
Castelfiorentino, Toscana, ITALY
http://www.castellooliveto.it/
Info@castellooliveto.it
The Castle of Oliveto is an ancient manor built in the XV century by the noble family Puccis and it is located in the heart of the Florentine hills, at little more than 30 km from Florence, 50 km from Siena and well connected with the most beautiful and picturesque areas of Tuscany. Many important people have stayed here, such as Pope Clemente VII and Leone X (Medici family), Pope Paolo III (Farnese family), the king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele III and most recently General Clark Commander.APARTAMENTS
They are named after historical people, writers and poets of the Italian litterature,
and are categorised according to the number of persons that they can accommodate, as you can see below:
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Castello Di Querceto Spa

Querceto
Ponteginori, Toscana, 56040 Italia
http://www.castelloginoridiquerceto.it/eng-home.php
In the heart of the Cecina Valley, between Volterra and the Etruscan Coast, the Ginori Castle perches on top of a hill in Querceto an enchanting medieval village whose long and rich history has blended for over two centuries with the history of the Marchesi Ginori Lisci, a noble Florentine family who are famous throughout the world for their precious porcelain factory.

Thanks to the many projects promoted by the Ginori Lisci family, today the village is an integral part of the local economy with its thriving winery, the events it organizes and the hospitality offered in its charming apartments.
The apartments in the Ginori Castle at Querceto were renovated with a view to preserving the warm and welcoming style of old country houses. The most distinctive feature of this charming village is its authenticity, noticeable in every detail: the stones of the old houses, the smile of the inhabitants, the small town squares, the untouched natural surroundings ...

It is almost as though time had stood still in this fascinating hilltop village, far removed from the fast pace of modern life. It is a world of forgotten sounds and smells, of breathtaking views and sunsets.

A swimming-pool set in an olive grove and a visit to the Marchesi Ginori Lisci winery are merely the finest of the wide range of facilities guests can enjoy.

If you love going for walks in the hills, if you want to be able to set out every day and discover yet another corner of Tuscany, if you are longing for peace and quiet ... a stay at Querceto is something you should not miss!


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Castello di Rodengo

Bressanone, Trentino-Alto Adige, IT
http://www.residence-schlossblick.it/italiano/umgebung-rodeneck.htm
Rodengo rises in one position sunned on a sweet slope, with its mountain barns, the isolated church between the castle and the country with all the splendor of the nature, from the forests to the prati ones, on on until all'Alpe of Rodengo. Castle of Rodengo Photo the castle of Rodengo was without doubt one of most powerful and large roccaforti of its time. Its impressive beauty hits still today. Friedrich von Rodank has demonstrated of having good fiuto making to construct, nel 1140, the Castle of Rodengo on this full of rocks spur that surpasses the course della Rienza: the castle, remained imprendibile. Visitabili is the courtyards, the nail head and the premises with frescoes it of the saga of Ivano. The other atmospheres are not visit in how much live to you from the owners.
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Castello di S.Giorgio Canavese-hotel

Via Piave, 4
San Giorgio Canavese, Piemonte, 10090 IT
http://www.castellosangiorgio.it
info@castellosangiorgio.it
The Castle of the Counts of Biandrate at San Giorgio Canavese was originally a series of buildings, most of which were built during medieval times for defensive purposes; over the centuries, the building has been radically transformed in line with changing requirements.


Old paintings show a castle with enormous towers, structured into a series of buildings of varying sizes and facing in different directions, perched on the bastions dominating the town. The impressive bulk of the castle's outline today still proudly recalls these ancient feudal times.

The Bishops of Vercelli and Ivrea, the Marquis of Monferrato and perhaps even the Templars ruled over the castle at various times until, in the 13th century, it finally passed into the hands of the Counts of Biandrate
From May to September the castle is open at weekends and holidays from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Castello di San Gaudenzio-hotel

Loc. San Gaudenziocervesina
Pavia, Lombardei, ITALY
E-mail:info@castellosangaudenzio.com
www.castellosangaudenzio.com
With its rectangular form and crenellated towers on the four corners, San Gaudenzio Castle reflects the typical architecture of 15th century castles in Lombardy. With its beautiful square or arched gothic mullioned windows, it illustrates the antique transformation from a fortified manor house to a delightful residence and today we can envisage the magnificent balls and parties that were once held by the noble families - Beccaria, Taverna, Trotti – who inhabited these splendid chambers.
The elegant rooms and the surrounding environment, carefully restored to their original grandeur, take us back in time.
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CASTELLO DI SCIPIONE DEI MARCHESI PALLAVICINO

Località Scipione Castello
43039 Scipione Pr, Italy, IT
http://www.castellodiscipione.it/
info@castellodiscipione.it
The Castle of Scipione, constructed in XI the century from i Marquises Pallavicino and still inhabited from the family, is raised on the hills that dominate the natural park of the Stirone, to little minuteren from Salsomaggiore, in an evocative village of medioevale origin. Been born like military structure to defense of the Pallavicino State, feudo immediate of the Sacred Roman Empire, the castle endured in the various years attacks and was in reconstructed part in 1447 with the most modern defensive techniques of the age. Other great participations were put into effect to you in the 1600's with elegant loggiato and the great portale of access to the courtyard of Honor. To the inside of the castle they are remained conserved the ceilings to cassettoni, it frescoes to it and the decorations it originates them.
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Castello di Tocchi

Castello di Tocchi
http://www.castelloditocchi.it/inglese/indexingl.html
info@castelloditocchi.it
Castello di Tocchi is a medieval village dating from 1100. Despite being at the centre of the wars between Florence and Siena, its medieval walls and the magnificent arched entrance have remained intact and still exude a certain antique charm. The views of the surrounding area take in mixed woodlands made up of oaks chestnuts and cork trees, and rolling hills dominated by the peak of Monte Amiata.

A holiday at Castello di Tocchi means having a base amongst the green Tuscan hills, a peaceful apartment where in the evenings you can relax in absolute tranquillity after spending your days exploring the numerous walks and pathways winding through the woods, following in the antique tracks of the medieval roads which connected Siena with the sea, or alternatively you can take part in a variety of activities organised with the help of our staff.
Guests can participate in a series of guided tours of any chosen towns, discover the local producers and the characteristic products they have to offer, take part in a cooking course run in the municipal rooms in the centre of the village or go horse riding (for those with experience).

The strategic position of the village means that it is easy to visit centres of historical and artistic interest such as Siena, Florence, Montalcino and San Galgano, and also take a trip to the seaside, only 40 km away.

The five apartments in the medieval village have been carefully restored with due regard to their historic character, keeping the stone walls intact.
Each apartment has been tastefully furnished and has all the comforts one would expect; kitchen, bathroom with shower and hairdryers, cosy living room with a log fire for intimate evenings or for getting together with friends.

At Castello di Tocchi you can enjoy a relaxing stay. It is entirely up to you when and if you wish to see the cities or visit the seaside.
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Castello di Vezio

Via del Castellano
Perledo, Lombardia, 23828 IT
E-mail: info@castellodivezio.it
www.castellodivezio.it
www.agriturismocastellodivezio.it
The Castle of Vezio was built in the 11th century and adjusted several times. At present the Castle seems a kind of fortification with a square base, high walls and a central tower which can be reached through a raising bridge, still working. The building is encircled by a vast olive grove. The dungeons, opened to visitors in the spring of 1999, date back to the First World War.
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Castello Rubein-hotel

Via T. Christomannos, 38
39012 Merano Bz, Italy, IT
http://www.rolbox.it/rubein/rubein/english/pages/frameset_eng.htm
E-Mail: schloss@rubein.com
This splendid castle from the 12. century is situated near the eastern edge of Meran, the resort town famous for its tradition and spas.

It is located twenty minutes by foot from downtown and is surrounded by a 5 hectare landscaped park with ancient trees and has a large swimming pool amidst groomed meadows.


It is considered one of the most beautiful and habitable castles in South Tirol and is open year round. Superbly decorated suites are situated all around the romantic central courtyard, whereas large reception rooms are ideal for meetings and festive occasions. The castle chapel lends itself ideally for weddings.
Renowned singers like Luciano Pavarotti and Lucio Dalla have enjoyed this idylic hideout several times.
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Castello San Giuseppe

Chiaverano di Ivrea
, 10010 Piedmont
http://www.castellosangiuseppe.it/
info@castellosangiuseppe.it
Situated on the top of a hill, encircled from little ones lakes, Saint Castle Giuseppe it is found in 3 a calm and panoramic zone to Km from the center of Ivrea. Been born like convent in 1600, it has 24 rooms, furnished with furnitures d' age, splendid knows frescoed them and a refined restaurant. Thanks to its atmosphere of charm, the dwelling particularly is indicated in order to acclimatize receptions and ceremonies of wedding.
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Castelrundegg

Via Scena, 2
Meran, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39012 IT



www.rundegg.com
e-mail: info@rundegg.com
- with its fairy-tale setting, surrounded by a beautiful park, really is the ideal place for a perfect holiday. The romantic building suggests the magic of the past yet is furnished with every possible present-day luxury. Built in the twelft century and enlarged around 1500, it is now a peaceful oasis for your health and beauty care.
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Castle

The Castle, built by the Doria family in the XVII century, which today is a gorgeous XVIII century villa plunged in a park looking over the sea. All around it, Borgo Castello is the mediaeval walled heart of the city.
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Castle Rufo Ruffo

dalla Via Grotte
Scaletta Zanclea-Messina, Sicilia, IT
http://www.comunescalettazanclea.it
servizisociali@comunescalettazanclea.it
The Castle Rufo Ruffo, Knows Lamb to you, is planted on the apex of a precipite hill, tutt' around recinta from goes them inaccessible. In the single side it orients them, that she watches on the strait, the slope it is less erto and it is in it that it has been obtained, with patient human labor, the laborious mulattiera, than still she combines, like in the dark Middle Ages, "navy" (fraz. Marine Ladder) to the castle.
Ancient family that she boasts to have signoreggiato, sin from the time of the Normanni, monarch in Calabria. She dressed the dress of Malta sin from 1414; she was insignita of the grandato one of Spain, of the orders of the Toson of gold, of the Saint Gennaro, etc; nobility enjoyed in Naples in the seats of Port (1690) and Capuano (1703), in Cosenza, Messina, Salerno, etc. He possessed a great number of feudi and tito them in the Calabrie, like the principati ones of Altavilla, Castel Cicala, Saint Motta Giovanni, Sant' Antimo, Squill, Schillace, etc.
From Monday to Thursday: closed - opening only upon request telephone and reservation to number 090,9596715 - Office Social Services From Friday to Sunday: opened from hours 9:00 to hours 12:00 and from the 15:00 to the 18:00 Entire Ticket: 2,00 Reduced ticket: 1,00 for the children you draw the seven and fourteen years; for those who they have completed sessantacinquesimo the year of age; for scolaresche or groups of study, not inferior to 15 units - (for every group the free income to teaching beyond the gratuità for disagiati customers is granted); Free income: for the residents of the Common one of Zanclea Ladder; for children who have not completed the seventh year of age; for the bearers of handicap and eventual companion; for staff of representation or hosts of the Administration; for classes of the Schools of every order and degree of the communal territory of Zanclea Ladder; for the persons and respective familiar nucleus that they have donated or they will donate a.tito it definitive reperti to the Museum; for the journalists in the exercise of their activity; to the very fine to favor the acquaintance and the fruizione of the museale patrimony, the free income in occasion can be authorized of: organized cultural manifestations to didactic scope to the inside of the museum; manifestations directed to the promotion and the valorization of the cultural assets indette from the State, the Region, the Province and the Common one of Zanclea Ladder. Rate for photographic service and resumptions video for weddings (you space inner and external)€ 100,00
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Castle 's Ice water - Siliqua

Via Marconi, 22/A
Siliqua, CA, Italy
http://www.forestesarde.it/
Constructed in XVI the century from the pisana family of the Donoratico of the Gherardesca, conserve wide murari features, the male centers them and some reserviors. He narrates himself moreover that the Conte Ugolino was locked up you.
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Castle di montechiaro

Palma di Montechiaro, Sicilia, IT
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-asqhANzOx4
http://www.comune.palmadimontechiaro.ag.it
The maniero was made to construct in 1358, probably from Federico III Chiaramonte, Conte di Modica. In the 1580, castle prototype of the Lampedusa and the Gattopardi passed to Mario Tomasi, and remained of property of the family until 1957, when Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896-1957 was extinguished), writer celebre for the posthumous novel the Gattopardo in which the decadent sicialian aristocracy of the Renaissance is represented. The building in origin had walls adherent compact perimetrali to the land, towers equipped with merlons of the type Guelf, small opened quattrocentesche windows on the towers and the bastion. Remarkable interest covers the nail head of the castle that guards the fascinating Madonna di Montechiaro, statue in marble carved from Antonello Gagini (1478-1536), palermitano artist.
Tomasi or Tommasi. It boasts to come down from the family of the Leopardi di Costantinopoli, than it wants last in Ancona sin from the 646 changing the last name in that one of Tomasi. It is not our intention to discuss on such origin and the etimologia that the writers of nobiliari things damage to the Tomasi last name; we only say that this family, which has given many knights to the order of Malta, was noble in Capua donde wants has been capacity in Sicily from a Mario, that it had obtained from the roman senate, in 1569, I privilege of patrizio and roman citizen and that he was captain of crews in Licata in 1585 and married Francesca Caro and Celestre, which brought it in dowry the barony of Montechiaro.
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Castle Luco

Località Castel di Luco
Acquasanta Terme, Marche, 63041 IT
http://www.casteldiluco.com/
e-mail: info@casteldiluco.com
An official seal belonging to Pope Leone IX dated 1052 establishes that this rare and unique castle already existed in the early middle ages. In fact, this magnificent stronghold situated in the Piceno area retains almost perfectly intact its original medieval structure.

Castel di Luco, set in a marvellous rural landscape and emmersed in wonderfully peaceful woodland, charms visitors from the moment they enter the fortress via the ancient stairway carved into the rock face. Laura and Francesco, the young owners, have also created four suites in the tiny hamlet beneath the castle. The couple personally welcome guests, offering them their own special brand of hospitality, authentic regional cuisine, and a highly contagious ethusiasm for a place to which they have dedicated heart and soul.
http://www.luco.it
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Castle Maida

Maida Cz, Italy, IT
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CASTLE OF COMPIANO

Via Marco Rossi Sidoli, 15
Compiano, Emilia Romagna, 43053 IT
EMAIL: info@castellodicompiano.it
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A coveted bridgehead, on the crest of a hill that dominates the Taro and the confines between Emilia, Tuscany and Liguria, the castle was built before the year 1000. A stronghold of the Landi family until 1682, and then the Farnese family, it has been extended and renovated several times. It is a massive structure, built on an irregular pentagon-shaped plan, surrounded by three round towers ‘alla piacentina’ and an older square tower. It houses the ‘Gambarotta’ collection, with 17th-18th century objets d’art, furnishings and paintings, and the unusual permanent exhibition ‘Orizzonti massonici’ (‘Masonic Horizons’). A part of the castle is used as a hotel-restaurant and a convention centre, for a refined stay, rich with cultural stimuli.


LOCALITY: Municipality of Compiano, 80 km from Parma

OPENING PERIOD: from March to November

OPENING HOURS: from March to June: holidays 10am-12 noon* and 2.30pm-6.30pm*;
July: Saturday and holidays 10am-12 noon* and 2.30-6.30pm*;
August: every day 10am-12 noon* and 2.30pm-6.30pm*;
September: Saturday and holidays 10am-12 noon* and 2.30-6.30pm*;
October: holidays 10am-12am* and 2.30pm-6.30pm*;
November: holidays 10am-12 noon* and 2.30pm-5.30pm*
(*start of last visit).
Other periods: open for groups by reservation only (minimum 20 persons). Admission by payment. Guided visits.

PRICE TICKETS: guided visits.
Adults: Euro 5,00
Childrens: until 6 years free entry; until 14 years Euro 4,00
Groups (min. 20 persons): Euro 4,00
Schools-childrens: Euro 4,00

CONCESSIONS: reduced price for the possessors of “Card del Ducato” Euro 4,00

PATH OF VISIT: Raimondi Gambarotta Museum and International Masonic Museum.

SERVICES:

Accommodation available: 13 suites.
Prices for room for night with breakfast:
imperial suite Euro 220,00;
superior suite Euro 195,00;
junior suite Euro 169,00;
standard suite Euro 140,00;
single suite Euro 90,00.

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CASTLE OF FELINO

Strada Al Castello, 1
43035 Felino Pr (parma), Italy, IT
EMAIL: castellodifelino@piuhotels.com
WEB SITE: www.piuhotels.com
The castle stands in a panoramic position overlooking the valleys of the Parma and Baganza streams. Built in 890, extended and fortified in the following centuries, it reached the height of its splendour in the mid-14th century with the powerful Rossi family, who held it until 1483. Captured by Lodovico il Moro (the Moor), it then passed to the Pallavicino, Sforza and Farnese families who completed the residential layout. Dominated by four angular towers, this square and solid building is encircled by a moat and preserves the ‘Courtyard of Honour’ within its walls. It is a prestigious venue for banquets, exhibitions and conventions. The cellars house the Salami Museum.PATH OF VISIT: External walls, Courtyard and Salami Museum.

SERVICES: Restaurant service: "Locanda della Moiana". Places: 70 . Closed monday and tuesday
Available for meetings, banquets and gala dinners: capacity 400 persons
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CASTLE OF MONTECHIARUGOLO

Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 1
Monte, Emilia Romagna, 43022 IT
EMAIL: biancamarchi@tin.it
WEB SITE: www.montechiarugolo.com
Constructed by Guido Torelli in the 14th century upon the ruins of a pre-existent settlement, rising up above the Enza stream, an important example of both fortified architecture and an aristocratic residence. During the course of the 16th century it acquired new splendour; with Pomponio Torelli, distinguished humanist and scholar, the castle became the destination of a select group of artists and illustrious guests, including Pope Paul III and King Francis I of France. Access to the mighty crenellated structure is gained by means of the drawbridge. Inside, one is welcomed by splendid frescoed rooms where, as legend has it, the ghost of the Fata Bema still wanders. From the open gallery there is a magnificent view of the middle course of the Enza.PATH OF VISIT: Garden, furnished rooms, portico and internal garden
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CASTLE OF ROCCABIANCA

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi
Roccabianca, Emilia Romagna, 43010 IT
The castle was built by the Magnificent Pier Maria Rossi for his beloved Bianca Pellegrini in the mid-15th century. On his death, it passed to the Pallavicino family and, later, to the Rangoni. In 1831 it was taken from the Ducal Chamber by Maria Louisa of Austria. The keep and two pointed towers stand above the mighty quadrilateral structure. Recent restoration works (Sala dei Feudi, dei Paesaggi, dei Quattro Elementi, Sala Rangoni) have brought to light stuccoes and valuable fresco decor and heraldic coats of arms in the portico in front of the celebrated Sala di Griselda, which contains the modern reconstruction of the 15th century cycle of paintings inspired by the hundredth tale by Boccaccio.PATH OF VISIT: Ground floor: Portico of honour with painted coats of arms (XV century); Griselda's Room with painted cycle inspired by the hundredth novella of Boccaccio's Decameron (copies from XV century); three rooms with paintings and furniture from the XVI to the XVIII centuries: Room of the Fiefs, Landscapes and the Four Elements; Cellar of the Keep (cured meats being seasoned); Tower of the Keep; Room of the Tuns; Rangoni Room with stuccoes and paintings (XVI-XVII centuries); underground cellars (production and maturing of balsamic vinegar in oak casks); tasting room; the distillery museum. Noble Floor: four furnished rooms including the fireplace room (formerly a theatre).

SERVICES: Guided tours in foreign language by booking (french, english and german). Refreshment point with local products tasting from the “Strada del Culatello” (upon reservation).
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castle of the pieve hotel

Castello della Pieve
Mercatello sul Metauro , , urbino pesaro
www.castellodellapieve.it

Medieval castle with panoramic view.
Rooms, restaurant.
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CASTLE OF VIGOLENO*****

Piazza IV Novembre - fraz. Vigoleno - Piazza IV Novembre
Vernasca Pc (piacenza), Italy, 29010 IT
EMAIL: info@castellodivigoleno.it
WEB SITE: www.castellodivigoleno.it
Suspended halfway between the more austere elegance and warmth of the most ancient dwellings of Piacenza, Vigoleno Castle stands on a ridge overlooking the river of the Stirone Nature Park. The castle contains a series of rooms that are rich in history painted on the walls, on the frescoed ceilings and on the costumes of a little theatre which was the product of a whim of a certain Duchess Maria Ruspali Gramon who between 1920 and 1935 turned it into an incomparable cultural salon, playing host to important figures from the culture and high society of the time. Upon the wish of its owner it has now become a hospitable residence, its interior structures opening up their beauties to a clientele in search of something which is uncommon and unique for either a brief stay or a restful holiday. It is also well-suited to ceremonies, gala events, conferences, conventions and seminars.








Open season: yearly opening
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 4 doubles; 4 suites in the exclusive watchtowers
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Castle Rocchetta of Cairo

17014 Cairo Montenotte SV
Cairo Montenotte, Liguria, IT
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CASTLE'S HIGH FIUMARA-HOTEL 5 Star

Via Divale
89018 Villa San Giovanni Reggio Di Calabria (reggio Di Calabria), Italy, IT
http://www.montesanohotels.it
info.altafiumara@montesanohotels.it
The Altafiumara Hotel is Art, Well-being and Gourmet Cuisine in the heart of the Mediterranean.
The Altafiumara Hotel arises in the middle of the splendid natural scenery that includes the Straits of Messina and the Costa Viola, that stretches between the towns of Villa San Giovanni and Scilla, just 15 km from Reggio Calabria.
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CASTLE'S SCANDELUZZA BED AND BREAKFAST

Via Scandeluzza 15
Roma, Lazio, IT
Scandeluzza Castle is one of the most beautiful and fascinating castles of 1700 belonging to the noble Pellegrini family. It is located in Rome, 3 miles from the historical centre.Big lounges and halls decorated with frescos will be at the clients disposal , antique fireplaces and statues made in marble and antique will offer you a fairy tale scenery. A big garden and temples enlighted by the torches will give to the clients a touch of elegance and preciousness.
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CASTLE'S BARI

Bari, Puglia,
The Barium Castle, historically attributed to Ruggero the Normanno, is of 1131; bizantina rises on preesistenti inhabited structures of age. Federico II of Svevia between 1233 and 1240 recovered to the use the castle damaged from Guglielmo Malo (1256) using the previous system and the survivor structure of the external town-walls and the towers. During the Angioino period for wanting of Carl they came you execute important jobs of restoration to work of protomagistri Peter d' Angincourt and Giovanni di Toul. In the ' 500 under Isabella of Aragon and its daughter Bona Sforza, fortification was constructed to the town-walls and arranged the courtyard they centers, with the perron to double rampa. In the ight hundred the castle was used like jail and subsequently like barracks. Currently it is center of the Soprintendenza for the Assets Acclimatizes them, Architectonic, Artistic and Historical of the Puglia. Some know them are destined to Gipsoteca and others accommodate temporary extensions.
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Castle's Carretto

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CASTLE'S CORIGLIANO CALABRO

Piazza Guido Compagna 1, 87064 Corigliano Calabro (COSENZA)
cosenza, calabria, Italy
www.castelloducale.it

History: Built up from Roberto the Guiscardo in the second half of the eleventh century (a lot probably around 1073), the castle of Corigliano made part of the driven in net of fortifications with which the king normanno it controlled the insofferenti cities and populations. It was a stocky fortress profit only for the shelter of the lookouts and the guards. In the course of the centuries, while, the fortress came more and more modifying its original aspect. Already Roberto Sanseverino, conte of Corìgliano from 1339 to 1351, had made to construct to the inside of the side south a series of rooms for being able to you to reside decorous. In the period in which Ferdinand of Aragon it embezzled the feudo to Sanseverino (1487-1501), the castle, for defensive requirements, came strongly consolidated, by solid towers.

Visitabile: Si, tutti i giorni compresi il sabato e la domenica. Chiuso Lunedì non festivo.

Orario Invernale: ore 9.00 - 13.00. 15.00 - 18.00.
Orario Estivo: ore 9.00 - 13.00. 16.00 - 19.00.

Prenotazione consigliata tel. (+39.)983.81635
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CASTLE'S ESTENSE

Castello Estense
Largo Castello, 44100 Ferrara FE, Italia,
http://www.castelloestense.it
email: castello.estense@provincia.fe.it


THE CASTLE FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY TO TODAY

The use to which monuments are put during the course of their history is one of the fundamental elements that determine the state of conservation in which they are handed down to us.

The good state of conservation in which the Castello Estense of Ferrara found itself at the beginning of the twentieth century, in a time not too distant from a more reassuring culture of conservation and restoration of monuments, derives from the fact that throughout its entire history it has always been lived in, has never undergone traumatic moments of abandonment or disassociation from its strong image of having important functions of government of the territory.

We have seen, how between the end of the medieval era and Renaissance, the castle was built as a fortress and how it developed into a court palace that was highly valued artistically and as a monument.

During the long period in which the city of Ferrara was under the political control of the Papal States, while on the representational level the castle's prestige dwindled somewhat and its bureaucratic function increased, no further building took place and the courtyards and the areas outside the moment which belonged to it steadily became public areas.

After becoming state property of the Kingdom of Italy and later, via the public auction of 1874, the property of the provincial administration, for almost the entire 20th century Ferrara's Castello Estense was used as state apartments and mostly as offices of local institutions and agencies and those of the state.

In 1927, the following headline appeared in the Corriere Padano newspaper "For the sake of dignity and art: let us vacate the Castello Estense". This was the first time that this concept had been openly expressed and it began to make headway in the conscience of the political and cultural leaders in the city of Ferrara.

But it was the Provincial Administration of Ferrara, still its owner today, that from the 1980s onwards, showed the capability to restore the castle properly and turn it over to the function of a modern museum which opens up all of its artistic and monumental contents.

Today, Ferrara's Castello Estense is the symbol of the city, one of Italy's most visited monuments, a prestigious example of a well conserved medieval castle and at the same time a princely Renaissance residence.

ORARIO DI APERTURA: 9.30 - 17.30
(chisura biglietteria 16.45)
GIORNI DI CHIUSURA
(da giugno a febbraio): LUNEDI' (non festivi)
25 Dicembre
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CASTLE'S GROTTOLE

Salita Castello
75010 Grottole MT, Italia, , Matera
Feudal castle, built in 851, from the first fealty of Grottole, Schinulfo, prince of Salerno. It has the symbol if Bisignano and on the top a long line of merlons and loop-holes.
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CASTLE'S LUCO HOTEL

Località Castel di Luco
Acquasanta Terme, Marche, 63041 IT
http://www.casteldiluco.com
e-mail: info@casteldiluco.com

Castel di Luco, in the AquasantaTerme district and just 15 kilometers from Ascoli, is unique amongst the remaining castles of the Piceno area, being almost entirely unaltered since the time of its construction in the middle ages.

Having survived the invasion of Carlo D'Angio's militia and Galeotto Malatesta's soldiers, Castel di luco has continued to be central in historical events of exceptional importance.
It was, in fact, from here that on the 10th of August in 1445 Pietro di Vanne Ciucci, a noble of Luco, left to head the troop of mountaineers in their mission to free Ascoli from the rule of Rinaldo, brother of Francesco Sforza.
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CASTLE'S MILAZZO

Via Grotta Polifemo
Milazzo, Sicilia, IT
The castle. To the top of the cliff (mt. 98 on the sea), on which the “city lies bulwark”, erge with a surface of beyond 7 hectares the castle.
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castle's monforte

Corso Giuseppe Mazzini
Campobasso, Molise, 86100 IT
History: The maniero rises on the full of rocks hill that surpasses Campobasso. If of it attributes the reconstruction, in 1459, to the Conte Nicholas II of iMonforte-Gambatesa, saying Strains. The castle was dwelling of Manfredi di Svevia, Carl I, Carl d' Angiò,Luigi d' Angiò, King Federico of Aragon.
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CASTLE'S ORSINI HOTEL BEAUTY FARM

Via Aldo Bigelli
Nerola, Lazio, 00017 IT
http://www.castelloorsini.it
E-mail direzione@castelloorsini.it

The Orsini Castle in Nerola is a very particular hotel, for those who cherish beauty and want to live, with their imagination, the mysteries and old stories of a manor, that bears witness to battles, intrigues, loves and crimes. . For these events the Castle offers a beautiful and special atmosphere. Walking through the little alleys and squares of a restored old village, you will reach the panoramic and specially furnished rooms. A wonderful garden, next to the wood, surrounds the panoramic swimming pool. A well-equipped Beauty Farm will let you discover again relaxation and beauty.Situated near Rome, in the green Tiber Valley, the Orsini Castle Hotel has comfortable and charming halls, luxury rooms, restaurants, halls decorated with ancient frescoes, utilised now for conventions, meetings and celebrations
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castle's pandone

Cerro al Volturno venafro
, IT
With much probability the foundations of the mastio rose on the rests of works age building pre-Roman. The first fortified nucleus was developed in the second half of IX the century, for the sake of defense against the violent incursions saracene that they flagellated the region. It was in the second half of X the century that the castle becomes true and a just complex one fortified. Between years 961 and 968, in fact, Paldefredo and its immediate successory ones began the jobs of the fortress, raising the original construction. It constituted the fulcrum of living strongly concentrated in defensive position with one function of extreme shelter for the population.
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CASTLE'S ROSETO CAPO SPULICO HOTEL

Roseto
Roseto Capo Spulico, Italia,
Roseto Capo Spulico is a charming and well-known seaside resort on the Ionian coast of the Cosenza region, almost on the border between Calabria and Basilicata. Of medieval origins, its name is supposed to be due to the roses which, thanks to the mild climate, blossom throughout the year. The historic centre of the village used to be surrounded by walls built in the XIII century and traces still remain. It has an old castrum built towards the end of the XI century, now the seat of the Town Hall and of the Country life Museum. Roseto's real gem, however, is the castle: a short distance away from the inhabited centre, the Norman period castle stands out in a wonderful position on a cliff sheer over the sea. During the XIII century Frederick II restructured the castle. Along the coast, about a kilometre from the castle, stand the ruins of an ancient watch tower, called the tower of Capo Spulico or Torre Spaccata. The village too has many attractions and mention must be made of the church of Santa Maria della Consolazione, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception and the St. Vitale fountain.
The Museum of the Civiltà Contadina (Country Life Museum) is in the very heart of the historic centre of Roseto, on the first floor of the Castrum, an ancient feudatory dwelling. Established thanks to the co-operation of all the inhabitants, the Museum exhibits items of rural life and work to highlight the salient events that made up the history and identity of the countrymen. The working tools, some of which are very ancient, the kitchen utensils and objects regarding the first and second World Wars, as well as the collection of old photographs, are all particularly interesting. The Museum is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to midday and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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CASTLE'S SAN MARINO

, SM
http://www.sanmarinosite.com/
The territory of Saint Marino is constituted from nine Castles, comprised the understood one them, Saint Marino. These small centers are fates in consequence of the first city takeovers of the population.
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Cherasco castle

Via San Pietro,
Cherasco, Piemonte, ITALY
The castle came constructed in the 1348 from Luchino Visconti: it was an imposing building to square shape, with towers to the four angles and one smaller on the income with bridge levatoio. To the right of the castle one is offered to the tourist beautiful long walk the tree-lined avenue of the platani. Splendid it is the sight on hills of Novello, the Morra and Vergne. You soggiornò also Napoleone, that it tied the name of the important citizen deals you of the Campaign of Italy.
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Chiola 's Castle -Hotel

Via degli Aquino
Loreto Aprutino, Abruzzo, 65014 IT
http://www.castellochiolahotel.com/eng/index.htm
Welcome to the Castello Chiola, a magnificent hotel in a castle of remote origins, around the year 864. The impressive and stately castle arises from the top of the hill around which nestles the medieval town of Loreto Aprutino.
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Clanezzo 's castle-Hotel

Piazza Castello, 4
Ubiale Clanezzo, Lombardia, 24010 IT
http://www.castelloclanezzo.it/en/hotel-italy-milan-customer.htm
info@castelloClanezzo.it
According to some sources, the Castle was built around the first year of the 10th century by Ottone Leuco. Count of Almenno. The Castle was his second residence, particularly when events were against him. Thanks to its location the Castle is easy to defend: it is located on a hill at the base of which two rivers flow: tie Brembo (the main one) and the Imagna. Both protect the Castle from the east side. The Ubione mountain is rocky and difficult ground, but above all there was a fort on top defended by a small group of soldiers. On the death of Ottone, the Castle was owned by the Carminati and the Dalmasani in 1250. They were two powerfull families whose area of origin was Brembilla, a village located between a group of mountains that divided the Imagna and Brembana valleys. Nowadays the Castle has lost its aspect of fortification but still maintains many of the signs of its history in the structure and in its surroundings
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Clavesana's Castle

A short distance from the Church of SS. James and Philip, are the remains of the "Paraxo", the ancient castle of the then headquarters of the Governorate Clavesana of Genoa. In its imposing structure can be recognized the different phases of the construction and expansion, while one of them in? 300, was added to the monumental stone gate tower, visible just below. In front of the castle is also the ancient church of St. Nicholas, early Romanesque structure. All around, scattered among olive trees and terraces, the remains of ancient medieval houses make the atmosphere of this hill so rich in history all its own.
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Conti Calepio's Castle

Via Conti di Calepio, 22
Castelli Calepio, Lombardia, 24060 IT
www.comune.castellicalepio.bg.it
The present castle, overlooking the Oglio valley and next to the fortified town of Calepio, is standing on the ruins of a former Early Middle Age fortalice. The current building’s structure was built by Count Trussardo Calepio in 1430, due to the need of defence during the wars between Venice Republic and the Duchy of Milan. Calepio Counts were both politically and militarily supporting the Serenissima’s expansion throughout Bergamo’s territory. Further additions (especially during XVII and XVIII centuries) converted the castle from a military garrison into an elegant residence. From 1849 the castle belongs to an “Opera Pia” (a Charitable Institution).
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Costa-Del Carretto's Castle

17033 Garlenda SV
Garlenda, Liguria, IT
The castle of the marchesi of Balestrino at Pragliano, called the Castello della Meridiana, was rebuilt in the seventeenth century and modified by subsequent interventions.
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Dal Pozzo 's Castle

Via Dal Pozzo, 24
Oleggio Castello, Piemonte, 28040 IT
http://www.castellodalpozzo.com
contact@castellodalpozzo.com
The story of Oleggio Castello dates back to the year 900, when the remains of a Roman Castrum were uncovered. They were presumed to have been those of the V Legion. The castrum was known as the Q.Legio and from this name derive the subsequent variations of Olegio and Olezo, which in the year 1186 became Oleggio Castello, in honour of the Visconti Castle built on the remains around the year 1000. The Visconti left the shores of Lake Maggiore in the year 1277 to succeed to the title of Lords of Milan. This they held until the death of Filippo Maria in 1447.
In the following centuries, the Castello was left abandoned and allow to fall into a state of total disrepair. It was only towards the second half of the 18th century that the descendants of the family (who meanwhile had been made Dukes of Aragona by King Alfonso of Naples and Sicily), rebuilt a palace on the remains of the original Castello.

The Marquis Alberto Visconti d'Aragona, the last of his line, became involved in the revolt against the Hapsburg domination of Italy, known as the "moti carbonari". He was tried, convicted and condemned to death. His wealth and possessions, including the Castello, passed to his sister Virginia, wife of the Marquis Bonifazio, eldest son of the Dal Pozzo d'Annone family.

Their son Claudio (1839-1885), an art lover and connoisseur of the Arts and Crafts Movement headed by William Morris, redesigned and rebuilt the entire estate, turning it into the present day Victorian Neo-Gothic Revival building, set in its majestic surroundings.

For six generations it has been in the Dal Pozzo Family and is still today its principal seat.
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Del Carretto's Castle

In the upper part of the settlement stands the castle of the marquis, an imposing building with sturdy ramparts that was rebuilt in the seventeenth century and given the appearance of a fortified palace. It contains seventeenth- and eighteenth-century furnishings. The hamlet below, with houses in the Ligurian style, was abandoned following a powerful earthquake.
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DEL MAL CONSIGLIO'S CASTLE

Via Cappelluti
Matera, Basilicata, 75100 IT
Great fortress of constructed square plant during the period normanno-svevo, the Castle of the Malconsiglio rises on a hill situated in the pressi of the molisana citizen of Miglionico in province of Matera, from which it dominates the below goes them of the Bradano.
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Donnafugata castle

Ragusa, Sicilia, IT
http://www.comune.ragusa.it/castello/01castello.htm
The name does not have null to that to make with appearing its meant cioe' "kidnapped woman", but e' probably of Arabic origin Ayn as Jafat that means "source of the health" and in effects exists a source in the pressed ones of the railway station. The castle, in realta' a great villa, was widened and assumed the shape puts into effect them to work of the baron Corrado Arezzo De Spucches in first of the ' 900. It occupies an area of 2500 mq and it is articulated in 122 rooms. The main facade e' adorned the beautifulst one loggia in gotico-veneziano style, eight balconies to sixth acute damage approached the great below terrace the loggia, of the beautiful double lancet windows ingentiliscono the other facades. Between the rooms piu' important we remember the hall of the coats of arms with the walls adorned from the coats of arms of piu' the important families sicialian, the hall of the mirrors with rich tendaggi and mantovane that are alternated to of the mirrors that cover all the walls, know it it of the bigliardo, the apartment of the Bishop, the pinacoteca, the foresteria, the room of music, the drawing-room of the smokers, the library. Interesting to notice the wide use of the local stone pece for the paving of the rooms. The encircled castle e' from a wide park of approximately 8 hectares that the baron Corrado botanical expert Arezzo made to furnish with essences from he personally chosen. To the inside of the park various constructions, that they served to render piu' the stay of the hosts of the baron pleasant, between which the "coffee house", the tempietto, the maze, an artificial cove that reproduces a carsico atmosphere then and some bathtubs
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Elder's Palace

The Elders' Palace overlooking Brandale Square, the heart of medieval Savona. The fourteenth-century building, built to house the Abbot of the people, is dominated by the tower of Brandale (XI), better known as the "Campanassa" name even today the company culture is based on its premises. The building, by number of specimens is considered a real lapidary: inscriptions, marble reliefs, friezes, stone and slate from the old town and destroyed buildings dating from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. The atrium houses a bell dating from 1380. Upstairs are visible fragments of the original decoration with frescoes and paintings of Savona and Genoa School of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Outside the walled stone fragments are linked to the city's history. On the first ledge of the tower, twelve coats of arms are inserted ceramic Albisola (inserted during the restoration of 1931), representing the Lords who took turns in the centuries to Savona. Above the arms is dominated by the representation of Our Lady of Mercy of the ceramist James Raimondi.
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fenis castle

Fenis, Valle d'Aosta, IT
http://www.comune.fenis.ao.it/default_i.asp
The birth and first is made of development of the castle of Fénis continues to remain of the all disowned ones. To the extreme south-western appendix of that
splendid sequence of prati sweetly tilt to you that it is closed, to south, to the slopes of the mount Saint Julien, with the village of Pommier, the building occupy that one that seems very more the ideal positioning for the directional center of an agricultural company that not for one fortress. As in the case of Issogne it is enough immediate to ask itself if its more ancient origin cannot have been a roman rural villa, even if, with the exception of Issogne where this origin is testified archaeologically, null it allows to confirm that one that for hour remains one simple theoretical hypothesis. Of fact we ignore the history of the castle end beyond 1200, a lot that before those dates we cannot not assert of the existence. It must in fact come down beyond the beginning of XIII the century in order to find first citations of the castrum Fenitii that ago already part of the patrimony of the family of the visconti of Aosta, for the precision from 1242, until the mature phase of the lordship of Aimone di Challant, beyond 1330.
SCHEDULE :
From March to the fine August: 9.00 - 19.30. From October to March: 10.00, 12,00 - 13,30, 16.30. For information: 0165 764263. The income e' only concurred with not advanced groups to the 25 persons.
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Forte Dei Gavi

Via al Forte, 14
Gavi, Piemonte, 15066 IT
The legends that are handed on on the fort make to since suppose the one existence of fortilizio or at least roccaforte a preroman period or more sure roman. Considered the strategic position of the place, the existence of a castle can be assumed on the summit of the cliff of Gavi, which roman garrison along the way Postumia, ancient road that gives Genoa, through Gavi, lead to the Monferrato and the Lombardy. With the invasion of the Goti and that one of the Longobardi, it leave of the Liguria, comprised Gavi, passed from the feudale patrimony to that one of the Church.

The Fort visitabile is every day excluded the monday. The visits always are guided with departure to hours 9,30 - 10,30 - 11,30 - 12,30 - 13,30 - 14,30 - 15,30 - 16,30 - 17,30.
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Forte Filippo

Via del Rosso, 80
Orbetello, Toscana, 58015 IT
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Forte Fuentes

Colico, Lombardia, 23823 IT
www.vis.it/fortedifuentes
info.turismo@provincia.lecco.it

Built from 1603 by Spanish Governor Pedro Enriquez de Acevedo Count of Fuentes in order to face the threatening neighbours, the Grigioni people, in a strategical zone overlooking the Valchiavenna and Valtellina outlets, Fuentes Fort, with its irregular plan, is 300 meters long and 125 meters large and is composed by a U-shaped building, where were located the guards quarters, the Governor Palace, a church, a mill and a bakery, a few water tanks and the underground stores. Nowadays the Spanish Fort, owed by the Lecco District Office, offers to visitors the peace of the grand landscape of the upper Lario.
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Forte Lusardi

http://web.tiscalinet.it/comunedicolico/fortemontecchio.htm
Constructed between 1911 and 1914, the Strong Montecchio-Lusardi is the only Italian military fort of first ` the 900 that has reached to us intact in every particular. Main function of the Fort was that one to control the roads of the Spluga, the Maloja and the Stelvio from a part, and the sides orient them and western of the Lago of Como from the other.
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Fortress 's Priamar

The history of the Priamàr starts in the Middle Bronze Age (second half of the second millennium BC) when the hill was the site of the first coastal settlement of the Ligures Sabazi. During the Iron Age, they established links with communities and merchants from Etruria, Greece (through the colony at Marseilles) and Carthage, contacts that are attested by archeological finds, especially of pottery. The wars with Rome, by this time recorded in the written sources, and the slow process of Romanization are also reflected in the presence of black-glazed earthenware, the typical ?Campanian? pottery of the republican era. In the imperial age, the settlement on the Priamàr was of little significance in comparison with the center at Vado, but, like all the secure sites on the peninsula, took on more importance with the crisis of the third century and the first barbarian incursions. The hill then developed into a substantial settlement with a large necropolis, in which eighty-seven graves of different types have been identified (in cap tombs, chests and amphorae and with stone lids), dating from between the fourth and seventh century AD.Abandoned after the conquest by the Longobard king Rotari (643), the Priamàr was inhabited again by the beginning of the ninth century, as attested by the postholes of huts, hearths and crude earthenware that have been found, along with stretches of wall that may have belonged to the defenses of the early medieval castrum. The earliest evidence of military use of the hill was found on the same archeological site and dates from the second decade of the thirteenth century: the fortifications of the castle of Santa Maria (1213), erected by Genoa, whose construction entailed the complete demolition of the last civil structures on the northeastern side of the eminence. These included a noble tower whose massive basement (6·95 x 7·10 m or 22 ft 10 in x 23 ft 4 in) has been brought to light in the southern corner of the present keep. The oldest nucleus of the castle of Santa Maria was then fused, in subsequent alterations, with the Loggia del Castello Nuovo, the only building in the medieval city that survived the destruction wreaked by the Genoese in the sixteenth century and which is now used to house the Collections of the Priamàr. The Loggia del Castello Nuovo is the outcome of a series of interventions in the thirteenth and fourteenth century, carefully documented over the course of the excavations, culminating in the restructuring of 1417 which gave it, roughly speaking, the appearance it has today, while the upper story is a later addition. Once the residence of the Genoese governor, all that remains of the original structure is the ground floor with eleven pointed arches built of brick and, on the northeast side, the so-called Sala ad Ombrello (?umbrella-shaped room?). The name derives from the characteristic vault that roofs the room: a dome split into eight segments of different sizes, with a central pillar forming the ?handle.? Set underneath the keystone, this pillar is not structural, but was added as a precaution when an extra story was built onto the Palazzo della Loggia. Between 1542 and 1543, the Lombard Gio Maria Olgiati built a massive front of walls on the slopes of the Priamàr for the Genoese. This followed the topography of the hill in its height and plan. The architecture hinges on the cardinal element of the bastion, a triangular structure that projects to varying degrees and is set at regular intervals along the front of the curtain of walls. Inside, the area of the fortress was divided into two sections, separated by the already existing moat of Sant?Anna. In 1746 this imposing structure fell into the hands of the Savoy. They erected several new buildings, including the Powder Magazine, Palace of the Sibyl and, around the bailey of the keep, the Palace of the Commissar and Palace of the Officials. These last, with the fifteenth-century Loggia and the sixteenth-century pavilion of the Standard, complete a formidable quadrilateral with an appearance that is at once severe and harmonious, even though its elements were accumulated over the span of three centuries. In 1820 a penitentiary was set up in the Priamàr and was used to hold such illustrious detainees as Santorre di Santarosa and Giuseppe Mazzini.
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Fortress Bruciato

Burned is strong, along with those of Scarato, Wife, Cut, Lodrino Top and Bottom, one of the sites of the defensive barrier of Giovo, all built after 1884 to protect the area by French troops.

Surrounded by a high ditch to the left of the main entrance gate, you can still see an 'original sentry box, used to control the outer perimeter.
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Fortress La Tagliata

The Sliced ​​Pontinvrea were created in the XIX Century by the Italian military genius that designed the fortified barrier of Giovo. The Cut, a strong central barrier, which included Forts Lodrino (top and bottom) and three batteries of Wife, and Burnt Scarato, interrupted the Redwing Road intersection with the two arteries directed towards Acqui Terme and Dego, preventing transit on the road. The fort was badly damaged in World War II. The structure along the road, however, is still in good condition and still retains traces of two gunboats. All strong, except Lodrino Superior were used during World War II, occupied by the San Marco Battalion. In the eighties, the structures have been used by the cadets of the Academy of Modena for military exercises
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Fortress Lodino upper

Strong Lodrino lower part of the dam's military Giovo and the work is larger. The property is completely surrounded by a moat in turn protected by caponier central development is on two floors. On the south you can see the ramparts of the locations where they were pointing the guns positioned on the hill valleys of Giovo. Beyond the courtyard are the rooms once used to shelter animals. Inside, in an excellent state of preservation, the railings are visible and dark windows. The Fort was used as a military camp until 1982 by the cadets of the Military Academy of Modena.
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Fortress Lodrino superior

After visiting the Fort Bottom, you can reach the remains of the Upper Lodrino along the old military road. It is said that the fortress has exploded during the Second World War, perhaps for a boycott. You can still see traces of the path and retaining walls, access was secured by a drawbridge.
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FORTRESS OF BARDI

Via Castello
Bardi, Emilia Romagna, 43032 IT
EMAIL: protocollo@comune.bardi.pr.it
WEB SITE: www.comune.bardi.pr.it
The ultimate example of military architecture in Emilia, the fortress has stood for more than a thousand years on a spur of red jasper, at the confluence of the Ceno and Noveglia streams. It belongs to the mid-1200s and, for more than four centuries, to the Landi, Renaissance princes who also minted coins by imperial permission. Towards the end of the 16th century, it was partially converted into an elitist, aristocratic residence. There are many things to admire, including the patrol passageways, the towers, the parade ground, the porticoed courtyard of honour, the well, the ice house, the granaries, the dungeons and the torture chamber. The old soldiers’ quarters house the Museo della Civiltà Valligiana (Museum of the Valley-Dwelling Civilisation).


OPENING PERIOD: from March to November

OPENING HOURS: March: Saturday 2pm-6pm, holidays 10am-6pm;
April: weekdays 2pm-5pm, Saturday and holidays 10am-6pm;
May: weekdays 2pm-5pm, Saturday and holidays 10am-7pm;
June: weekdays 2pm-7pm, Saturday and holidays 10am-7pm;
July: every day 10am-7pm
August: weekdays 10am-7pm, Saturday and holidays 10am-8pm;
September: weekdays 2pm-6pm, Saturday and holidays 10am-6pm;
October: Thursday and Friday 2pm-5pm, Saturday 2pm-6pm, holidays 10am-6pm;
November: Saturday 2pm-5pm, holidays 10am-5pm.
Other periods upon reservation. Admission by payment. Guided visits upon reservation.

PRICE TICKETS: Adults: Euro 5,00
Reduced prices: childrens from 6 to 14 years Euro 3,00
Groups: (min. 20 persons) Euro 5,00 guided visits
Schools-childrens: Euro 3,00

CONCESSIONS: reduced price for the possessors of “Card del Ducato” Euro 4,00

PATH OF VISIT: guardhouse; entrance hall; ice-house; caves; furnished rooms; Museum of Valligiana Culture; rooms of the ancient trades and crafts; parapets (torture chamber, kitchen); parade ground; staircase and courtyard of honour; residential part; courtyard of the well; keep.

SERVICES: bookable guided tours (in foreign language if required), guided night tours (bookable for groups of at least 15), bookshop, disabled toilets.

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FORTRESS OF SALA BAGANZA

Sala Baganza, Emilia Romagna, IT
EMAIL: iatsala@comune.sala-baganza.pr.it
WEB SITE: www.comune.sala-baganza.pr.it
Lying on the Apennines hills not far from the Baganza stream, the fortress had a role of primary importance in the defensive system of the castles in the Parma area. It was held, from 1258 and for more than 350 years, by the Sanvitale family, then by the Farnese family and the Bourbons. Today, the Fortress has the appearance of a long parallelepiped, marked off at the ends by the ruins of two towers. The rooms, which recently underwent important restoration work, display precious frescoes and decorations, 16th century works by Orazio Samacchini, Bernardino Campi and Cesare Baglione. The elegant Rococo room with the Apotheosis painted by Sebastiano Galeotti in 1726 is not to be missed.PATH OF VISIT: Oratory of San Lorenzo, noble floor with sixteenth-century frescoes and eighteenth-century rooms with frescoes by Galeotti.

SERVICES: Book-shoop
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FRAGSBURG 'S CASTLE-hotel

Via Fragsburg 3/a
Bolzano Bz, Italy, IT
http://www.fragsburg.com/castle-hotel-e.asp
info@fragsburg.com
Skype ID - fragsburg
Castle Hotel Fragsburg offers Northern Italy hotel accommodation & beauty farm wellness treatments in Merano Italy. Situated high upon a hillside overlooking the town of Merano. At one time, FRAGSBURG had been built for lodging the participants of the noble shooting-parties, the feudal-lord's guests, owners of the neighboring castles. Even today this house, full of tradition offers its guests something exceptional. There is an idyllic road leading to the sunny hill where you can reach by car your panoramic destination. We understands that everyday life is today usually connected with hecticness and stress. Due to this reason it is more important to find during your holiday the own center back to concentrate on the really beautiful things in life, to spoil ýour spirit and soul extensively!
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Gagliano 's Castle

Gorzone 's Castle

Via Castello
Darfo Boario Terme, Lombardia, 25047 IT
Located in the historical center of Gorzone, fraction of Darfo Boario Terme, the castle is in a strategic position just to defense of the territory that connects the Vallecamonica to Goes them of Scalve. The construction of the complex comes made to go back to the first decades of 1300, that is to the period of greater power of the Federici family that realized it and it possessed it until the half of 1800. To the outside its aspect is particularly austere, while to the inside the remarkable architectonic solutions of it demonstrate the wealth. The main access is constituted from the portale in sandstone, with acute arc to sixth light one, than conserve in serraglia the imperial Aquila, with to right the coat of arms of the Scaligeri and on the left the coat of arms of the Federici. The riquadro painted over the portale, containing the coat of arms of the Federici, it is of later age. To the inside we find a large one androne covered from once to cruise with two arched that they are opened on the first courtyard, interesting one for the presence, to flat earth, of arched supported from columns in sandstone with capitelli of remarkable refinement. To the first plan, on the side the west, beyond to the loggia quattrocentesca two finestrelle late gotiche are still present, while on the side north and east a balcony in wood closed from balustrade carved can be admired with piastrini to viola. The atmospheres that show oneself to the first courtyard are characterize you to the flat earth from a great kitchen from which it was approached two galleries, today not practicable, that they carried one to the river and the other in one house of the below village. Large-scale leads to the halls with painted walls to rinascimentali reasons. Of remarkable interest the careened time of the first hall, the sitting to side of the windows strombate and the doors still coupled originate them with structure building to large tan and the two fireplaces one with Frederic the Great coat of arms and one scaligero date to you 1495. According to courtyard it can be approached is from the first one, is from the sopraccitato seicentesco portale.
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Gradara' Castle

Gradara, Marche, IT
http://www.castellodigradara.com/
E-Mail info@gradara.org
Situated at 142 metres above sea level, with the Republic of San Marino, Rimini and Carpegna in the background, Gradara represents an extraordinary urban and architectural combination.

Legend has it that the castle was the scene of the famous and tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca, caught in each other's arms and killed by Gianciotto, Francesca's husband. This love story was immortalized by Dante in his Divine Comedy.
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Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni*****L

Via Roma
Bellagio, Lombardia, 22021 IT
http://www.villaserbelloni.com
The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is one of the oldest and most elegant hotels in the Lake Como area and the only 5 star de-luxe hotel in Bellagio. From April to November the salons and the large lakeside garden offer guests the chance to enjoy a holiday far from the madding crowd and close to nature immersed in one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world. Lovers of peace and quiet can alternate the pleasure of a poolside drink with beauty treatments and programmes at Villa Serbelloni SPA, the hotel?s own beauty farm. Or they can set off from the private dock for a motorboat trip to the historic gardens along the lake which, in Springtime, attract tourists from all over the world: especially for the wonderful flowering of the azaleas. Lovers of sport can take advantage of the hotel gym and tennis courts, enjoy delightful walks or take a mountain bike out on the Bellagio promontory, before freshening up in the swimming pool overlooking the lake.
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Grinzane Cavour castle- restaurant

via castello 5
Grinzane, Italy/piemonte,
http://www.grinzane-cavour.it
enotecavour@libero.it
A square, medieval building with corner towers.
It was erected in the first half of the 13th century and extended in the 17th century.
Camillo Cavour made his home here from 1832 until 1849.



The rooms house period furnishings and Cavour's antiques.

This elegant and magnificent castle is one of the oldest and most important of the Langhe.

A splendid lookout dominates the vineyards that extend for as far as the eye can see.



The castle houses the "Cavour" regional wine collection.
The provincial road that from Alba leads to Barolo, along which are the first houses of Gallo Grinzane, goes along ancient routes. At least since the Roman period a network of small roads and paths probably linked the road running along the river Tanaro to the various villages lying along the ridges of Alta Langa (High Langa, i.e. the higher part of the Langhe area) or on the top of the lower hills.

Within the territory of Alba, the river separates the marly hills of the Langhe from the sandy ones of the Roero area. Along the river Tanaro, the Pollenzo-Asti road _ part of the Roman Fulvian Way _ linked up the western Piedmontese plain (where Pollenzo can be said to be its gateway) to Asti, the ancient village of Forum Fulvii, and its surrounding plain.

The road following the course of the river Tanaro and leading to Asti long kept its role of an important trade route, towards both east and west, since it was the route on which the roads coming down the hills converged to bring products from Alta Langa or coming from beyond the Apennines.

Especially during the last two centuries the roads at the bottom of the valley, near the basin of the river, have seen the establishment and development of artisanal and manufacturing business around which new settlements sometimes have risen.

The area of the municipality of Grinzane Cavour and Gallo Grinzane, with its castle, its rural settlements and the pattern of its cultivation is a good example of what are the features that can turn the territory of Langa into a “landscape”.

The main features of this landscape are the alternation of hills planted with vines and sown fields or poplar groves, old farms whose names often reveal some connection with the city (the vineyard meant as a country residence), their contending with fortresses and castles for the top of a hill, and the burgs risen around the castles.

Beside this structure, with its activities and roads (induced by the disposition of the hills), a particular sort of landscape has taken shape slowly during the time, destined to be the scene of the rural life as well as of the artistic, literary, and architectural creation.

The environment in which Gallo Grinzane is rooted suggests values connected to rural materiality (as hard work and the tireless application of one’s own strength and mind), the uneven cycle of seasons, and the slow forming of the territory through cultivation.

However during the time that same environment has become also an image that has been depicted by exploring photographers, poetically evoked and narrated by writers, portrayed by painters and praised (sometimes too concisely though) by admiring tour operators.

What turns a geographical area into a “landscape” is just its rising to a mythical place, its power of entering the imagination of the people who live there as well as of those who visit it, its complex developing into “culture”, in accordance with a recent tendency which sets value on the so-called “cultural landscapes”, even and especially within the European Community.




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Grumello's Castle

Via Fosse
Grumello del Monte, Lombardia, 24064 IT
E-mail: info@castellodigrumello.it
www.castellodigrumello.it
The Castle of Grumello dominates the borgo of Grumello of the Mountain and its vineyards, in the heart of the Valcalepio, binds hill between Bergamo and the lake d’Iseo. It was built likely around the one thousand one like military stronghold provided of a tower d’sighting, given its strategic position. The Castle ebbe in fact for all of the medieval age you work of observatory, defended and ricetto of the population of the country, that shelter during crashes could find yourselves and wars. Proprietor was of it the community of guided Grumello from the you Comfort some borgo. Of this period remain the tower, with merlatura guelfa, the room of the body of guard with time to crossbrace, the prisons and the large cellars from the ceiling to time, where hour ripen the wines of the held Castle of Grumello.
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Guarene castle

Via Alessandro Roero
Guarene, Italy/Piedmont,
http://www.castellodiguarene.com/
castellodiguarene@libero.it
Carl Giacinto Roero di Guarene is one of the more representative figures of the society and the piemontese culture of the first half of the 1700's. Official sabaudo, participates to the culminated military campaign in besieges and in Battaglia of Turin of 1706, of which she leaves testimony in letter tens that offer one new and most human reading of the war and of I besiege. Subsequently left the military service, dedication to the architecture, the limbs, music, nonchè to the entrepreneurial activity and the works of beneficence. In the recurrence of the trecentesimo anniversary of Battaglia of Turin, he arches it you of the Castle of Guarene open themselves in order to offer for before the time to public documents and the cimeli of the personage and its castle.
Festive Sundays and from the 17,09 to the 29.10.06 Timetable: 10.00 - 12,30/14,30 - 18.00 In the period, beyond to festive and Sundays, the visits on reservation for groups (minimal 20 persons)
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HotelCastelbrando

Via Brando Brandolini
Cison di Valmarino, Veneto, 31030 IT

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Il Sassone

Località Costa Sassone
Massa Marittima Gr, Italy, IT
http://www.ilsassone.it/ing/home.asp
xclusive 500 acres Country Resort with only six guest rooms set in stunning Tuscan landscape.

Combining all the comforts of a five star hotel with the warm hospitality of a country house offering guests a unique and relaxing experience. Guests can enjoy quiet and beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside.
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Il Vittoriale

Via al Vittoriale, 12
Gardone Riviera, Lombardia, 25083 IT
www.vittoriale.it
E-mail: vittoriale@vittoriale.it
Gabriele d'Annunzio intended this monumental ensemble as a genuine citadel. The Vittoriale comprises the house of the poet, parks and gardens, relics, works of art and the d’Annunzio museum. The residence, which has been transformed and decorated by the poet himself, is a rare testimony of his personage and of a period. The house has kept the original interior decoration and the poet’s personal belongings, including a library counting more than 33 000 volumes. As an unusual scenographic monument the ship Puglia emerges from the greenery on the promontory, with its prow pointing towards the lake; the Royal Navy donated it to d’Annunzio.
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Ivrea's castle

Piazza Castello
Ivrea, Piemonte, 10015 IT
http://servizi.comune.ivrea.to.it
The Castle of Ivrea is situated in the heart of the historical center, in the high part of the city, neighbor to the cathedral and the episcopal palace. The imposing trecentesca structure of the Castle of Ivrea, therefore as it is introduced to the outside, filler our mind to the centuries in which the building it had a role before centers them in the life of the city like fortification against the enemies of the Savoia and like residence of court later on. Its inner structure, instead has been object of rimaneggiamenti and modifications that have cancelled radically the traces of its past; the changes have been necessary in order to adapt the building to the various requirements that gradually the historical events demanded. The castle has a plant to trapeze shape rectangle with four cylindrical towers situated to every angle.From 1 May to 15 October, the visits guided to the Castle, cure of the volunteers of the Association Castle of Ivrea, can be carried out in the days of hour following saturdays and Sunday to: saturday opened on reservation for groups Sunday opened from the 10,00 to the 12,00 and the 15,00 to the 18,30 visits in other days (for scolaresche or groups of tourists)
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La Locanda Delle Donne Monache,

Via Carlo Mazzei, 4
Maratea, Basilicata, 85046 IT
http://www.locandamonache.com
Email. info@locandamonache.com
A careful and faithful restoration, respecting the original architectural features, has brought back the antique charm of an eighteenth-century convent to 'La Locanda delle Donne Monache' , keeping intact the style, the structure and the materials.
Originally occupied by the Visitandine nuns, set in the heart of Maratea' s historical centre and framed by the roofs of the old medieval village, 'La Locanda delle Donne Monache' is the ideal location for guests wishing to spend an holiday savouring the ancient flavours and discovering the local treasures of the Lucania region.

With its 27 rooms and suites, La Locanda, thanks to its strategic position, at few steps from the sea and the mountains, La Locanda offers many gastronomic and cultural itineraries.
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La Pietra's Castle

Situated on the Riviera to the west of Capo Caprazoppa, it was a Byzantine stronghold with the name of Castrum Petrae, perched like an eagle?s aerie in a picturesque setting on a wild and isolated limestone crag (?la Pietra?) to the east of the present town. In the twelfth century the castrum passed to the bishop of Albenga, who had it rebuilt, and in 1385 it was sold to Genoa by Pope Urban VII. Recently the fortress has been consolidated and its rooms used to house exhibitions of porcelain, prints and antique furniture. It also contains an extensive library with a bar and restaurant.
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Lagnasco Castle

, IT
http://www.comune.lagnasco.cn.it
Fortified around to 1100 remarkablly in the sec. XVI to work of i Tapparelli, sluice is introduced with a system to defended court, to sides, from great square towers. To the inside of the sleeves of east and the west it is possible to admire a cycle Rinascimentale of remarkable importance is for its beauty that for the mitologici topics introduces to you.
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Information
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Levizzano s ' Castle

Castelvetro di Modena, Emilia Romagna, IT
An ancient tradition has it that the tower of the castle of Levizzano, still called "Matildica", was commissioned by Countess Matilda of Tuscany, who owned this lands from the 11th to the 12th century.
In reality, the tower may be even older, since the nucleus of this fortification existed as early as the 9th century - the first reliable information about the Castle of Levizzano Rangone are found in a document dating back to 890 - and a document dated 1038 mentions the presence of a castle surrounded by walls. During this era the fortress was probably a simple enclosure protected by a moat, comprising a number of buildings including the castle chapel. Over time this original nucleus was extended and furnished with additional defensive structures, so that in the 14th century the complex included at least two towers, the feudal palace and various appurtenances.
The standing church, now deconsacrated, was built to replace the chapel at the end of the 16th century.
Dimensions and structure of the castle remained unchanged during the following centuries, until 1800, when the Castle became a property of the local government of Castelvetro who made the first restorations.
Projects of reuse of the whole castle are now being executed, after the structural and reinforcement interventions carried out as from 1982.
The feudal palace features interesting 16th century frescoes and noteworthy painted coffered ceilings, while traces of painting remain in the tower, in a room most likely used as a chapel. An underground passage of very ancient origin once connected the palace to the tower. Of notable interest, it can still be visited in all its lenght.
At present, the areas of the building which have been restored and are being used are the Church, the Gallery, seat of the Enoteca (the Wine Cellar), and the Matilda's Tower, seat of various, important associations (The Association of Balsamic Vinegar Tasters, the Association of Italian Sommeliers, the Association of Modena Restaurants' owners, the Italian Association of Oenology and Oenotechnology, and the Association "Terre di Castelvetro").
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Malgra 's castle

Via R. Meaglia
Rivarolo Canavese, Piemonte, 10086 IT
http://www.piemonte-emozioni.it/cultura/eng/da_visitare/castelli/rivarolo.shtml
Built by the Counts of San Martino between 1333 and 1336 and restructured in the following centuries, it was completely restructured in the 18th-century in a neo-gothic style. A high cylindrical battlement tower, a 1440 portico with frescos, a characteristic drawbridge, and the solid walls that unite the two fortified wings are all that remain of the original building.Hours
From May to October
Saturdays 15.00 - 18.30
Sundays 10.00 - 12.00 / 15.00 - 18.30
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Manta Castle

Viale Castello Manta
Saluzzo, Piemonte, ITALY
History: The castle of Manta is a typical example of the art of court of first ' the 400. It belonged more families: Aicardi, Pagnoni, Enganna, Angioini. To its inside they can be seen frescoes of knows it it baronial between which the famous "Crocefissione" of Jaquerio. Luminous example of ancient art. An evocative climb is arrived to the castle covering and the first aspect that it hits is the irregolarità of the shapes due to successive edificazioni and rimaneggiamenti. In the more ancient part, mail to noon, detaches a tower much high one, but more square towers, currently passings, to every angle of solid massive walls, were present in the construction of century XII. Occupied from the Angioini in XIII the century, passed subsequently to Tommaso of Saluzzo, restructured Manfred IV and from Tommaso III was inherited from the son, author of ancient write. The poema, composed in the period from 1395 to 1404 approximately, he came written in ancient French, part in prosa and part in backs and tells in allegorical key, the travel of a man who, given over for along time to the joys peels some, to the end ravvede. In its travel the protagonist meets antichi Greek heroes and Roman, the knights of the round table, principles and others important contemporary personages, Re and Papi, and assists to tornei, huntings and battles. To some of these they will inspire themselves he frescoes to it of the inside, he operates of Jaquerio, Duxaimo and of their students, he commissions to you from the filgio natural of Tommaso III, to which the castle he was from the father left in inheritance and that is to Valerano Saluzzo of the Manta, saying the BURDO. This name derived to it from the fact to be owner of the place of Brondello then said Burdello. Initiator in 1416 of the illustrious family, to which the castle it remained for four centuries, left a personal print in the structuring of the entirety, agenso is to the inside that to the outside: it widened and it restored it; in the garden to noon I plant exotic trees rivieraschi, like ulivi, lemons, oranges, and the arricchi with glia it frescoes to which already it has been pointed out, making treasure, in its choices, of all which had seen in its travels and stays near the courts of the French nobility. Nearest Saluzzo, the Castle was legacy to the vicissitudes of the capoluogo and was plundered in 1483 in the war undertaken from the Duca di Savoia against Ludovico II. In the period in which the Marchesato it remained then in possession of the French and of the Savoia, perdette progressively the characteristics of fortress in order to become summery residence. In a 1860 good third party of the manufactured one it came pulled down for landslide fear, however that that remains does not lack one sure suggestion for the largeness of together. Between the pregi it puts into effect them go sottolinetai frescoes of Knows it to it Baronial to which signal has been made and that they deserve one detailed description. It knows it is to plant to rettanglare with the coat of arms of the Saluzzo Manta on a great fireplace of forehead to the throne.
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Marchione 's castle

Str.P.le Conversano 101 Putignano
Conversano- Bari,
www.castellomarchione.com - info@castellomarchione.com
To the time, this building was House of hunting of the Acquaviva of Aragon, Duchi of Entrance halls, Getlteman of Teramo, Accounts of Conversano, etc, whose uninterrupted filiation laughed them to Rinaldo Acquaviva, Getlteman of Entrance halls, lived around to year Thousands. The Acquaviva of Aragon, in Puglia, resided habitually in the Castle of Conversano and used held Marchione which of hunting; it estate, constituted from forest of oak and Mediterranean spot, was extended two thousand tomoli, par to hectares 1.260; of such forest an oak copy survives whose age is valued in approximately five centuries. The legend wants that a underground passage connected Marchione with the Castle of Conversano. Conversano reached the Acquaviva of Aragon for wedding (1456) of Giulio Antonio, WAYS Duca of Entrance halls, with Caterina, daughter of Giovanni Antonio Orsini Of the Leap, Prince of Taranto. The County of Conversano, one of the seven potentati of Southern, going back Italy to year Thousands, is belonged, in the order, to the following Houses: Altavilla, Brienne, Enghien, Lussemburgo, Orsini Of the Leap, Acquaviva of Aragon, passing, always for wedding, from one House to the other. In century XIX, century of diffused degradation of the artistic patrimony, Marchione knew its worse moment: the forest dissodato, the building, data in rent, with after lands, to disattenti agriculturists to the artistic values, was used after agricultural premises (finds also from beginning photographies the 1900's). The building, that it introduces perfect simmetria is along the longitudinal axis is along that cross-sectional one, is developed on three plans: the flat earth, the mezzanine and the four towers, arranged to the chines of the building, all of medieval age, the advanced plan of age baroque-neoclassica (late the 1600's); this, second someone, would be work of the school of Vanvitelli. To the advanced plan the ceilings, originally in wood and paintings, were replaced, in century XIX, with tutt' the hour existing times in masonry; it is made exception for the hall centers them, on whose ligneo ceiling (originates them) is represented the coat of arms, inquartato, of the Acquaviva House of Aragon; this extension the Acquaviva coat of arms (rampante Lion) and the Coat of arms, in its turn inquartato, of Aragon (Poles, etc.); between the other figure the Filomarino coat of arms. In the same hall it is observed on the left wall (for who enters), painted on burlap, two genealogici trees: the first one is the genealogico tree of the House Acquaviva of Aragon, the second of the Enriquez House (real House of extinct Castile in the Filomarino House); on the opposite wall there is a picture to representing oil Giangirolamo II Acquaviva of Aragon, XXI Conte di Conversano etc, saying "the Guercio of the Puglie", lived in the 1600, founding one of Alberobello, famous for the maestria in the use of the crews, for the courage and its mecenatismo. On the same walls, more low, there are of the "Medaglioni" (painted to oil on branch), that they represent the several Duchi of Entrance halls of Acquaviva House of Aragon. Prince Julia Acquaviva of Aragon, around to years 1920-30, resumptions the possession of Marchione and started one patient restoration work. Such meritorious work of safeguard has been continued with love and engagement from the son Prince Don Fabio Tomacelli Filomarino (1920-2003), which to those of its family it joined for maternal descendancys the titles them of Acquaviva House of Aragon (Duca of Entrance halls, Conte di Conversano, etc).



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Marmilla 's Castle

http://www.provincia.mediocampidano.it/mediocampidano/en/castello_marmilla.wp;jsessionid=44D81931DC6095CCFF8DAAAE264059A8
Raised at the beginning of the 12th century in a dominating position over the inhabited centre, the Castle of Marmilla had a great importance in the age of local kingdoms, as it marked the boundary walls of the kingdom of Arborea; thus, it covered a military-strategic function within the control of the reign. Several construction stages were revealed by excavation campaigns, which brought to light internal spaces, towers, walkways, lodgings, warehouses, cisterns and a bailey.
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Marsiliana 's Castle

Massa Maritima
, 58024 Toscana
http://www.castello-della-marsiliana.com/english/home.htm
eMail:Krojer@castello-della-marsiliana.com
Far away from mass tourism, on our hilltop you can expect an impressive ambiance with a view of the hilly landscape of forests, meadows, olive groves and vineyards. To the south you have a view of the nearby coast of the Gulf of Follonica. As our only guest you can relax and rejuvenate during your unique vacation in Tuscany.A carefully renovated vacation residence is located in a separate, historical building. It includes a large living room area with a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms, and one bathroom with shower. Just outside the large glass doors is a patio for outdoor meals and relaxing.No charge for children under 6. Included: bedclothes, towels, heater, cleaning and accessory charges.
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Masino Castle

Via Al Castello 1
Caravino, Piemonte, ITALY
http://www.piemonte-emozioni.it/cultura/ita/da_visitare/castelli/masino.shtml
E-mail : faimasino@fondoambiente.it
Built in the 11th-century by the Counts of Valperga, it became a country residence in the 17th-century.
It has large halls filled with paintings and period furniture.
The castle is surrounded by a large English style park where you can visit the Carriage Museum.
hour opening: from 1 February to second week of December


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Massazza castle -hotel

Via Al Castello
Massazza, Piemonte, ITALY
http://www.castellomassazza.com/
giorgio_cavallari@libero.it
Takeover defended on baraggivo spur, probably From Liguria Celto, then passed to the Roman and subsequently Longobarda fortification; incastellato around to year Thousands. Typical defensive village Medioevale, agricultural warehouse of commodities and products shelter of the crudes oil allocates them in the zone and defense of the country place to those times to North, on the Baraggia, celtica derivation (Mas Axa great swamp is one valid root). You they conserve Are Celtiche with votive cupels and testimonies of Templare age with symbols of the typical Cross. E' characterized from the high tower in pebble bachelors and from one rocchetta viscontea with typical Ghibelline merlons. To the inner Nail head dedicated to Sant' Antonino and Sant' Anna with interesting Romanesque apse and it frescoes trecenteschi. In 1200 of the Guala di Casalvolone, for all 1300 of the Visconti of Milan which characterized it with various monofore typical of the Lombardic castles, one in particular considered between beautifulst of the Piemonte. From 1400 to all 1800 of the Avogadro family. From 1978 of the Cavallari family, which is operating a patient recovery building the Rocca like room and in part offering the good for events, extensions and fairs having arranged know them with services and great kitchen; it has been moreover created a theatre arena with formidable acoustics and evocative scenic impact.

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mazze' castle

Via Castello N 10
Mazzè, Piemonte, ITALY
http://www.castellodimazze.it
info@castellodimazze.it
The monumental complex was built in XII century over the roman ruins called Castrum Pontem Copacij. The small castle was rebuilt in XIV century as the house of the master, and still it remais. The bigger one, built in XV century as a military quarter, changed after renaissance period in entertainment and guest residence.

Count of Valperga family lived here since XII until XIX century; Brunetta d'Usseaux family lived in from 1850 to 1919; Count Eugenio Brunetta d'Usseaux, while living through Mazzè, Turin and Paris, was the founder of the italian olimpic movement and first general secretary of international olimpic games. The present owner has saved the monument from abandon of the second half of sixties period.
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Mediceo of Cafaggiolo 's Castle

Barberino di Mugello, Toscana, IT
http://www.castellodicafaggiolo.it/english_contattateci.htm
info@castellodicaggiolo.it
The Castle of Cafaggiolo is located north of Florence, in the Mugello, an area from ever strictly related to the Medici family. It is considered one of the great masterpieces of the renaissance architecture, realized by the famous architect Michelozzo over a preexistent structure. The original castle was built in the 14th century and it was one of the fortification of the Florentine Republic. In the 1443 Cosimo il Vecchio gave assignment to Michelozzo to transform the ancient fortification in a residential building. Today the ditch, the drawbridge and the external curtain wall that surrounded the fortified villa are disappeared. The complex is still endowed with machicolation and battlements, even if probably were inserted only with decorative function.

The famous lunette painted by G.Utens (1599) where is represented the castle.
Within its walls the members of the Medici family passed a long time accommodating important men and artists. In the wide halls and the immense park have been entertainment, dance parties, receptions for princes and popes. Lorenzo il Magnifico spent part of his childhood at Cafaggiolo and when adult stayed many times here encircled by the most important culture men of his time. In the 1515 the Castle was opened to Pope Leone X. Also some future brides of the men of the Medici family were received in Cafaggiolo.

It is remembered that Caterina de' Medici received here in 1533 Margaret of Austria and in the 1565 Giovanna of Austria, coming from Vienna in order to marry the Granduca Francisco. After the extinction of the Medici family, in 1737, the Castle of Cafaggiolo continued to be visited by famous personages.
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MELI LUPI FORTRESS OF SORAGNA

Piazza Meli Lupi, 5
Soragna, Emilia Romagna, 43019 IT
EMAIL: meli_lupi@libero.it
WEB SITE: www.roccadisoragna.com
The fortress was built in around 1385 by the feudal lords of Soragna, the marquises Bonifacio and Antonio Lupi. In the 17th century it was transformed into the splendid and luxurious residence of the Meli Lupi princes, who are still the proprietors and live there to this day. Its rooms are adorned with furniture and furnishings from the early Baroque period, but there are also significant testimonies of earlier eras. They preserve interesting fresco decorations and striking cycles of paintings by Nicolò dell'Abate, Cesare Baglione, Ferdinando and Francesco Galli Bibiena. On the northern face, the large, romantic, English-style park still exists. Encircled by a wall, it features a wealth of age-old plants, a small lake/pond, a hothouse, a café haus and a grotto inside a mound.
PATH OF VISIT: Baglione Room, Room of Hercules (yellow room), bride's chamber, Bocchirale courtyard, Red Room, Old Billiards Room, Room of the Stuccoes, chapel, Gallery of the Poets, redoubt, dining room, weapons room, historical gallery, monumental staircase, Great Bibiena Gallery, Room of the Strong Women, throne room, nuptial chamber, golden room.

SERVICES: Guided tours in foreign language (french, english and german only by booking), book-shoop
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Melogno 's Fortress ( Settepani )

http://www.fortezzesavonesi.com/html/settepani.html
The third strong Settepani that of the mountain, is still used as a military operation zone and is therefore not accessible.
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Melogno 's Fortress 8 Centrale )

You can see the three forts of French military architecture known as ?Tartagna,? ?Centrale,? and ?Merizzo.? Testo tratto da: Liguriaplanet.com.
http://www.fortezzesavonesi.com/html/centrale.html
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Melogno's Fortress ( Tortagna )

You can see the three forts of French military architecture known as ?Tartagna,? ?Centrale,? and ?Merizzo.? Testo tratto da: Liguriaplanet.com.
http://www.fortezzesavonesi.com/html/tortagna.html
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Monaci Castle

Contrada Castello Monaci
73015 Salice Salentino Le (lecce), Italy, IT
http://www.castellomonaci.com
direzione@castellomonaci.com
Majestic fortification of XVI the century, rich of fascination and of passed wonders, Monaci Castle is a structure that are offered to the organization of receptions elegant, convention, suppers of Gala and events of every kind.
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Moncalieri 's castle

Via del Castello, 2
Moncalieri (TO),
http://www.comune.torino.it/musei/pag/cdm.htm
It puts into effect them scenografico system of the Castle of Moncalieri laughed them to XVII the century, turning out from the widening of originates them fortilizio medioevale, constituted of four circular towers, two di.le which are visible in facade, but covered in mattoni in XVIII the century, while the third tower has been capacity to the light during the recent jobs of restoration and is currently visible in the distance of visit of the real apartment of prince Maria Joy, situated to the flat land
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Montaldeo castle

Montaldeo, Piemonte, IT
Village to the abbey of Saint Marziano di Tortona. To that Montaldeo time it was still one marks obertenga that it belonged to the jurisdiction of the marquises of Gavi. The particular geographic position is the motivation of the first participations of fortification of the village that came entire reconstructed in 1271, after that it was razed to the ground from the genovesi in 1224. The village subsequently passed in the hands of the marquises of the Monferrato but in 1431 it was occupied and conquered from Francisco It strains for the duchi of Milan. In that period they began the jobs of construction of the castle, than today building with small towers is introduced like an imposing angle irons, with inner rich it furnishes to you and with ancient collections of crews. The basements with the prisons snodano as intricati mazes adapted to suggest storys of ghosts, as the popular legends narrate and the history in some way supports; in fact, in 1443, the castle passed to Gian Galeazzo Trots, exponent of an ancient family alessandrina, than divenne famous for the "massacre of the Trots" in 1528, caused from the continuous vessazioni to which the feudatario it forced the local population. In the 1531 castle and the divennero village property of the Doria, then of Napoleone and finally of the Savoia. Period of opening. The castle is visitabile between the month of May and October in the period of the manifestation of "Opened Castles, travel in lands of the low Piemonte". Information. 15060 Montaldeo (Alexandria); tel: 0143.849121. For ulterior relative information to the opening days, visits guided and hour to address to ASSOCIATION HIGH MONFERRATO, c/o Town hall of Ovada, via Turin n. 69, OVADA, tel. 0143.822102.
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Montalto's Castle

Strada di Montalto, 16
Castelnuovo Berardenga, , IT
http://www.montalto.it/index.shtml
E-mail: infomontalto.it
Montalto Castle offers vacation villa rentals near Siena in the beautiful Chianti region of Tuscany. Villas and apartments range from 1 to 4 bedrooms, and even a wing of the castle itself is available.
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Montecchia Castle

Via Montecchia, 16
Selvazzano Dentro, Veneto, 35030 IT
http://www.ware.it/Agritour/MTV/Veneto/Padova/LaMontecchia/eindex.htm
Quite near Praglia Abbey, at foot of the Euganean Hills and just a few kilometres from Padua, stands the mound of Montecchia, the precious vineyard of the family of the Counts of Emo Capodilista. At the top of the mound is the Villa Capodilista, built in the sixteenth century to a design by Dario Varotari, whose frescoes and original architecture are among the most admired in the Villas of Veneto.

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At the foot of the Euganean Hills, close to the Abbey of Praglia and just a few kilometres south of Padua you will find Montecchia, the famous vineyard of the family of the Counts of Emo Capodilista. At the top of the mound stands the Villa Capodilista, built in the sixteenth century to a design by Dario Varotari, whose frescoes and original architecture are among the most admired in the Villas of Veneto. The beautiful building, conceived initially as a hunting lodge, is based on a square plan that is repeated in the internal distribution of the rooms: four on the ground floor and four on the first floor, separated by a splendid staircase composed of four flights in Greek cross formation and enhanced by a double order of broad loggias that look down from the hill over a grand and pleasant countryside. The rooms and the loggias in the Villa have "grotesque" decorations, as well as scenes and characters from Roman history and mythology. The villa is open to groups all year round upon appointment. Individual visitors are welcome from March to November on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday afternnon at 4 and 5.30 pm. Meeting point is in front of the wine shop of the estate.
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Montecuccolo ' s Castle

Pavullo nel Frignano, Emilia Romagna, IT
The Castle of Montecuccolo, with the medioevale village developed to the feet of a rocca, rises in the locality omonima (m.873 s.l.m.) to approximately 3 km from Pavullo in the Frignano on a full of rocks relief place to the southern extremity of one dorsal driven in boscata that incunea deeply in they of the Scoltenna-Panaro river goes itself. From a part all the pianoro of Pavullo, dall'altra the magnificent natural scene on the valley of the Scoltenna and the Appennine chain, is found all'incrocio of the main roads that connect the Po plain, through the Frignano, to the Tuscany. The castle comes to occupy one exceptional strategic position, not last reason of its historical importance, in one zone of rare landscaped beauty.
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MONTEGIBBIO 's Castle

Via del Castello
Sassuolo, Emilia Romagna, 41049 IT
http://www.montegibbio.it
Since X the century quest'altura turned out fortified, while between i centuries XI and XII the fortilizio it occupied one place of great strategic importance in the chessboards defensive of Matilde di Canossa.
The Owner is the Italian's Goverment. Visitable.
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Montegufoni's Castle

Via Montegufoni, 18
Montespertoli, Toscana, 50025 IT
http://www.montegufoni.it/en/index.html
Castello Montegufoni is situated in the centre of Tuscany near Florence in a ideal position to reach Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, San Gimignano.
The Castle offers you the opportunity for an ideal holiday to discover the artistic treasures of Tuscany.

Way point :
Lat. 43° 40. 25 Nord
Long. 11° 05. 42 Est
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montemagno castle

Via S. G. Bosco 1
Montemagno, Piemonte, ITALY
http://www.comune.montemagno.at.it
The road that climbs from Camaiore to Montemagno through the spectacular Freddana valley allows some magnificent views. Montemagno is a small, pretty village gathered around a church on the road to Lucca. A castle was built here in the Middle Ages and represents a good example for the Camaiore region of what was at the same time an aristocratic residence and a refuge in times of siege. Its outstanding position gave the castle control over the portion of the via francigena connecting Lucca with the Versilia Plain. We don¿t now exactly when the castle was erected; however, documents
From the archives mention it as early as 1099.
Excavation probes suggest that the palace stood at the top, where only the remains of some outer walls can be seen.


state of conservation:
The remains of the castle can be seen on a hillock above Montemagno and have been restored by the owner. Part of the walls and the façade of the church consecrated to S. Bartolomeo are preserved.
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Mounth Ursino 's Castle

The castle of Noli on the coast has a special historical significance: dating from the period of the Saracen incursions (ninth-tenth century), it was taken over by Marchese Enrico il Guercio of the Del Carretto family in the middle of the twelfth century. Originally ringed by walls that defended the hill with two arms sloping from the bastion down to the sea, only the western section is still in a perfect state of preservation, with a long stretch of battlements and numerous semicircular towers.
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Musei Mazzucchelli

Viale della Resistenza
Mazzano, Lombardia, 25080 IT
www.museimazzucchelli.it
E-mail: info@museimazzucchelli.it
The Villa is sited in Ciliverghe in a strategic position between Brescia and the Garda lake, has been declared national monument. Its cultural and artistic value has been improved by the scenographic “pronao”, unique in the whole regional territory, with an evident influence of the “palladian” style, for whose construction had been used six columns coming from the ancient church of San Pietro de Dom. The tympanum is decorated by the statues of Minerva, Diana and Apollo, probably belonging to Antonio Callegari, while the roof is limited by two obelisks. The construction and decoration of the villa are due to Federico Mazzucchelli and his son Gianmaria, famous man of literature of the XVIIIth century. In 1772 Federico Mazzucchelli purchased the XVIth century house of the noble family Maggi, adding it the central body and the western part. The son Gianmaria led the works to the end at the end of 1753. Apart the villa, it is possible to visit the fashion and image museum, together with the corkscrew museum.
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New Castle ( Maschio Angioino )

piazza municipio
Naple, , Italy
www.museionline.it
Between the 1279 and 1284 Carl of Angiò it gives assignment to Pierre de Chaule to construct the fortress destined to become the new residence of the monarchs. The castle dominates the pianeggiante zone that will shortly become hinge of the urbanistico development and the political, administrative and military power of the city.
Timetables Every day hours from hours 9,00 to hours 19.00; Sunday from hours 9,00 to 14,00 hours 1 January and 25 closed Decembers Prices EUR 5,00 Adults Free income for the citizens of the European Union under the 18 and over the 65 years Free Income with Campania Artecard The ticket office closes an hour before dell' timetable of closing of the Museum
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Novara 's Castle

Piazza Martiri
Novara,
http://www.castellodinovara.it/
The castle was built in 1357 during the reign of Galeazzo Visconti and on the site of a 13th century fortress. From 1472 onwards, with the intervention of the Sforza family, the castle was entirely renovated by architect Bartolomeo Gadio, going on to assume the austere and solid appearance it still retains today.
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Odescalchi's Castle

Via Gregorio VII, 368
Roma, Lazio, 00165 IT
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Palace's Marchionale

17042 Pontinvrea SV
Pontinvrea, Liguria, IT
The palace of the marchesi, now the town hall, is a porticoed building from the seventeenth century.
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Palazzo Baronale Di Marzo

Via Gaetano Di Marzo, 2b
Tufo, Campania, 83010 IT
http://www.cantinedimarzo.it/eng/azienda-e.htm
Belonged from XVII the Century to the Family of March, that it has carried out a great activity in the agricultural field, mining and political. The structure is in phase of complete recovery.
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Palazzo Contucci

Piazza Grande, 13
Montepulciano, Toscana, 53045 IT
http://www.residenzecontucci.it/homeeng.htm
Palazzo Contucci is an exclusive historical residence overlooking Piazza Grande in Montepulciano, one of the most enchanting and appreciated Renaissance squares, just in the heart of Tuscany.
The front of the building, its courtyard and its rooms are an example of the pure style of Tuscan Renaissance in the particular manner of Antonio Sangallo the Elder; the “Salone delle Feste”, on the other hand, has been painted by Andrea Pozzo, it is a clear example of the Baroque and its wonders. Palazzo Contucci gives you the opportunity to go through four centuries of history among the Renaissance architecture, the old style furniture, the frescoes and the old wine cellars extending underground inside the medieval town walls.
Palazzo Contucci is strategically located near Siena and Pienza, 120 km far from Florence and 180 km far from Rome. The place is unique in Italy for cultural and naturalistic itineraries and for gastronomic and wine tours.
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Palazzo Gonzaga Guerrieri

Via Beata Paola, 15
Volta Mantovana, Lombardia, 46049 IT
www.comune.volta.mn.it
E-mail: turismoecultura@comune.volta.mn.it
Built by order of the wife of Ludovico Gonzaga, Barbara, during the second half of 1400, is the result of various works of reconstruction which have suited the building to the changing needs of the utilizers during the various historical ages. The original structure is still visible together with the successive works made by the Guerrieri family who stayed there until 1800 and enriched it by means of decorations and the garden. In the XIX century the Palace come back to Gonzaga di Vescovato family, cadet branch of the most famous Mantova owners and in the 1992 it became site of Volta Mantovana’s Municipality. After a period during which was let fall into decay, the Palace has been recently restored in order to show the various interventions made during several centuries, and opened to visitors becoming a cultural center involving the life of the village.
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Palazzo Marchesale del Balzo

Piazza Regina Elena
Cervinara, Campania, 83012 IT
www.palazzomarchesale.it
laurapdb@gmail.com
The building rises imposing, on the side north of the great public square Queen Elena the plant dominates and it for the entire length of approximately 90 mt is to C with great court centers them the fourth side of the rectangular court is closed for half from the country house, annexed originally to the palace, and for half from a wall with the income to the rear garden. The palace is constituted from two parts, easy distinguibili in facade: the left wing of who watches, is more ancient and laughed them to the 1581 that to right, higher and more recent it is than great beauty. It was constructed in the first half of seventeenth sec. from Francisco Caracciolo.
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Palazzo Neri

Fauglia, Toscana, IT
http://www.palazzoneri.it/home.htm
In the heart of the garden of Italy just 20 km from the cities of Pisa, Lucca and Livorno and 70 km from Florence, lies the ancient borgo of Fauglia , sitting upon the hill on which it has developed over the centuries.
Here proudly rises the historic palazzo Neri dating from the 18th century. The building has kept its character intact and one can still admire the impressive vaulted entrance , arches embellished with ‘stucchi veneziani' stairways in ‘pietra sirena' and ceilings of who's beams and joists are of solid oak with ‘ terracotta' brickwork. There are four rooms reserved for guests complete with authentic period furniture and satellite TV. Two are on the ground floor ‘dependance' , and two on the upper ‘ piano nobile' .
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Palazzo Salis

Tirano, Lombardei, ITALY
E-mail: itasuisse@libero.it
Tirano palace, one of the most important of Valtellina, presents late XVIth century facade, limited by two towers and with a “barocco” central portal made on a project of Vignola. At the entrance there is a portico leading to the suggestive garden “all’italiana”. Inside the palace, the Scalone is very interesting, together with the Salone d’Onore and the so-called Saloncello. The longe has a ceiling with frescoes of the XVIIIth century probably belonging to the artist Cucchi. The Saloncello has a very interesting fresco, of the XVIIIth century and a barocco fireplace, with decorations representing the weapons of the families Salis and Wolkenstein. Nowaday, the are two lounges opened to the public, that overlook an ancient courtyard, called “Corte dei Cavalli”.
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Palazzo Torri

Via S. Eufemia 5 Nigoline
Brescia, Lombardei, ITALY
www.infranciacorta.bs.it/torri

It has been built in the heart of the Franciacorta region and it is located amongst the morenic hills of the Iseo's Lake, famous for its vineyards. The original construction was erected in the 17th century to protect the proprietors from the frequent incursions of the bandits. Today it is inhabited and it appears as a very nice place called "villa di delizie", with the original furniture and the decorations of the eighteenth century. Paolina Torri Calegari, at the end of the nineteenth century, was the promoter of an artistic coterie which gave ospitality to very famous persons such as Carducci, Fogazzaro, Lembach, Zanardelli and Bonomelli's bishop. Torri's Palace is still today a center of cultural activities, thanks to the activity of the Cortefranca Cultural Association.
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Palazzo Vertemate Franchi

Piuro Di Chiavenna
Sondrio, Lombardei, ITALY
www.valchiavenna.com
E-mail:consorzioturistico@valchiavenna.com
The Vertemate Franchi Palace is situated in the Prosto di Piuro locality within only two kilometres from Chiavenna, in Val Bregaglia: the economy of the small village became thriving thanks to both trade with central European countries and the manufacturing of the green stone. Built in the second half of the sixteenth-century by the brothers Guglielmo and Luigi Vertemate Franchi, representatives of one of the richest families who used to make thriving business, this is the only building to escape the landslide of 1618, which flooded the village and many inhabitants. The palace is a very beautiful masterpiece of the Renaissance immersed in a charming environment, which provides real life story of a sixteenth-seventeenth-century aristocratic family. The front of the palace is simple and essential, surrounded by light and functional spaces as well as the Italian garden with the fishpond and the double exedra-shaped banister. Besides there is the orchard, the vineyard, the chestnut wood at the back of the palace and a succession of country and simple buildings for running of the farms which used to be carried out at the estate as: the press, the cattle sheds and the ice-house. Inside the palace, the walls and the arched ceilings are richly painted with frescos representing large scenes and mythological figures, especially based on the Ovid’s metamorphosis. Stüe* and embroidered ceilings are certainly the wonders of the palace. By visiting each single room you can feel the atmosphere of the ancient times. Unfortunately we do not know the names of the architects who designed and created the palace; even the artists who made the wonderful wooden ceilings are unknown. (N.d.T.) *Stüe rooms covered by wood)
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Panzano 's Castle

Via Nino Bixio
Panzano Mo, Italy, IT
Of probable roman and developed origin in barbaric age, remembered in several documents to leave from the XI° Panzano century it was lordship of the Firidolfi and for centuries it was the popoloso center of the Alloy of Val di Greve. Consequently also it was fortified and this affirmation is confirmed from the remarkable rests of the castle that was constructed, probably from the Ricasoli Firidolfi little after those of Montegrossi and Brolio, around the cassero ones of feudale age. Some historical dates: from the 1260 Panzano it comes been involved in the wars between Florence and Siena (with consequent endured pillage to work of the Senesi), in 1397 it comes attacked from the conduct Viscontee troops from Alberico from Barbiano and in 1478 it endures l'assedio combined from part of the Senesi and of theirs it allies to you Neapolitan.
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pavone castle

Via Ricetti
Pavone Canavese, Piemonte, 10018 IT
http://www.castellodipavone.com/
info@castellodipavone.com
The 'Castello di Pavone' is 500 mts. far from the Ivrea exit on the motorway and easily reachable and visible from there. It is considered as one of the most The hotel, rigorously four stars, offers very charming rooms and suites. The furniture have been suitably chosen to guarantee an unforgettable warm and delicious hospitality.
Equipped with the best conveniences such as mini-bar service, colour TV with satellite antenna and air conditioning for a pleasant and memorable stay. A business affair centre is on hand of our guests; it allows to have an Internet access, a fax service and a multilingual secretarial staff.
beautiful monuments of the artistic heritage of our Country. The photographic images cannot portray its natural beauty and its fairy-tale and spectacular effects. This marvellous castle offers a great emotion to its visitors with its fascinating and poetical aspect. Its strong and fabulous exterior walls have been built between the IX and the XIV century; in the inner courtyard stands a beautiful Romanesque little Church, built in the 850 ,with its two Roman tombs which dates back to the 4th and 5th century b.C., built for the two ancestors. The castle boasts a suggestive interior courtyard paved with carved stones and a beautiful mistery well
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PESCHICI' S CASTLE

Recinto Baronale
Peschici, Puglia, 71010 IT
http://www.comune.peschici.fg.it
The Castle came built up in the medieval period with the scope to defend the territory from the enemy invasions. In the years of the vicerè Spanish, the Castle came mainly fortified in order to contrast the Turkish threats and came encircled from the so-called Baronial Fencing, walls that the constructions enclosed all.
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Pia Fortress

Piazza Matteotti
Tivoli, Lazio,
Command by Pope Pius II, from which it took its name, and an almost perfect example of architectural transition, between the feudal castle and Renaissance military stronghold. Begun in 1461, was completed after a suspension of work, evident in the asymmetry in the height of towers
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Piccolomini 's Castle

Balsorano, Abruzzo, IT
http://www.regione.abruzzo.it
The castle is placed on the top of a height near the left river of the Liras river, in proximity of Goes them Roveto, in beautifulst the landscaped context. Therefore as they admire today, it was erected, on the foundations of an other ancient and diruta structure, from Antonio Piccolomini, grandson of Pope Pio II, around to year 1460, than of it it assumed also the barony. The Piccolomini stopped the possession of the fine castle at the beginning of 1700 when the family extinguished itself and the barony of Balsorano passed under the dominion of the baron Head, roman nobleman whose descendants riapparentarono, later on, with the Piccolomini descendants. From Testa-Piccolomini, the castle and the lands before passed to the French possidente Carl Lefebvre, then to don Pedro Alvarez of the Toledo, marquis of Casafuerte, until 1929, when they came acquires to you from the Fiastri-Zannelli family, which, of it maintain still the property. The imposing building introduces like one poderosa structure in stone, equipped of several doors of access, di.le which the main one is raggiungibile on foot from the rigoglioso park. It has a irregular pentagonal plant with circular towers to the angles and rear coronamento, than of it they emphasize still the ancient military function. More incline instead to dictates me of the dwelling gentilizia is the elegant courtyard to "L" with sink to the center, embellished from arched double lancet windows and. The inner spaces are in part alter to you from the restoration carried out in years thirty of XX the century, as a result of the devastating earthquake of 1915, but still conserves antichi elements of great suggestion. The castle of Balsorano, property of the Fiastri-Zannelli family, today is managed from the Society of the Castles of Italy, on model of the castles of France and England, and has been transformed in a hotel-restaurant. Information: Hotel Castle of Balsorano, tel. 0863-951236
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Pio ' s Palace

Piazza Martiri
Carpi, Emilia Romagna, 41012 IT
www.palazzodeipio.it
Email: musei@carpidiem.it
The noble apartment, that it constitutes the more prestigious part of the Museum of the Palace, opens to the public to December 2006. The atmospheres introduce a new distance of visit that develops to two plans of reading parallels and integrated. From a part the decorations frescoed on the walls of know them, dated between the half of the 1400's and the first years of the 1500's, are work of Giovanni of Sega and Bernardino Loschi, painters of court of Devout Alberto III are exposed the works of the museale collection Here realized from the two painters and of other kind, but relative to the rinascimentale culture to Carpi.
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Piovera castle

Piovera, Piemonte, IT
Big construction puts into effect them castle of Piovera is one in which they melt the ancient one together and the modern one. It is the result of radical transformations, happened in the course of the centuries, of the ancient "Castrum Pioperae", cited in manuscripts to leave from X the century. The origins of the castle go back to the times of Carl Magno and its function was - nearly that one to only guarantee the emergency of the near ways of communication and protect the populations of the zone from pregifts. Later on the fortress was outpost of the feudo local, to the border with existing warlike others feudi on the opposite side of the Tanaro river. The original structure of the fortilizio, only been born with requirement of solidity and military efficiency, came totally renew in the course of the centuries, to second of the enforced necessities. In particular during the period of the Spanish domination (the 1500-1600) work of transformation of the fort was radical, having itself to adapt it to residence. The Spanish feudatari of the lineages of De Santez, Guzman and Homodei placed you hand at first, then the Balbi of Genoa, successory they. Many restorations and modifications to the structures of the Castle became necessary also in consequence of the war destructions of the century seventeenth. Several times it was occupied militarily: to made the greater damages they were the franc-savoiardi, which, in November 1653, for nine days plundered it and finally they united set afire it to the houses of the village. Between the works building of the remained Castle the only one in part to the state of origin is the tower situated in theSud-Est angle: around to 1950 it threatened to distruction in the body centers them and to collapse.
Open:1° May; Sunday from 20 May to 29 October 2006; all the year on reservation for groups close:on sunday 9 July; 13-20-27 August; 15 August; Timetable: 15,30-19,00
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Princess 's Castle

Via Galileo Galilei
Meran, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39012 IT
In the Middle Ages the castle it came used from the Principles of the Tirolo.It rises nearly to the center of the city, in the vicinities of the characteristic Via of You carry to us, to little steps from the palace of the Town hall. More than a castle, it is a graceful and typical merlata construction, whose shape puts into effect them it must to the transformation and restoration works that, in 1480, l'arciduca Sigismondo the "ricco" it executed to that construction that already more du a century before, Enrico di Boemia, conte of Tirolo, it had adapted to principesca dwelling. This castle is one of most complete and better conserved dell'Alto Adige
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Real Palace

Via Balbi, 10
Genova, Liguria, 16126 IT
http://www.palazzorealegenova.it/
The "Galleria of Reale" Palace; it is a museum-residence: in fact of a dwelling of great prestige conserve the nature, the furnishings, the works d'arte, the objects d'uso. Its eccezionalità is, beyond that in the extraordinary importance of pictures and frescoes, nell'ottimo be conservativo dell'Appartamento, reached in first years twenty the Federal property of the State without to have endured substantial removals in the furnishings and then gradually restored from the two Soprintendenze from Liguria with sages and calibrates participations to you of its decorative apparatus and the collections. E', therefore, one "casa", of which it can be still felt the breath and the vitalità, than with satisfaction we introduce the more and more numerous and interested visitors. In order to accompany we have them in the last years predisposed some initiatives: the guided visits, l'apparato didactic of know them and one small guide of the Gallery.
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Real Palace

Via Balbi, 10
Genova, Liguria, 16126 IT
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Relais Borgo Santo Pietro

Chiusdino, Toscana, IT
www.borgosantopietro.com
info@borgosantopietro.com
Opening on April 2008, Relais Borgo Santo Pietro, a 13th century relais set in 13 acres of enchanting gardens, has been lovingly restored into a private luxury retreat in the Tuscan village of Palazzetto nestled in the Valle Serena near Siena and Florence.
Historically a resting place for pilgrims on route to Rome, today behind Relais Borgo Santo Pietro’s secluded ornate steel gates, the cypress lined path leads guests to contemporary hospitality steeped in antiquity offering ultimate quality with the personal touch for a truly exclusive escape.
Elegant and sympathetically designed interiors and grounds show passionate attention to detail and meld with timeless charm to give a refreshingly relaxed and intimate environment.
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Resort Pirano

Salinera , Pirano, Slovenia
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ROCCA ALBORNOZ

Via Feronia
Narni, Umbria, 05035 IT
Situated in the southern part of the Umbria, Narni is a splendid rich history city defended on a limestone cliff spur that dominates the Black river. Considered the geographic center of Italy, in surface conserve a richest accumulated artistic patrimony in shakes it history years, reveals the past of an entire region, from the Etruschi to the Middle Ages, passing for the Roman.

Per informazioni
IAT del Comprensorio Ternano
Via Cassian Bon, 4
05100 Terni
E-mail: info@iat.terni.it
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Rocca di Bergamo

Piazza Mercato del Fieno, 6
Bergamo, Lombardia, 24129 IT
E-mail:museostorico@bergamoestoria.it
www.bergamoestoria.it
The modern structure of the rock was made between 1331 and 1336, a dungeon with a rectangular base, with four square towers around the corners, linked together with walkways and with ghibelline battlement. The complex was finished by Azzone Visconti, that overtakes the city in 1332. It was the beginning of a 96 years-long hard dominion of the Visconti family over the area. In 1814, with the arrival of the Austrians in Lombardia , the rock becomes one of the quarter of the troops charged with the control of the area. The liberation of Bergamo from the Austrians, made by Garibaldi on the 8th of June 1859, is the entrance of the town into the Italian territory. In 1927 the nearby park was dedicated to the soldiers dead during the First World War, considered in a way the forth independence war. During the following years inside the ex school of bombardiers takes place the Museum of the Risorgimento, enlarged after the Second War with a section dedicated to the Resistance
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Roncade castle-B&B

Via Roma, 141
Roncade, Veneto, 31056 IT
http://www.castellodironcade.com
info@castellodironcade.com
The ‘Castello di Roncade’ is one of the best example of rural culture found in Venetian society. Situated in a picturesque town found in the Treviso province a few minutes from the Veneto province.
Entering the ‘Castello di Roncade’ immerses you into a fairly tale like environment. The majestic complexity of it’s features capture perfectly a time gone by. The main fortifications have stood the test of time well. Found between the town Church and the historical center of Roncade, it is the only Venetian Villa found with in medieval walls. The walls seem to embrace the vast gardens. A moat, similar to those found in stories from the times of knights, embraces the medieval walls with its splendid features. At each of the four corners you have the four towers that dominate the landscape, while at the entrance you see the two donjons that have the double sided eagle of the Giustinian.
In a short period of time the ‘Castello di Roncade’ has made a name for itself even as a site for holding wedding parties, exhibitions and all kids of events. From conferences to weddings the ‘Castello’ offers large conference rooms in a warm and elegant environment set along the wine ambiance that lends itself to formal or informal events. These rooms have already been used with the collaboration of a variety of caterers and agencies that can adapt to whatever the requirement from the guests. The facilities are suited for four types of events: the covered arcade, two large rooms above the wine cellar or the large and elegant main room of the Villa. A large area of the ancient wine cellar is able to hold up to 200 guests. Here have been hosted events and parties by famous guests that have made Roncade known in international and world wide newspapers and fashion or culinary magazines. The natural beauty and historical value that is found in the buildings set a framework for an ideal and unforgettable setting. In the end the wine may not be the only attraction one can find at the ‘Castello di Roncade’.It may be seen as negative in defining the experience and hospitality found at the ‘Castello di Roncade’ as just a Bed and Breakfast. The high quality and professionalism found at the ‘Castello’ gives and extremely comfortable setting, making even the most critical of guests feel ‘at home’. Everything has been chosen and selected with the highest level of style and elegance. At the heart of the decoration and style is the Baroness Ilaria Ciani Bassetti herself, wife of Vincenzo and mother to Claudio. Even the breakfast buffet gives the guests the perfect opportunity to taste the local culinary products.

The apartments found at this medieval sight are all equipped with modern furnishings. In winter the central heating keeps the apartments at a warm and pleasant temperature, while in summer the thick walls of the towers themselves keep the apartments naturally cool. Whichever season you select, the enchantment of the ‘Castello’ will take you through a visit in time.
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Rossena ' s Castle-Ostello

Canossa, Emilia Romagna, IT
http://www.castellorossena.it
info@castellorossena.it
Only matildico castle never destroyed. It made part of cerchia defensive the more inner one of the castle of Canossa, heart of the feudo matildico. In century XI it belonged to Bonifacio di Canossa, and in XIII the century it was confiscated from From Correggio that held until the 1612, when it passed the ducato one of Parma and in the first half of XIX the century it accommodated duchessa Luigia Maria of Austria, then mrs. of these lands.
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ROSSI FORTRESS OF SAN SECONDO

Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 12
San Secondo Parmense, Emilia Romagna, 43017 IT
EMAIL: turismo@comune.san-secondo-parmense.pr.it - cortedeirossi@supereva.it
WEB SITE: www.cortedeirossi.supereva.it - www.geocities.com/athens/8263
From medieval fortress to magnificent Renaissance residence, it was home to one of the most illustrious families of the Parma region. The magnificence of the fortress is equal to that of the Medici and Gonzaga courts (families who were closely linked to the lineage of San Secondo), thanks to artistic works by students of Giulio Romano, and by Baglione, Samacchini, Bertoja, Procaccini and Paganino. The magnificent Sala delle Gesta Rossiane celebrates the feats of the Rossi family; the tale of the Golden Ass, in 17 panels, is magical and unique; there are moving allegorical examples based on myths and fables, the latter underscored by pertinent aphorisms. The spectacular array of frescoes are still perfectly preserved.PATH OF VISIT: Courtyard of honour, "residential" rooms, "delegation" rooms, Room of the Rossian Exploits, medieval archaeological itinerary.

SERVICES: Guided tours in foreign language by booking, book-shoop.
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Rude of Castle's Del Carretto

The thirteenth-century castle of Carretto, stands on a hill north of Dego. The whole structure is still visible today part of the walls. The castle was now destined for military use and for short periods as a noble residence. Until the fourteenth century was the seat of the Marquis brand of Ponzone, lord of Giusvalla
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Rude's castle

The first official document which is cited in the village of Stella goes back to 1170. At that time the village was a fief of the family of Clavesana, who built, around the thirteenth century, a castle with high walls and extensive ruins of which remain only in the San Gregorio.
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Rude's Castle of Crena Varigotti point

On the promontory of Punta Crena stand the remains of the ancient castle built by the Del Carretto, destroyed in 1341 by the Genoese, who also filled up the harbor.
http://www.finalborgo.it/varigotti.asp?voce=Varigotti&lng=ted
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Ruderi 's Castle

In San Michele the castle that belonged to the bishops of Albenga and the Marquises Del Carretto must have been very impressive, judging from the ruins on top of the cliff.
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San Giorgio castle - hotel

Via Cavalli d'Olivola, 3
San Giorgio Monferrato, Piemonte, 15020 IT
http://www.castellodisangiorgio.it
info@castellodisangiorgio.it
Welcome to “Castello di San Giorgio”, ancient dwelling rising on the mountain which overlooks the village and embraces the beautiful view of the nice Monferrato hills and its vineyards.

This noble country residence, result of a wise renovation, has now turned into a welcoming and elegant “relais chateau”.

The refined look of the environment and the restaurant cuisine, which values the authenticity and flavours of the most genuine tradition of Monferrato, will surely capture you.

Only six kilometres away from Casale Monferrato, “Castello di San Giorgio” restaurant hotel will provide you with the warm welcome, hospitality, flavour and sobriety of the past time.
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San Giovanni's Castle

http://www.comunefinaleligure.it/pagina.asp?id=91
Higher up, beyond the Porta Mezzalama, stands the castle of San Giovanni, a mishmash of Medieval and Spanish architecture which looks stunning when lit up at night.
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San Marco Castle -Hotel

Contrada San Marco
Calatabiano, Sicilia, 95011 IT
http://www.castellosanmarco.it
E-mail: info@castellosanmarco.it
Ignazio Sebastiano Cruyllas, Prince of Palagonia, continuing his father's work even more eagerly, went along with the estate's and infrastructures' economic organisation.
Within this project, in 1689 he started the construction of a warehouse and of a new residence on the beach of Calatabiano, where there was a water well, after which the district of "Acquicella" was called.
For Calatabiano the importance of a new way out to the sea was such that for the building of the new port of call, Ignazio Gravina spent more than 1110 onze out of the 1690 which he had altogether spent for new buildings and for the purchase of other existing ones within the State of Caltabiano.
This residence, with the outbuildings, was not to be considered as the main building of a factory farm, but as the commercial vital core of a composite economic system, comprising a very wide hinterland.


With an obligation act dated 30th January 1689, the masters Francesco Liuzzi, Giannetto Leonardo, Mario Panebianco e Giovanni Arcidiacono from Acireale committed themselves with the Prince of Palagonia, Ignazio Sebastiano Cruyllas for the construction of the Prince's residence. The masters Flavettas from Acireale undertook the realisation of the residence and the warehouse lava carvings. Quite certainly, the buildings construction was not attained according to project drawings, but on the basis of an outline by the Flavettas and of the Princes wishes.
The main building of the complex, consisting of the warehouse and the large manor house was completed in less than two years, as shown by the receipts made out by the stonecutters Francesco e Filippo Flavetta in December 1690 on the doors and windows lava intaglios.


The amount of works Ignazio Sebastiano Gravina had built to the year previous to his death, are described in a detailed report dated November 1693.
Actually, the residence itself in that period was rather different, as shown by the documents of that time. The tongs-shaped internal main stair did not exist and only two out of the present four turrets at the corner of the house were there, the ones at the south-east and south-west edges. The horizontal load-bearing structures between the ground floor and the first floor, now constituted by masonry vaults, were originally in wood.
Where now the eastern prospect's and the turrets' cornice, decorated with elegant small vases and volutes, is, there was a classic cornice in the style of the monastic Capuchin. The building complex at the port of Acquicella, did not suffer serious damage by the earthquake of 9th and 11th January 1693. In 1664, Ferdinando Gravina, son of Ignazio Sebastiano, had new buildings added to the ones already existing.


In 1697, the Church of S. Antonio da Padova was built and still exists by the house, although partially collapsed.
A brief report of 1718 described the additions and adjustments Ferdinando Francesco Gravina had carried out. The report also account for the other two turrets "garite" he had added to the "big farmhouse" on the northern side, facing the two already existing.


In 1736, the formally most interesting element of the complex, the feudal residence with the four angular turrets, seemed not to have a pleasing look, since in an estimate report of the same year, related to the factories the Prince had built, the experts claim that the turrets had to be modified.

It seems that Ignazio Sebastiano III, succeded to Ferdinando Francesco in 1737, did not get any works done and that Ferdinando Francesco Gravina ed Alliata, invested with the Princedom and Lordship of Calatabiano in 1747, gave the residence its definitive lay-out, having the tongs-shaped main stair built and the cornice adorned with small vases and vaults.
The main stair had been certainly long built , when in 1774 the estate of Calatabiano was granted to Antonio Abadotto, former governor. The grant, as shown in the related receipt, involved all the Prince of Palagonia's residences, that along with the other described buildings, appeared to be wanting maintenance or was even falling down. In 1856, the residence along with the warehouse and a large surrounding estate were granted to the Baron Pasquale Pennisi. The Pennisis gave the buildings their present lay-out.

Amongst the most interesting nineteenth century variations, to be mentioned is the building of the millstone and the cellar south of the residence (in the area where the warehouse was), of several houses for workers accommodation and of a high surrounding walls and gate.
The restoration works were completed on 3rd June 1879, the date indicated on the cellar's external northern wall. A large through arch was realised between the cellar and the residence, in order to hold up a terrace for the use of the manor house.
In the most recent years, the building and the surrounding ground has been used as a hotel, which has avoided the alteration of the ancient structure and at the same time has given travellers and connoisseurs the chance to know this wonderful and unique model of Sicilian baroque architecture.

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sangiorgio castle

Via Piave, 4
San Giorgio Canavese, Piemonte, 10090 IT
http://www.castellosangiorgio.it/
e-mail: info@castellosangiorgio
The Castle of the Counts of Biandrate at San Giorgio Canavese comprises a series of buildings, most of which were built during medieval times for defensive purposes. Standing on a rocky outcrop above the town, it was designed as a military fortress but was rebuilt several times over the centuries and only acquired its current layout during the 18th century.In fact, although the castle was restored and acquired various improvements during the 17th century, resulting in its being described as "extremely fine and very beautiful" in the Theatrum Sabaudiae, the most important changes were not made until 1726 to coincide with the marriage of Marquis Ferdinando di San Giorgio to Marquise Vicarel de Fleury. From May to September the castle is open at weekends and holidays from 3 to 5 p.m.

Visits at all other times must be booked. Tel. 0124 32429


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sannazzaro castle ( b&b)

via Roma, 5. città, provincia e CAP, Giarole (AL) - 15036.
Giarole, Piemonte, ITALY
http://www.castellosannazzaro.it
info@castellosannazzaro.it
A castle constructed at the end of the 12th century by four knights belonging to the Sannazzaro family after having received a royal charter from the Emperor Federico Barbarossa in 1163.
The charter was modified during various epochs and in particular in the 18th century and from 1854 to 1857.
Nevertheless to this day the property still belongs to the Sannazzaro family.
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SANVITALE FORTRESS OF FONTANELLATO

Piazza Matteotti
Fidenza, Emilia Romagna, 43036 IT
EMAIL: info@fontanellato.org
WEB SITE: www.fontanellato.org
It rises, enchanting and suggestive, at the centre of the village; surrounded by a wide moat, it contains a precious treasure, one of the masterpieces of Italian Mannerism, the room painted by Parmigianino in 1524 depicting the myth of Diana and Actaeon. The aristocratic apartment of the Sanvitale counts, who held the fortress until 1948, is still intact, with furniture and furnishings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, portraits of various members of the family and frescoes and paintings by Felice Boselli. The piazza still retains the charm of the Po Valley village, and from the ‘Camera Ottica’ it is still possible to secretly observe life there, as the fortress governors once did, thanks to an ingenious system of lenses and prisms.
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Savoia Castle

Gressoney-saint-jean, Valle d'Aosta, ITALY
Monuments of historical interest - Gressoney Saint Jean - Are thanks to the presence of Daisy of Savoia, spouse of Umberto and the Queen of Italy, that the tourist development of Gressoney between the the 800 end of and the beginning of ` the 900 has happened. The first stay of the monarch laughed them to 1889, but already to the half of the century its passionate father hunter came to hunt the ai to the feet of ghiacciaio of the Lys in company of the baron Antonio Beck Peccoz. The Queen always very received gives it local population made every return year to Gressoney during the summery months, and during gressonari stays she loved to wear local the popular custom. The castle of Queen Margherita rises to the feet of the Hill of the Ranzola, puts down it of the first stone happened with one solemn ceremony 24 August 1899. The architect Emilio Stramucci planned a castle in described medieval style from the guides coeve like "Lombardic style of century XV, much in use in the mezzodì of France and especially in the Savoia, donde they were original the Savoia reigning". The castle is constituted from a nucleus centers them of rectangular shape which five cuspidate turrets are placed side by side. The outside is covered in stone from coming from grey cut from Gressoney, Gaby and Vert. The painter and restorer Carl Cussetti realized paintings ornament them. Between the dependencies it detaches the Villa Lookout. The visit distance is divided in two parts: the flat land and the noble plan. The first one is constituted from a main income that introduces in an immense entrance hall, on a side they are found knows them from game and the salotti to them from stay. On the opposite side it is opened knows it it from lunch, rich decorated. The noble plan is opened with grifoni and eagles that leads to the preceded real apartments from an entrance hall. The privileged position sure occupies it the apartment of the Queen, from the windows it can be admired in all the its splendor the Mount Rose and the entire valley. The contiguous apartment was destined to hereditary prince Umberto, and from the opposite part of the entrance hall they are situates the apartments to you of the King and the checkers of company of the Queen and the King. Opening: anniversary Phone 0125/355396 Timetable of visit: 01-03 to the 31-05 09h30 - 12h00/ 13h30 - 17h00 (closed thursdays) 09h30 - 12h00/ 13h30 - 18h00 (Sunday and festive) 01-06 to 30-06 and 01-09 to the 30-09 9h00 - 18h30 01-07 to the 30-09 9h00 - 18h30 01-10 to the 28-02 10h00 - 12h00/ 13h30 - 16h30 (closed thursdays) 10h00 - 12h00/ 13h30 - 17h30 (Sunday and festive) Rate: 3,00? Reductions: 2,00? comitive at least 30 paid, military persons in university uniform and students; Free income for persons who have completed sessantacinquesimo the year of ages, persons that have not completed the eighteenth year of age and all the school peoples..
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Scandeluzza 's Castle

Via Scandeluzza, 11
Roma, Lazio, IT
http://www.castleofrome.com/rent.htm
This elegant hall is the ideal place for your special evants! Make welcome your private guests in this unique atmosphere.
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Semese ' s Castle

Pavullo nel Frignano, Emilia Romagna, IT
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Spezzano' s Castle

Via del Castello, 12
Fiorano, Emilia Romagna, 41042 IT
http://www.fiorano.it/Turismo/cultura/default.shtm
The fortess it is attested for before the time in the archival historical sources, to year 1228, in one rubrica of the Statutos of the Common one of Modena of 1225, in which, between the others, nomination "I castrate Spezani". The castle, probably already present from the sec. XI, it was inserted in the immense system fortified, constituted from the fortilizi of Rocca S. Maria, Fogliano, Nirano, Tower of the Geese, Fiorano. In these centuries of the low medieval period, under the lordship of "From They break before" and of "From Castle" then, the castle was constituted from shapes works them much simple: a width encircled of walls, along which ergevano the towers, the mastio, some rural house of room, the sink that assured the water refueling in case of I above all besiege and granaries, barns, and warehouses where the deep coming from harvests from the surrounding ones were conserved.
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Talamone Castle

Orbetello, Toscana, IT
The ancient town of Talamone rises on a promontory at the southern extremity of the Uccellina Mountains (national park), settled in a dominant position on the Tyrrenic coast. The site was an important settlement since the ancient times: first Etruscans (traces of the city of Tlamu have been discovered on the 'Talamonaccio' hill in 1888, not too far from the actual suburb) and then Roman. At the end of the last century returned to the light important architectural rests of this age: a pagan temple of the 225 A.C., built in commemoration of the victory [528 AC]of the Roman troops of Attilio Regolo against the Barbarian invaders (these vestiges are now preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Florence), the cemetery of the same battle, graves of the 200 AC, ruins of the thermal baths and, in the nearby valley of the river Osa, rests of a bridge with four arcades.
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Terranova Palace

Loc. Ronti | Morra,
Città Di Castello, Italy, 06010 IT
http://www.palazzoterranova.com/
info@palazzoterranova.com
Palazzo Terranova is an exclusive and luxurious country house hotel nestling in the hills of Umbria. This idyllic, rustic scene has changed little since the late 17th century when the palazzo’s original owners gazed from the romantic Romeo and Juliet balconies. High in the tranquil hills of Umbria, among the most poetic of Italian landscapes, the good life -La Dolce Vita - still reigns.
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THE ROYAL PALACE OF COLORNO

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 26
Colorno, Emilia Romagna, 43052 IT
EMAIL: reggiadicolorno@tiscali.it - antea96@libero.it
A complex and monumental architectural structure with more than 400 rooms, yards and courtyards, the palace is surrounded by the Parma stream, the piazza and the wonderful, recently restored French-style garden. Formerly inhabited by Maria Louisa of Austria, and the Sanseverino, Farnese and Bourbon families, it today houses temporary exhibitions and cultural events. The apartments of the Duke and Duchess and the Sala Grande (Great Hall) are fascinating, as are the neoclassical Chapel of San Liborio, with canvases by renowned artists and the Serassi organ (used during the annual Concert Season), the new apartment of Duke Ferdinand and the Astronomical Observatory.



LOCALITY: Municipality of Colorno, 12 km from Parma

OPENING PERIOD:

all year round



OPENING HOURS:
January and February: Saturday and holidays 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm;
March: weekdays 11am and 3pm, Saturday and holidays 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm;
from April to October: weekdays 11am and 4pm, Saturday and holidays 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm;
November: weekdays 11am and 3pm, Saturday and holidays 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm;
December: saturday and holidays 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm.
Closed Monday (except holidays). Admission by payment. Guided visits only. In other periods, open for groups by reservation only.
The visit itinerary may be subject to variation on the occasion of temporary exhibitions.



PRICE TICKETS: Adults: Euro 6,00
Reduced prices: childrens from 7 to 18 years and adults over 65 years Euro 5,00
Groups: (min.15 persons) Euro 4,00
Schools-childrens: Euro 4,00

CONCESSIONS: reduced price for the possessors of “Card del Ducato”, members of FAI, and university students Euro 5,00

PATH OF VISIT: Noble Floor, Chapel of San Liborio and New Apartment of Duke Ferdinand of Bourbon.

SERVICES:

guided tours in foreign language by booking.


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THE SHELTER OF THE ROCCA HOTEL

Via Antonio Da Rocca Calascio
67020 Calascio Aq, Italy, IT
www.roccacalascio.it
info@roccacalascio.it

Rifugio della Rocca is to be found in a fifteenth century building in the abandoned village of Rocca Calascio. It has a country restaurant, a dormitory for groups of up to 16, and rooms and apartments within other buildings in the village.

You can stay at the Refuge just for the
week-end, or for longer if you want to do some mountain-biking, cross-country skiing, climbing or walking in the National Park.
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Todi's Villa

Todi, Umbria, IT
http://www.villasobrano.com/
The villa itself is a complex of several agricultural buildings that stand around a central main residence. Today the complex of Villa Sobrano is made up of a courtyard, an entrance garden, the garden of the Villa itself, a small chapel and a fortified building erected in the 13th century known as the 'Castello'.
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Torre del Guado

loc. Gricignano 52 caps.
Sansepolcro, Toscana, 52037 IT
Torre del Guado Country House is an impressive stone manor house, , located outside of medieval cities of Anghiari and Sansepolcro, birthplace of the great Piero della Francesca, in panoramic position amidst the green and picturesque landscape of Tuscany, at northeast of Arezzo, close to Umbria .
This charm medieval building, dating back to the 13th century, has been just converted into a warm and refined country holiday villa, furnished of all the benefits of modern technology, available for a relaxing and invigorating holiday in the green landscape of Tuscany, or to use a base to discover the numerous and magnificent cultural and artistic sights nearby.
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Torre Gaia Wine Resort

Traversa I Via Boscocupo
82030 Dugenta Bn, Italy, IT
http://www.torre-gaia.com/resort/homepage.html
mailto:%20resort@torre-gaia.com
Ancient building of 1600 used to hostchild from greatwoman the WOMAN JULIA BENINCASA for the Congregation of Saint Maria of the Aid of Telesino Fat person
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torri del benaco

Torri Del Benaco Verona Lago Di
Garda, Veneto, ITALY
Towers of Benaco, a pearl of the Coast of the lago in province of Verona, grabbed hold of to the hill on which one extends with the medieval village with its "scaligero" castle. The origins go back to the preistory
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TRAMONTANO'S CASTLE

via Castello 1
Matera, MT, 75100 Italy
The Tramontano Castle. The three circular bastions of the Tramontano Castle dominate the city life from the higher point. It came constructed in XV the century for will of the Conte Neapolitan of Matera Gian Carl Tramontano, then killed from a popular putsch in the 1514, tired one with being harried from taxes and you skip.
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Valentino Castle

Corso Massimo Dazeglio Viale Mattioli 39
Turin, Piemonte, null ITALY
Elegant out-of-town residence for the Savoy Dynasty, built in the second half of the 16th century by Emanuele Filiberto.
Enlarged and partially re-built between 1660 and 1670, with design by Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte, for Maria Cristina of France, who preferred it among all residences.
For the World Trade Fair in 1858, its "riverside villa" character was altered, and the city-side front was favored.

Artists from Lugano, and 17th century frescos decorate the "piano nobile" with precious stuccos with historical and mythological subjects. It currently houses the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic in Turin.Hours
Saturdays from 9:30 to 12:00, exclusively upon reservation (groups of 25 or less).
It cannot be visited Monday to Friday, Sunday and holidays.

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Verruca ' s Castle

Via Castel Verruca
39012 Merano Bz, Italy, IT
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Vertemate Franchi's Palace

Piuro Di Chiavenna
Sondrio, Lombardei, ITALY
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Vertine 's Castle

Via del Castello 15
Gaiole in Chianti, Toscana, 53013 IT
http://www.castellovertine.it/english.php
A dive in an ancient culture in the heart of Tuscany and precisely in the "Chianti Classico". A village of white stone that was born around year 1000, surrounded by woods, olive groves and vineyards, immersed in a magical atmosphere of tranquillity. Special attention goes to the swimming pool of irregular shape built with special criteria and with unique panorama, and the works of art inserted into the property- by the owners artists.
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Vescovile's Castle

All that is left of the medieval castle on a square plan, built by the bishop of Savona at a time of conflict with the diocese of Noli, are the ruins of the outer walls, above the town.
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Venezia, Veneto, IT
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Vignanello's Castle

Piazza della Repubblica, 9
Vignanello, Lazio, 01039 IT
http://www.comunedivignanello.eu
In the Viterbese, that it boasts the highest historical world-wide concentration than garden, the garden to the Italian has caught up its maximum expression perhaps and Vignanello represents the more elegant, more sophisticated example and more celebrated all over the world. The property has been formed round to rocca of the friars Benedictines constructed in year 853, when this territory belonged to the Papal State. The first feudataria was Beatrice Farnese in 1531. Five years after, to its dead women, Pope Paul III Farnese confirmed the descendancys to the Ortensia daughter, married to Strains Marescotti. The construction second endured one transformation the Ghibelline architectonic outlines, on design of the Sangallo. The castle therefore as it is looked at today was intentional in the 1610 from the moglie of Marc' Antonio Marescotti, Ottavia Orsini, daughter of the creator of the evocative garden of Bomarzo, that it has left indelebile trace of its love for this place: the own ones begin they and those of its two sons Sforza and Galeazzo, allowing therefore the sure dating of the birth of the garden. In the 1704 castle taken the Ruspoli name, with the obligation to hand on the name and today is still summery residence of the descendants of the same family. The annexed garden accommodates one of more applauds to you parterre of the 1600's; the great pianeggiante and rectangular space is crossed in length and width from four tree-lined avenues, that they define twelve parterre of boxwood aligns to you and squared that they enclose to the center a great bathtub recinta from four arched of balustrades. These "sculptures vegetables", in origin of salvia and rosmarino, confer to the place the clearness of a separated geometric design. Although the changes of style, above all to the fine 1700's with the fashion of the broderies French, the garden has been maintained intact miraculously.
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Vignanello's Castle

Piazza della Repubblica, 9
Vignanello, Lazio, 01039 IT
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VIGNOLA 'S CASTLE

Piazza dei Contrari
Vignola, Emilia Romagna, IT
The profile of the city of Vignola identifies with its celebre Rocca, one of the examples more interesting than fortified architecture of the Region. Cited already in century IX, the tradition it wants it founded from Sant' Anselmo Abbot of Nonantola, like garrison to defense of the territories of the Abbey.
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Villa Aminta - SPA

Verbania, Piemonte, IT
www.villa-aminta.it
E-mail: s.ferraris@villa-aminta.it palazzoamintaspa@villa-aminta.it
The Hotel Villa Aminta is located in the town of Stresa, on the panoramic coastal road that goes to Switzerland, on the piemontese side of the Lago Maggiore.
Lovingly restored by the Zanetta Family following their purchase of the property some five years ago, everything from the spacious and easy to move around in car park, to the warm welcome at the hotel reception by the hotel staff give you an idea of what is instore.
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Villa Baldaccini

Lucca, Toscana, IT
http://www.villabaldaccini.it/en/detail.asp?IDscheda=6
info@villabaldaccini.it
Since 1981 I worked in tourism so ten years ago I decided to change life.
I bought an old villa in the countryside to develop a different work: Villa Baldaccini. My companion Nadia and me dedicated ourselves completely to welcome our guests and try to find out their very personal needs.
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The wonderful spaces of Villa Baldaccini, the silence and our professional support create an high class atmosphere for an unforgettable stay.

Villa Baldaccini is a romantic place to pass a honeymoon or even a magnificent stage to organize a wedding. Close to the villa is situated a chapel and the Villa can be a background for an unforgettable ceremony.
Lucca is not far away for daily excursions to the beach. The exclusive Forte dei Marmi resort in the Versilia the quarries of Carrara where the white marble is produced, Pisa and the cinque terre on the ligurian coast,that you can reach with a ferryboat or walking the “via dell amore ”the road of lovers.
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Villa Bellaria Tamba

Via Bastia Vecchia 120
Lugo, Emilia Romagna, 48022 IT
http://www.villabellariatamba.com
info@villabellariatamba.com
Villa Bellaria Tamba - Exclusive location for events, ceremonies, business meeting
Villa Bellaria Tamba is located in the green countryside near Lugo, in the village of San Bernardino. It is an eighteenth-century villa, at first residency of the Rondinelli noble family, then of the Pasolini earls, and finally the summer residency of the Tamba family, who still hold the propriety in the person of Mrs Tamba. One typical Romagna-style feature is its sobre compactness, although lightened by the mixtilinear decoration of the front door and by the denticular pediment of the central body.
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Villa Buttafava - Le candie

Via Trento, 44
Cassano Magnago, Lombardia, 21012 IT
http://www.villabuttafava.it/
info@villabuttafava.it
The Villa, situated in the very heart of a large park of secular trees and on the top of a woody hill, has been brought back to life, thanks to an accurate restoration which has preserved its nineteenth century style and its original materials. Its sober and elegant rooms, the beautiful wine-cellars with their old brick walls and the large terrace protected by a retractable awing can accomodate up to 200 guests for weddings, parties, meetings, concerts, exhibitions and photographic services. The winter garden with its lemon-house, the chapel, the Observatory and the Nymphaeum overlooks the green geometrical beauty of the Italian garden. The Villa, open all year round, can be easily reached from the motorway A8 Milano - Laghi (exit Busto Arsizio); a parking area for about 70 vehicles is also available.
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Villa Carlotta

Ente Villa Carlotta Via Regina 2
Tremezzo, Lombardei, ITALY
E-mail: entevillacarlotta@tin.it
www.villacarlotta.it
Marvellous high-class residence on the western shore of Lake Como constructed in 1690 by the Milanese banker Giorgio Clerici and donate by the princess Marianna of Nassau, wife of Albert of Prussia, to her daughter Carlotta for her wedding with the Duke of Sassonia Meiningen. Villa Carlotta hosts very important works of art of Canova, Appiani, Hayez and antique furniture, acquired by the Marquis of Sommariva. Really of great value and evocation the landscape garden, realised by the Dukes of Sassonia-Meiningen (19th century), with the well famous azaleas, rhododendra, the bamboo collection and the ancient agricultural tools deposit. The Villa is managed since 1927 by a board called “Ente Villa Carlotta”.
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Villa Casalini

Via del Palazzo, 5
Ozzano dell'Emilia, Emilia Romagna, 40064 IT
http://www.villacasalini.it
info@villacasalini.it
On ending of XVI the century the "Borghetto of the Bridge" was already flourishing, alias "bridge de' Galliums" risen on the poderi yielded from the accounts Strains to the family of the from Bologna notables Galliums, in the point in which the Quaderna torrent s' it intersects with the Stradelli Guelfi. With the aid of the correspondences and registries of the parochial archives of S. Maria of the Quaderna and with the bibliographical support of the volume "Ozzano of the Emilia Cultural Territory and Assets" (Common edition of Ozzano and Institute Cultural Assets), desume that between the buildings of greater relief, there was the today famous construction like Casalini Villa or Ex-Capito Palace it of S. Peter or Palace Dr. Pini of the RR. Understood it of S. Peter, that it evidences in some its you leave characteristic architectonic and structural typical of the coloniche houses of the XV/XVI century. We do not know with certainty if the construction belonged, on ending of 1500 the family Galliums, or if it already were of property of the rich possidenti Pasi. It is sure but that in the 1595 Caspar Pasi and the moglie Ippolita Lions they had jus the patronage on the church of S. Maria of the Quaderna. Which tito it, then, the building has been yielded to the Canonical ones of Understood it of S. Peter, it is not given to know it to us. From the end of XVII the century until the beginning of XIX the such palace it remained of property of the Church. In napoleonica age, on the wake of the expropriation of the ecclesiastical assets, it sets up from Napoleone Bonaparte, the palace came incorporated from the National and sold Federal property, in 1810/1811 to the from Milan citizen Ignazio Morardelli. Between the 1865 and 1880 palace of Ex-Capito it of S. Peter, united to the poderi Prugnola, Casalini House, S. Property Giovanni and Vigna (all former property of Understood it of S. Peter and subsequently of Ignazio Morardelli) turned out of property of Francisco Casalini.
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Villa Costanzo

Via del Saracino
Positano, Campania, 84017 IT
http://www.villacostanzo.com/
email: info@villacostanzo.com
The villa is centrally situated in Positano, just one step far from the best beaches and a little romantic seaport perfect to do excursions to Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples and Salerno.
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Villa Costanzo

Via del Saracino
Positano, Campania, 84017 IT
http://www.villacostanzo.com/
email: info@villacostanzo.com
The villa is centrally situated in Positano, just one step far from the best beaches and a little romantic seaport perfect to do excursions to Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples and Salerno.
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Villa Costanzo

Via del Saracino
Positano, Campania, 84017 IT
http://www.villacostanzo.com/
email: info@villacostanzo.com
The villa is centrally situated in Positano, just one step far from the best beaches and a little romantic seaport perfect to do excursions to Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples and Salerno.
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Villa Costanzo

Via del Saracino
Positano, Campania, 84017 IT
http://www.villacostanzo.com/
email: info@villacostanzo.com
The villa is centrally situated in Positano, just one step far from the best beaches and a little romantic seaport perfect to do excursions to Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples and Salerno.
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Villa Costanzo

Via del Saracino
Positano, Campania, 84017 IT
http://www.villacostanzo.com/
email: info@villacostanzo.com
The villa is centrally situated in Positano, just one step far from the best beaches and a little romantic seaport perfect to do excursions to Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples and Salerno.
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Villa Costanzo

Via del Saracino
Positano, Campania, 84017 IT
http://www.villacostanzo.com/
email: info@villacostanzo.com
The villa is centrally situated in Positano, just one step far from the best beaches and a little romantic seaport perfect to do excursions to Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Naples and Salerno.
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Villa d'Este

Piazza Trento, 1
Tivoli, Lazio, 00019 IT
http://www.villadestetivoli.info
email:villadestetivoli@telekottageplus.com
Villa d’Este, masterpiece of the Italian Garden, is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a much-copied model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles.
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Villa Dell'ombrellino

Piazza di Bellosguardo, 11
Firenze, Toscana, 50124 IT
http://www.villadellombrellino.it/
info@villadellombrellino.it
The origins of the Villa go back to 1372.
Completely restored, respecting the pre-existing architectural design and the most important decorative features of the building, in its centuries of life the Villa has had the singular and unrepeatable destiny of hosting personalities such as Galileo Galilei and the great poet Ugo Foscolo.
In 1815 the Countess Spinelli degli Albizi embelished the garden with a strange metal parasol which gave the Villa its name and by which it is still known to this day.
Far from the congestion of the city traffic, yet less than ten minutes away from the railway station of S. Maria Novella and the airport, the Villa is immersed in a splendid park of over 12.000 sqm and facing one of the world's most suggestive view.Today the Villa dell'Ombrellino comprises a particular prestigious complex which is suitable for a variety of purposes as meetings, presentations exhibitions and fashion shows.
The congress centre composed by some rooms inside the Villa and an auditorium which is separate from the main Villa, offers an efficient organization and specialised services which are an integral part of the centre itself.
The spacious terraces overlooking the incomparable view of Florence are an ideal setting for open air receptions during the summer months.
A large parking inside the Villa is available.
The banqueting service is managed by DONEY RICEVIMENTI.
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Villa Della Certosa

Piazza di Vittorio 6
Gambassi Terme-Firenze, Toscana, 50050 IT
http://www.chiantiturismo.it/en/alberghi-nel-chianti/villa-della-certosa/villa-della-certosa.php
info@villadellacertosa.it
Not all dreams fade away at daybreak.
Villa della Certosa is waiting for you with renovated rooms that have kept all the charm of Art Nouveau architecture. Outdoors, the enchanting Italian formal garden, exclusively reserved for the use of our guests, is an invitation to forget about the world outside. Indoors, you will find an elegant, sunny lounge, while a large terrace with carefully selected deck furniture offers yet another place to enjoy the enchanting landscape.

Your dream of something special and unique will come true in a sophisticated ambience designed just for you: a spa, rooms with private baths and every possible convenience, a junior suite whose large living room and solarium will add to the pleasure of the time you spend here, and an exclusive, completely independent two-room apartment.
At Villa della Certosa you can choose between a bed & breakfast package or just accommodation.
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Villa Ducale

Riviera Martiri della Libertà, 75
Dolo, Veneto, 30031 IT
http://www.villaducale.it
info@villaducale.it
In 1884 a Venetian nobleman by the name of Count Giulio Rocca, built a beautiful country villa on the banks of the River Brenta. The villa was built upon the ruins of an even older villa, erected in the eighteenth century.
The beautiful park that still remains contains statues, trimmed hedges, and its own delightful chapel that all date back to the original property. Villa Ducale is today one of the most prestige Hotels in the Venetian region. It is situated on the embankment of the famous "Riviera del Brenta", a pictoresque place where the flowing river slowly beats time as it passes by the numerous historical venetian mansions. One can live unrepeatable moments residing at this noble residence for business or pleasure where Venice and Padua can be reached in fifteen minutes, visit their universities, museums and stroll around their exciting shopping areas.In fact, today as in the past, hospitality at its best is practised. The Villa has been completely restored and refurbished and patient work has returned it to its antique splendour. The beautiful floors have refound their gleam: precious Murano glass chandeliers and mirrors, original frescoes and stuccoes can be found in every room: from the "Ball Room", which can hold up to 200 people for banquets and meetings, to the "Naviglio Room", appropriate for more reserved meetings. An antique savour enfolds the guests who find themselves in this oasis of tranquillity but at the same time confident to find every comfort. At Villa Ducale excellent service and good taste are provided whatever one chooses to do: relaxing in one of its elegant lounges sipping good wine, or walking along the garden paths admiring splendid sunsets or enjoying a refined meal.
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Villa Farneta

Via del Palazzo
Farneta, Toscana, IT
http://www.villafarneta.com
Villa Farneta is a elegant italian villa from the 17th century. Luxury holiday villa lies in the green hills surrounding Lucca (Tuscany) and provides an ideal environment for relaxation while offering every modern convenience. The owners lived in the Villa for ten years and have recently moved to another house located at the edge of the extensive garden.
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Villa Fenaroli Palace

Via Giuseppe Mazzini
Rezzato, Lombardia, 25086 IT
http://www.hotelvillafenaroli.com/
Splendid Eighteenth century Villa, only 5 km away from Brescia's centre (recomended exit from the A4 motorway Milan-Venice: Brescia Est). Steeped in history, Villa Fenaroli was a private Villa where the aristocratic families from Brescia, Avogadro e Fenaroli, lived for a least four centuries. Now one of the most prestigious Hotel and Congress Centres in Northern Italy. Excellent service and most welcoming atmosphere marked by first-rate comfort at very competitive rates. An ideal place for a unique stay among history, art and culture
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Villa Filangieri

Via Marchese Di Livardi
80030 Livardi Na, Italy, IT
E-mail: eleonorafilangieri@libero.it
The villa has classic Italian gardens consisting of nearly two hectares designed along a slope is organized around orange groves and cypress-lined avenues. In the garden there are filari of Cypresses and other plants like Washingtonie, Magnolie, Lagerstromie, Ippocastano, Roses and other plants that continue up towards the hill. A "Rustic Park" of 15 hectares is used to cultivate hazelnut, walnut and olive trees. Moreover there are also Umbrella Pines, Palms, Larici, Roverelle Lecci and Chestnut trees.
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Villa Fiorenzani

VIA G. MARCONI, 13
Radicondoli, Toscana, 53030 IT
http://www.vecchiomulinofarmhouse.com/eng/la_villa.php
Villa Fiorenzani is immersed in the heart of Tuscany’s famous rolling hills close to Siena, Florence, Pisa and Grossetto. You’ll find it just a few steps from the gorgeous medieval centre of Radicondoli. Villa Fiorenzani comprises the villa beautifully decorated and furnished with every comfort from the lovely garden to the splendid swimming pool. The villa would suit a family or group of friends who will have the entire complex to their disposition i.e. the villa, garden, pool and private car park. The villa offers a wonderful holiday for anybody wanting to get away from it all and spend their time at the art of relaxing naturally with deliciouslocal cooking or taking up erudite artistic excursions .

In fact you can visit the famous cities and tows of art such as: Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Lucca e Volterra, all close by.

What about relaxing in the pool, and enjoying the breeze on a sunny August day, have dinner at sunset with the most marvellous views of the rolling Tuscan hills.
From Colline Metalliferous to Chianti and from the towers of San Gimignano to the Apennines.

You have beautiful walks on foot or on horse back on one of the many enchanting “ white roads”, take a dip in the cool rivers or treat yourself to some pampering at the thermal springs, or a game of tennis. In the evenings you can enjoy a classical concert, dancing or local festivals that go on throughout the area.

The villa is in the centre of the old historical town of Radicondoli where you’ll find everything you need: restaurants, inns, banks AMT , post offices, pizzerias, tobacconist, newsagents, chemist’s a doctor’s surgery and much more. Villa Fiorenzani is just 6km from Il Vecchio Mulino
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Villa Fontalba country house

Smirra di Cagli, Via Flaminia Nord, 123
Cagli, Pesaro-Urbino, Italy
www.villafontalba.itCharming

accommodation Villa Fontalba. Set in a peaceful and elegant landscaped park, surrounded by the beauty of the rolling hills of the Marche you will find Villa Fontalba. The estate is a historical and elegant castle. It is just the place to relax while discovering this region.
The castle’s central tower dates to the first half of the VI century and was used by the Byzantines to defend the ancient Roman bridge of the Flaminian Way. Historically, this area was the scene of numerous bloody battles between the Goths and Byzantines. A small part of the old Roman Flaminian Way is now privately integrated into Fontalba’s park.
At the end of XVIII century the building was turned into an elegant manor house and much of the Italian style garden remains faithful to its original landscaped design.

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Villa Foscarini

Via Doge A. Pisani, 1
Stra, Veneto, 30039 IT
www.villafoscarini.it
This was the residence of Marco Foscarini, Procurator of Venice and future Doge - friend of the writer Gaspare Gozzi, author of the celebrated history of the princess Turandot, later set to music by Giacomo Puccini. The names of the architects who worked on Villa Foscarini-Rossi are truly distinguished. The complex seems to have been built by Vincenzo Scamozzi in the mid-seventeenth century. The architect drew his inspira-

tion from projects by Andrea Palladio but the present form dates from alterations carried out in the neo-classical period by Giuseppe Jappelli. In the Barchessa (the colonnaded grange) in 1652 on the occasion of the marriage of G.B. Foscarini the kaleidoscopic decorations in the grand salon we-
re realised. The extraordinary perspective paintings were the work of Domenico Bruni (1591-1666) who, satisfied with his achievement, set his unequivocal signature to the cornice. For the frescoes, the names Pietro Ricchi and Sebastiano Mazzoni have been mentioned, though the most likely attribution would seem to be to Pietro Liberi. The splendid columns and spectacular architectonic views evoke baroque settings by Handel or Vivaldi. The scenes show the allegories of War, Peace, and the Arts and Sciences, while Time, Genius and Fame survey the spectator from the ceiling. The grand salon of the Barchessa (the colonnaded grange) has exceptionally fine acoustics and is used for concerts and receptions. In the villa, it is possible to visit the Museum of Footwear, the shoe being a highly sought-after item of fashion and symbol of the craftsmanship on the banks of the Brenta.
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Villa Gasparini

Riviera Martiri della Libertà, 37
Dolo, Veneto, 30031 IT
http://www.villagasparini.it/
e-mail: info@villagasparini.it
Hotel Villa Gasparini is an 18th century mansion that well reflects the splendour of the golden age of Riviera del Brenta. The owners of this demesne, the Gasparini family, were originally from the Orient.
The building has been painstakingly restored, retaining all the original features of its historical and artistic heritage, including the traditional Venetian terrazzo floors, made from coloured marble chips ground with crushed stone and stucco, the 18th century gilt-wood window pelmets, and the ceilings with the original exposed beams.
Distant echoes from the Orient that had such a strong influence on Venetian style can be seen in the marquetry of the inlaid wood mantel and the partitions of the lobby.
The Hotel is located in Dolo, one of the town along the Riviera del Brenta just 15 km from Venice and Padua.
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Villa Isola del Garda

San Felice Del Benaco Isola Del Garda Via Isola Del
Garda, Veneto, ITALY
www.isoladelgarda.com
info@isoladelgarda.com
Isola del Garda is a place of rare beauty, bursting with history, memories and legends. From May to September the Borghese Cavazza family opens its treasures for guided tours. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours through untouched nature, english and italian gardens and a few rooms of the impressive early 20th century neo-gothic-venetian style villa. At the end of the tour you will be offered a tasting of local products (olive oil, wine and a little snack).
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Villa La Bianca

Frazione Lombrici, Via Di
55041 Lombrici Lu, Italy, IT
http://www.villalabianca.com/en/home.htm
Villa La Bianca is an oasis of pure peacefulness, refreshed by the sea breeze and surrounded in the greenery of the enchanting Apuan Alps. But only a few kilometres from the villa, you will find the lively life of Versilia, with its beaches and clubs; and then the old town of Camaiore and Pietrasanta, so famous for the international community of artists who live there all year round. The cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence are less than one hour, and not far by car you will find Torre del Lago Puccini, where the famous Puccini Festival attracts thousands of opera fans every year. Also the Garfagnana and Lunigiana areas are very near; they are lands of castles, old towns, with a rich schedule for the lovers of typical products; and do not forget about the Cinque Terre, a unique place in the world.
It easy to understand how its unique and strategic location has made Villa La Bianca the dwelling place of artists and literary men. Nowadays, it is the perfect place for charming stays, under the sign of discretion and good living, an open house for cognate spirits and friends to be .
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Villa La Borghetta

Via del Cesto
Figline Valdarno Fi, Italy, IT
http://www.villalaborghetta.com
email: info@villalaborghetta.com
skype: villa.la.borghetta
Surrounded by the stunning Tuscany hills, Villa La Borghetta reminds of a fascinating Glamour Diva .
Within its liberty style and the overwhelming nature Villa La Borghetta makes everyone’s stay a special moment to relax and to remember our guest’s trip through Tuscany.Villa Stolli

Private House - Private Pool - 10 people - 4 bathrooms

Casa al Ponte is a large villa located near the ancient town of Figline Valdarno which is in the centre of a triangle formed by the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo. The town's historic area has a medieval piazza surrounded by buildings of importance which house fine works of art. Florence is approximately 30km away and both Siena and Arezzo are within easy reach.The magnificent hotel Villa Borghetta is made up of 11 double rooms, one double single use and 6 junior suites.

All rooms are elegantly furnished with classic fabric cloths, offering to our guests stunning views of the Tuscany hills .
The Entire structure of the Villa was renovated, but still offers and captures the original liberty style giving to the rooms, meeting rooms, restaurant and Spa a magic moment for our guests to relax and enjoy the Tuscany region.

Rooms offer: High Speed Internet Access, safety box, minibar, pay-tv, air conditioning and sound proo


The swimming pool is located a few metres from the villa in the beautiful well maintained gardens. It has a paved surround with sun loungers, planted pots and mature trees which provide shade during the heat of the day. From here there are spectacular views over vineyards and rolling countryside to the Valdarno and Pratomagno hills in the distance.

The entrance to this very attractive villa is via a covered loggia. The front door opens into a wide entrance hall with terracotta tiled floors and a traditional tiled and beamed ceiling. Doors ahead lead to the main stairwell with a door on the left to a bathroom with shower.

Continuing on ahead is the dining room which has an oval dining table and chairs, to one side is a wooden dresser and in the corner an open fireplace.

The well equipped kitchen is off to the left, this unusually shaped semi circular room has large windows making it very bright and airy. There is a modern oven with gas hobs, a microwave oven, dishwasher and free standing fridge/freezer

The large full height windows allow plenty of light into the room and a door opens onto a sizeable paved fully furnished terrace. To the right of the lounge, steps lead up to a utility room with washing machine and internal access to the covered loggia, this has a door out to the garden near to the pool.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms, each one of which is individually, tastefully furnished. On the right is a large bedroom with a double bed with painted scrollwork bed frame. This is a very light, restful space with painted wooden furniture a large wardrobe and painted ceilings. There is also a double sofabed to one side.

A further flight of stairs leads up to the second level where there is a very pretty bedroom with a painted wooden double bed, large wardrobe and matching furniture. Opposite is the bathroom with shower

Outside the garden wraps around the house on three sides. This has been beautifully planted with shrubs and trees. Also there are numerous pots and tubs which have been planted with colourful geraniums and other Mediterranean flowers dotted around the grounds.

There is a tiled circular loggia near to the pool which is a great space to relax away from the heat of the day.
There is a shaded private car park at Casa al Ponte.
Villa Acacia

Private House - Private Pool 10 to 12 people - 3 + WC bathrooms

Villa Acacia is a beautifully restored five bedroom four bathroom country house with a great deal of warmth and charm. Secluded from its sole neighbour its setting affords great views across the Valdarno valley that stretches from Florence to Rome with the Appenini mountains as a dramatic backdrop to the countryside location.

The flat landscape immediately surrounding the house are olive groves and vineyards, allowing plenty of space to wander and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the property's extensive grounds. The hills above are graced by the old pilgrims trail lined with seven antique hamlets, topped by Vallombrosa locally known for a visit from the Queen of England. There is a 12 x 6 metre pool a few metres away from the villa.

Inside, the traditional beamed ceilings and terracotta floors are highlighted by lovely furnishings and walls painted in rich pastels. Entering through the front door the fully fitted kitchen to the left is equipped with oven, gas hobs, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

Ahead four steps take you down to the living room which has a beautiful old fire place which can also be used for grilling meat in true Tuscan style.
To the right is the dining room, because of the old stone walls of Casa a Cascia this room stays cool in the summer. It has a large dining table that seats twelve.

To the right there is a double bedroom, although this is the smallest of the bedrooms there is an impressive four-poster bed and it is a very comfortable bedroom with high quality soft furnishing. En suite to this room there is a small W.C.

From the front door stairs lead up to the landing, there is oak wood flooring throughout the upstairs apart from the bathrooms. Ahead is the main bathroom, a bright room decorated with hand painted terracotta tiles, there is a full size bath tub which includes a whirl pool and a shower fitting.

To the left there are two bedrooms a twin and a triple. Both bedrooms are spacious with tasteful furnishing and ample wardrobe space. The triple bedroom has a double bed and a single bed.

To the right there are another two bedrooms a twin and a triple. Similar to the other two upstairs bedrooms, both bedrooms are spacious with tasteful furnishing and ample wardrobe space. The triple bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

The double doors from the lounge area lead out to a large terrace furnished both with tables and chairs for al fresco meals and comfortable loungers for afternoons in the sunshine.
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Villa la collina

http://www.villaserbelloni.com/multilang/lacollina01.cfm?CFID=1369768&CFTOKEN=22884&CustomerLang=2
In the Como lake district area are the great noble villas and their parklands that
appear to be a tacit agreement between Man and Nature, in perfect environmental and
chromatic harmony between the spellbinding vegetation and the
suggestiveness of unfathomable geometry. Villa La
Collina is
in Griante di
Cadenabbia, in front of Bellagio.
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Villa La Collina - the castle

Località Collina, 1
San Gimignano, Siena-Tuscany, 53036
http://www.villacollina.com/castle.html
collina@villacollina.it
Villa La Collina has its origin from 1600 and it has been transformed during the centuries and new structures have been added, as the needs of space increased and today, it is a splendid castle, situated on the top of a hill with a magnificent view in all directions, surrounded by a secular park with cypresses and the typical –bosso-, box hedges. Ponds and fountains, terraces and a protected brick wall with iron lances surrounding the castle and the park, which gives you a secure sensation of privacy and quite.
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Villa La principessa

Cortona Ar, Italy, IT
http://www.residencelaprincipessa.it/struttura_eng.html
reception@residencelaprincipessa.it
La Principessa Hotel, recently opened and family-run, offers you a relaxing atmosphere in a lovely setting, enhanced by handmade terracotta floors and traditional Tuscan furniture. The pleasant apartments are immersed in the warm colors of antique materials used in the traditional Tuscan style, with chestnut wood beams, terracotta roofs and floors, and walls painted in soft natural colors. For a vacation in Tuscany, La Principessa, a country house in the antique style, is a unique spot only a few minutes from the majestic ancient city of Cortona. La Principessa Hotel is a perfect choice for its enchanting beauty and peacefulness, as well as for its convenient location. Many of the most interesting sights of Tuscany and Umbria are within 30 minutes drive. Returning to the hotel after a busy day of sight-seeing, you will be welcomed by the serene setting, complete with services for a revitalizing and restful vacation.
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Villa La Torretta

Via Corsica, 9
Forte Dei Marmi, LU, Italy
Number of accommodation for this type: 1
Number of persons: 14 - BedRoom: 6 - Bathroom: 6

Villa La Torretta is set in a typical, nineteenth-century villa and thanks to recent restoration is equipped with all modern comforts to improve our guest' stay, yet it still retains the charactheristics of a Tuscan Villa.
The villa is located in Ronchi (Marina di Massa) only 4 km from Forte dei Marmi.

Only 400 meters from the sea.
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Villa le luci

Via Umberto I
57022 Castagneto Carducci Li, Italy, IT
http://www.villaleluci.it/
info@villaleluci.it
With refurbishments now completed, but leaving the splendid and distinctive style of the original architecture intact, one of the loveliest villas in Castagneto Carducci has now been reopened.

The villa, which belonged for many years to an old-established family, has now thrown open its gates to welcome guests, free to breathe in the unique atmosphere, harmony and fascination of Tuscany and of the Alta Maremma in the total comfort and privacy of this ancient villa.
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Villa Mangiacane

Via Faltignano (La Romola)
San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Toscana, 50026 IT
http://www.mangiacane.it/
info@mangiacane.it
Nestled in the heart of the famed winemaking region of Chianti Classico, Villa Mangiacane keeps its watchful eye over the haunting Arno Valley, framing within its arches the nearby Dome of the Cathedral and Giotto’s Bell Tower. And what is considered a tempestuous marriage of art and vine.

They say every land holds a story in its heart. Mangiacane’s has waited five-hundred years to be told. It is set amongst acres of vineyard, olive grove and majestic Tuscan forest.

It is the story of the ancient and powerful Machiavelli family, how they courted power and distilled it into their home, Villa Mangiacane.

A mere twelve kilometers away, Florence’s piazzas bustle unawares

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Villa Marcella

Via F. Burzagli, 16
Cavriglia, Toscana, 52022 IT
http://www.villa-marcella.it/ENG/default.asp
info@villa-marcella.it
VILLA MARCELLA in Cavriglia was built in the 19th century as the summer residence of an aristocratic family.

It was originally called "Fattoria Monastero" as its vineyards, which produced excellent Chianti wines, stretched as far as the Cavriglia Monastery.

The house has the elegance and charm of the period and some of the rooms still retain the original frescos. It is pleasantly furnished with country style furniture of the period. There is also a small collection of photographs taken by Marquis Giovanni Gargiolli who was an engineer and an inventor. He built one of the first cameras in Italy and in 1892 he was appointed director of the National Photographic Institute in Rome. A man of many interests, he was a friend of Guglielmo Marconi, the writer Carlo Lorenzini (alias Collodi, the author of Pinocchio), the composer Giacomo Puccini and the poet Giosuè Carducci. These famous people were occasionally guests at the house.
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Villa Marcello Marinelli

Via Pio X
31030 Cison Di Valmarino Tv, Italy, IT



http://www.villamarcellomarinelli.com/
info@villamarcellomarinelli.it
Surrounded by the splendid green hills of the Prosecco vineyards, Villa Marcello Marinelli faces onto the central square of the antique village of Cison di Valmarino at the foot of the Trevisan pre-alps. Filled with elegance, magic and emotion, it is the ideal haven for those who wish to pass moments of absolute comfort and relaxation, cradled in the enchanting sixteenth century Venetian atmosphere. The Villa has six bedrooms and seven suites elegantly furnished, every detail carefully thought out and with good taste. In this setting, with love of details, even the most sophisticated palate can be satisfied by the “haute cuisine” of the refined restaurant “La Corte del Majno” distinguished by the charming mullioned windows which face the square and the internal courtyard and offers the chance to taste exquisite dishes in the atmosphere which brings to mind so much of the noble origins of the Villa.
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Villa Maremonti hotel

Via Lungomare di Levante, 51
Massa, Toscana, 54100 IT
http://www.hotelmaremonti.com/eng/home.htm
info@hotelmaremonti.com
The Villa Maremonti Hotel is a typical Tuscan villa from the early 1900s, completely and carefully restored by Mrs. Donati Siciliano. Located on the Versilia coast, facing the sea, a very short distance from major cities, the hotel offers its guests an exclusive, first-class atmosphere surrounded by gardens and quiet. The elegant furnishings, cared for in every detail, the modern conveniences and the cordial, always available, staff give the hotel a welcoming, family feeling, promising you a truly relaxing stay.

Guests can enjoy the elegant restaurant with traditional, sophisticated cuisine or enjoy the romantic gazebo in the garden and have supper by candlelight. For wine lovers the hotel offers a wine list of the best national labels, all available for purchase

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Villa Melzi

Bellagio-Como, Lombardia, IT
E-mail: villamelzi@infoparchi.it
www.infoparchi.it
Villa Melzi was born as a summer residence in Bellagio of Francesco Melzi d’Eril, vice-president of the Italian republic at the time of Napoleon (1801 – 1803). The project, commissioned to the famous architect Giocondo Albertolli, was executed between 1808 and 1810. The building is a perfect expression of neoclassical style and is rounded by enchanting gardens with classical statues and exotic and century aged plants. The walkway to the lake, the road of the plane trees, the chapel overlooking the small harbour of Loppia, the museum in the orangery aside the villa, are all inspired by elegant and balanced canons, typical of the neoclassical art. An authentic romantic spirit comes from the groups of giant rhododendrons and from the azaleas spread all around the garden, towards the idyllic Japanese style lake. Here Litzst and Stendhal took inspiration for their oeuvres, as long as they were guests of the villa, together with important people of culture and politics. The house and the garden are national monument, and even if they are private property, they can be visited.
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Villa Michelangelo

Via Sacco, 35
Arcugnano, Veneto, 36057 IT
http://www.hotelvillamichelangelo.com
Hotel Villa Michelangelo, an 18th Century stately residence surrounded by the enchanted nature of the Colli Berici and only a few minutes from the city of architect Palladio and of gold – Vicenza – is today an elegant hotel and the ideal place to spend a relaxing vacation surrounded in a magical atmosphere of exclusive luxury and hospitality.
The hotel boasts 52 elegantly appointed rooms with exclusive conveniences, each rendered unique by period architectural details.
Fine marbles and woods are just some of the prestige materials used in the décor, which also includes many antiques. A subdued and inviting atmosphere pervades throughout the entire hotel.
No wine and food tasting tour of the area would be complete without a visit to the hotel's renowned restaurant, La Loggia, with its magnificent portico opening onto the garden.
A spectacular garden of rare beauty, with centuries-old trees, serves as a setting for the Villa, unfolding in its full splendour to the incredulous visitor.
The edge of the pool is the ideal place to sit and relax while sipping a drink by candlelight.
Only 6 Km from the centre of Vicenza, the hotel is also conveniently close to the Autostrada motorway, for easy access to other cities such as Padua, Verona and Venice.
The Hotel Villa Michelangelo is a perfect home from home for its guests, and the ideal starting point from which to discover important monuments, time-honoured traditions, genuine cuisine, and magnificent landscapes.
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Villa Michelangelo-the country relais

Via Sacco, 35
Arcugnano-Vicenza, Veneto, 36057 IT
Completely enveloped in the soft panorama and noble atmosphere of the Berici Hills, only a few minutes from Vicenza, Villa Michelangelo blends harmoniously into the countryside giving the traveller the pleasant sensation that time has stopped, as if by magic, in a distant time of great refinement. The white building stands out from the green backdrop of the splendid park that surrounds it, accentuating its elegant eighteenth century lines.

Each room is furnished with distinctive style and taste to make the guest feel immediately at home. The
ceilings of wooden beams, the classic furnishings, the host of comforts and services, and the light flooding in through the great windows overlooking the greenery all help to give a sensation of well-being, balance and peace.

The hotel’s restaurant, La Loggia, offers a creative cuisine which is nevertheless exquisitely regional in its respect for the seasons and local traditions.
The hotel’s splendid indoor swimming pool and the nearby golf club with its 18-hole course make a stay at Villa Michelangelo ideal also for lovers of sport. The proximity of splendid cities richly endowed with art such as Venice, Verona, Vicenza and Padua make the hotel a perfect base for cultural holidays.
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Villa Monastero

Viale Giovanni Polvani
Varenna, Lombardia, 23829 IT
E-mail:villa.monastero@provincia.lecco.it
www.villamonastero.it
Villa Monastero today is one of the most interesting examples of an eclectic style residence on lake Como; here the interventions from the end of XIX and the beginning of XX century have added functional and decorative elements without damaging the traces of the building’s history (in fact it has developed from the continual restoration work of the ancient cistercensian monastery). In 1953 it became a Congress Centre for high level studies. From the 1977 the Villa belongs to C.N.R. (National Counsel for Research). In 1996 the new Province of Lecco took over the Centre’s cultural service by stipulating an agreement with the C.N.R., owner of the buildings, and founding the Institution "Villa Monastero".
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Villa Nuba

str. Eugubina, 70
loc. Collegiorgio II, , 06125 Perugia
http://www.villanuba.com/en/index.html
We are the owners of a historic farmhouse dating back to the 1400s, built on Colle Giorgio, a hill just outside Perugia. Located in open countryside, but a mere stone's throw from the historic centre of the city, it was converted into a family villa in the 1970s.
During 2001-2002, the building has once again been refurbished and remodelled into three sumptious apartments, which are intended for families wishing to spend brief holiday periods in Umbria.
Why should you must to choose us? We believe that we are offering something that has been missing in central Italy: not your average farm holiday accommodation, nor an uninspiring flat, but a luxurious apartment in a villa in which the owners themselves reside, amid elegance, comfort and tradition, and accompanied by warm, friendly, family hospitality.
OUR APARTMENTS:
Perugino: 4+2 bedplaces trilocal apartment, 80sm total, made of: - Wide living room with fireplace and cople bed-sofa - Kitchen - Bedroom with 2 single beds - Couple bedroom - Bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub - Private equiped terrace with table,sunbed and chairs. Furnished with: - Satellite colour TV - Jacuzzi bathtub - Dish and cloth washer - Microwave oven - Toaster - Ironing equipment - Electronic wallsafe - Small classified library - Hairdryer - Living room with fireplace.
Bonfigli: 2+1 bedplaces bilocal apartment, 50sm total, made of: - Living room with kitchenette, single bed-sofa and fireplace - Junior suite with couple bed splittable on occurrence - Pre-bathroom - Bathroom with angula Jacuzzi bathtub - Equipped terrace with chairs,sunbed and table. Furnished with: - TV color satellitare - Satellite colour TV - jacuzzi bathtub - Dish and cloth washer - Microwave oven - Toaster - Ironinig equipment - Electronic wallsafe - Small classified library - Hairdryer - Living room with fireplace.
Pinturicchio: 4+2 bedplace trilocal apartment, 80sm total, made of: - Living room with fireplace and couple bed-sofa - Kitchen - Bedroom with 2 single beds - Couple bedroom - Bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub - Panoramic terrace - Equipped green corner with table, sunbed and chair. Furnished with: - Satellite colour TV - Albatros bathtub - Dish and cloth washer - Microwave oven - Toaster - Ironing equipment - Electronic wallsafe - Small classified library - Hairdryer - Living room with fireplace.
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Villa Ottone

Località Ottone
Portoferraio, , 57037 Isola d'Elba
www.villaottone.com
hotel@villaottone.com
The hotel is situated in a very picturesque setting,
east of the bay of Portoferraio,
which is the largest and oldest city on the Island
and not far from the golf course.
Directly above the shoreline
is the outstanding white 19th century Villa,
famous for its original painted ceilings
and frescoes of that period.
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Villa Pallavicini

Langhirano, Emilia Romagna, IT
http://www.villapallavicini.it/
The villa is an inhabited dwelling of the '700 from noble families, between which the Pallavicini. Situated in first hills of Parma, e' defined on the book of Gambara ''Le villas of the Parmense'' like one of the piu' beautiful villas of Parma. E' encircled from a park of 45.000 mq.
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Villa Paolotti

Villa Paolotti, P.zza Umberto Balducci n.1
Colle di Bettona (Bettona), Umbria, IT
http://www.villapaolotti.com/
info@villapaolotti.com
The villa was constructed around the middle 1800’s by Prof. Luigi Paolotti, a Baron of a noble Perugian family, relative of Prince Barberini of Rome, Pope Pio IX and Napoleon III. It was the family’s country house, one of many they owned in the area of Bettona, a small town of etruscan origins situated amongst green hills of olive trees and woods at very short distance from Perugia and Assisi.

After a brief period of abandonment, in 2003 the heirs renovated carefully, respecting the original plan of their ancestors and paying especial attention to the frescoes in the sitting room, the upper hall and the bedrooms.
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Villa Pisani

Via Doge A. Pisani, 7
Stra, Veneto, 30039 IT
http://www.villapisanistra.it
It represents the heights of 18th century architecture when the splendour of the baroque blended with the harmony of
classicism on a par with great palaces like Versailles or Caserta. The construction of the main body began in 1720 on a project by Gerolamo Frigimelica, commissioned by noblemen Alvise and Almorò Pisani. After Frigimelica's death, the work of building the grandiose complex was entrusted to Francesco Maria Preti, a young architect to whom the villa owes its present aspect. In the interior, most of the 114 rooms feature their original furnishings and are richly decorated with statues, stuccowork and frescoes commissioned from the great masters of the epoch, artists like Fabio Canal, Jacopo Guarana, Jacopo Amigoni, Andrea Urbani, Andrea Brustolon, Andrea Celesti, Gaspare Diziani, and many others. Reigning over them all is the name of Gian Battista Tiepolo who, in the ballroom, between 1760 and 1762 realised - together with the quadraturist Giovanni Mengozzi Colonna, his irreplaceable collaborator - one of the masterpieces of 18th century Venetian art, the Glory of the Pisani Family. The extensive park is a world apart, with groups of sculptures and features such as the coffeehouse, the exedra, the folly, the icehouse, the lemon-house and the stables that mirror the proportions of the main house. The villa has accommodated many famous guests in the course of its long history, from Napoleon, who became its proprietor in 1807, to Mussolini and Hitler who met here for the first time in 1934. Here too Gabriele D'Annunzio found the inspiration for the maize scene described in his novel The Fire.
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Villa Prospera

Via Piretta Rovere, 469
Bondeno, Emilia Romagna, 44012 IT
http://www.villaprospera.com/
Villa of half '800, location perfect for weddings and receptions. Five know them inner more the hall center them of the festivities. Dipped in the historical park
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Villa Rezzonico

Via Cà Rezzonico, 68
Bassano del Grappa,
Great villa, attributed to Baldassare Longhena, built up from the Rezzonico on the end of the ' 600 to the doors of Bassano of the Grappa. The covered passages, that they remember the body centers them of the barchesse, sure have had to the bassanese Antonio Gaido and paintings and statues of Antonio Canova(1757-1822). In the hall centers finds they place some paintings of To Canova and in collection of pictures and several antiquities knows them to side exists one. Visitabile inner every day on appointment.
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Villa Salati

Via Magna Grecia
Capaccio, Campania, 84047 IT
meeting, business conventions, conferences, suppers of gala, paraded, weddings concerts for chamber music, concerts on the Prato, recitals, teatrali events that do not demand great stages, suppers for 200 persons on the Prato, paraded, on the Prato, presentation books, readings.
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Villa Saluzzo Bombrini

Via Francesco Pozzo
Genova, Liguria, 16145 IT
Built at the end of the 16th century by A. Vannone, this is the first of the villas the visitor comes across at Albaro, once favoured by the aristocracy as a location for their country residences, and still an elegant residential area today. Surrounded by a large park, which is still partly farmed, the villa is considered the best example of pre-alessian Genoese architecture. It is characterised by a long form with a double galleried corner loggia, which opens on the surrouding countryside, decorated insude by the seventeenth century artists L. Tavarone and B. Castello. The name 'Paradise', by which the villa was known in subsequent centuries, is derived not only from the wonderful location, but also from the flourishing garden in which noblemen would relax, and divert themselves with games and competitions, as depicted by A. Magnasco in his famous painting "Intrattenimento in un giardino di Albaro", today on show in the Galleria di Palazzo Bianco
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Villa Salvini Tuscany

Via Pieve 308/a
Camaiore , , 55043 Lucca
http://www.clubipini.com/villa.html
This villa is really some thing special, perched on the top of a hill the views are endlessly breath taking. Wrap around balconies ensure that you can take full advantage of them whilst immersed in complete privacy and tranquility. Villa Salvini is surrounded by a large private garden near the top of a hill overlooking the sea along the Tuscan-Liguria border. Although it is only 10 km (just over 6 miles) from the shore
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Villa San Fermo

Via San Fermo
36045 Lonigo Vi, Italy, IT
http://www.villasanfermo.com
Email: villa.sanfermo@pavoniani.it
The "Saint Villa Fermo" is is a stay place where to pass pleasant days of vacation it is a House of Spiritualità that filler on omonimo the hill of Lonigo the gathering and prayer climate that has characterized these atmospheres since X the century. To that age in fact laughed them the first takeover of monaci the Benedictines, to which later on the Canonical laity of S. are subentrati George in Seaweed, than in centuries XV-XVI they have constructed one wonderful abbey to you, transformed in residential villa, during the slid century, from the Giovanelli principles. From some decades the complex of S. Fermo is returned in the hands of the religious ones, at first of the Jesuits and hour of the Pavoniani, than of it they have cured the restoration and thrown again the apostolic purpose, with the encouragement of the bishop of Vicenza. The Saint Villa Fermo directed from Religious the Pavoniani is to disposition of ecclesiali groups and the Christian communities for days of withdrawal and spiritual exercises, for moments of prayer and formation, for convention, refresher course and encounter of cultural and social character, banquet of wedding, several recurrence.
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Villa San Marco

Via Ravenna 576
Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, 44100 IT
http://www.villasanmarcoricevimenti.it
info@villasanmarcoricevimenti.it
The succession of the orchards along the way for Ravenna is interrupted from extended cultivations of roses and viole, a fulgore of attractive colors, then the new passage of the way of the sea. The last sheets of the cadastre, of the S. Village George, still entitle you to the name of the Village of the Misericordia, end towards Saint Fossanova Mark.
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Villa Sommi Picenardi

Viale Sommi Picenardi
Olgiate Molgora, Lombardei, ITALY
E-mail: iredae@tin.it
www.villasommipicenardi.it
Beyond a beautiful wrought-iron gate, an imposing park welcomes the visitors to this residence in the Lombard countryside. Its history dates back to the late 17th century and then was joined on to a pre-existing wachtower and a 14th-century building. The garden in front of the Villa was enlarged in 1880, building a suggestiv English garden, where beautifull and rare flowrring plants were situated. Visitors will be delighted to discover a beautiful Italian garden at the back of the Villa, created by a flight of stairs, stone statuaries and sea horses, depicts fauns, classical gods and urns adorned with fruits and vegetables
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Villa Valle

Viale Regina Margherita, 1
Valdagno, Veneto, 36078 IT
http://88.36.178.76/citylights/citylights.nsf/77b917515ea9e13ec125669f0058bcba/be17b27428e59256c1256a8e00309409?OpenDocument
Villa Goes them is the more important villa for architectonic value of Valdagno. Currently it accommodates the Civic Library (clicca on the yellow card in order to better know the library City Lights High Vicentino), the Historical Archives and the Civic Gallery of Modern Art. Originally it constituted the main building of an immense building complex that was developed on its side orients them, demolished in years Fifty. The villa was erected between the end of the 1600's and first of the 1700's and comes attributed, from the historian of the art Renato Cevese, to padovano architect Girolamo Frigimelica Roberti. In first years Eighty it was donated from the Marzotto siblings to the city of Valdagno with the engagement to assign it to cultural center to entitle the father Gaetano junior Marzotto. An participation of restoration, planned and directed from the architect To Pereswiet Soltan, has concurred to give back to the building to a public use consono to the artistic value of the villa, respecting some the original aspect. A wide and luminous hall of honor, than is opened on the main facades, it is risen until the first plan, and is embellished from four doors impreziosite from a fronton adorned with figures all round; it comes used is for the reading and consultation of reviews and books from the library is like knows it conferences. The lateral rooms to the hall are used to the flat earth for the library while to the Association of Bologna, connected from an elegant balcony in wood, are used to the historical archives. The buried plan is constituted from two halls, with ceiling in times to cruise, between communicating they. Recently, with the sistemazione of the ancient access under road, renewed in the espositive equipments, City of Valdagno has become the center permanent of the manifestations of the Civic Gallery.
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Villa Valmarana

Via Valmarana n° 11
Mira, Veneto, IT



http://www.villavalmarana.net/
mgodi@earthlink.net
The perfectly conserved manor evokes the magic atmosphere of a Venetian Villa. The interior frescoed by a pupil of Tiepolo, the period furnishings and the large Italian garden make it a memorable setting for banquets, meetings, cocktail-parties and receptions. Open large parking-lot and private dock.
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Villa Valmarana ai Nani

Via dei Nani, 8
Schio, Veneto, 36015 IT
http://www.villavalmarana.com/
valmarana@villavalmarana.com
The Villa is constituted from a complex of three manufactured: the mansion, the foresteria, the scuderie. The foresteria and the scuderie are work of Francisco Muttoni. It frescoes inner to work of G.B. Tiepolo and from the Giandomenico son. They are represents you the capolavori of the universal literature, from the Eneide to the Freed Gerusalemme. The life of the noble ones and the peasants, the moments of the carnival of Venice situates to you in the rooms of the foresteria is to work of the son.Opening time: dal 05/3 al 5/11
Visiting hours: Tue. - Sun. 10-12 15-18
Admission: € 6, more than 15 pax: € 5, schools: € 3
Remarks: in different times for groups of min 15 pers. by booking
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Villa Vigoni

Via Giulio Vigoni 1
Menaggio, , 22017 LOMBARDIA
http://www.villavigoni.it/index.cfm?fuseaction=who&LanguageID=GB
Email: segreteria@villavigoni.eu
In February 1983 don Ignazio Vigoni Medici di Marignano, the last descendant of a renowned Italian-German family, which was heirless, left in inheritance his whole property at Loveno di Menaggio to the German Federal Republic. This property consisted of pieces of land, labourers’ cottages and two 19th century-villas: Villa Mylius Vigoni and Villa Garovaglio Ricci. In this place Germany and Italy decided to found and finance a meeting centre in order to implement the cultural and scientific relations between Italy and Germany, privileging in particular the field of education. Three years later Villa Vigoni was created as an Italian-German association to organize and host meetings, seminars, artistic events (sometimes with study grants). The institutions, which the associations mainly refer to, are the German BMBF (Federal Ministry for Education and Research) and the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
The enchanting landscape, the beauty and the elegance of the buildings, the history of the families who inhabited them, the prestige and the variety of the art collections make Villa Vigoni one of the most charming centres in Europe.
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Villa Visconti Venosta

Via Visconti Venosta, 2
Grosio, Lombardia, 23033 IT
E-mail: bibliotecagrosio@libero.it
Villa Visconti Venosta, built in the 16th century and restored at the end of 1800 by Emilio Visconti Venosta, is owned by the Grosio's Municipality. The Villa, furnished with furnitures between the 16th and the 20th century, reflects the Minister's taste, who enriched it with the open gallery and the representation's large hall. The Villa's museum shows a collection of ceramics and paintings, amongst which two tables of Cipriano Valorsa, a well furnished library and the family's archive. The villa is open to visitors since 1987.
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VILLA VIVALDI

Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII, 1
Cagliari, Sardegna, 09131 IT
http://www.villavivaldi.it/
We organize Your Receptions of wedding, Your Festivities for every occasion, Lunches and Suppers of gala, job encounter, than they will transform in Events with all the day in exclusive right for You in the splendid frame of the settecentesca Villa with garden to the center of the city. To receive Your hosts in a pleasant context and originates them, personalized from evocative preparations will be like receiving them to house Yours.
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VILLA WIDMANN REZZONICO FOSCARI

Via Nazionale, 420
Mira, Veneto, 30034 IT
The 18th century traveller who - in the course of his traditional Grand Tour of Italy aboard a private burchio, a typical barge - decided to climb the
Brenta from Venice to Padua, could not but help admire one of the jewels of late Venetian baroque, Villa Widmann Rezzonico Foscari and its estate, at a bend in the river. Commissioned in the early 18th century by the Serimann, Venetian nobles of Persian origin, a half a century was to pass before the great country house assumed its present aspect when the Widmann family bought the property and refurbished it in the French rococo style then much in vogue. The villa's grand salon has a ceiling reaching to a height of two floors with a suggestive gallery midway, and is completely frescoed in pleasingly light shades that notably add to the luminosity of the room.
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VillaBraida

Via Bonisiolo
Mogliano, Veneto, 31021 IT

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Volognago ' s Castle

Via Volognano, 12
Rignano Sull'Arno, Italy, 50067 IT
Situated at the top of one of the last hills of the Poggio di Firenze that slope down to the Arno, the Volognano Castle has a dominant position both strategic and scenic near where the Arno and Sieve rivers merge and close to the territories of Pontassieve, Vallombrosa, Pratomagno, and Valdarno.

The origin of this settlement seems to be from the Roman era. Remains from this period have been found at the Bertinga farm on a hill west of the castle. The village was mentioned for the first time in 1214 in a document pertaining to the church of San Michel a Volognano, while the castle is mentioned on a map from the monastery of Vallombrosa dated 1220 and in an act from 1299 stipulating 'castro de Volognano'. In the middle ages the castle was the residence of the Quona family, overlords of the castle by the same name above Remole where they lived until the castle is destroyed by the Florentines in 1143. Established at Volognano they adopt this name to distinguish themselves from other branches of the family. The Da Quona da Volognano were involved in the arson of the center of Florence during the battle between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines and for this reason, in 1304 the Guelph government occupied and destroyed the castle, after repossessing everything they found there.

The lowered tower, tracts of masonry made of alberese stone laid in regular and parallel lines, an entrance way made of an ogive arch, the finish of the stones still visible on one side of the tower, make it plausible to date the castle from the 13th century.

The actual appearance is that of a villa/farm house of decided neo-gothic taste, still dominated by the strong crenellated tower of the keep. The church of San Michele is located in the interior of the castle in the center of small courtyard. The whole structure is surrounded by a elliptical shaped wall crossed by a single street to which entrance is made from a door with an ogive arch, partially preserved. Residences and infrastructures were built here in the course of centuries.
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L Rome

Rome

Roma, Lazio, IT

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L B.B&Farmhouse

Piazza Federico II di Svevia
Bari, Puglia, 70122 IT
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Casa Vacanze Podere Tre Cipressi

Località Casalappi, 32
Campiglia Marittima (, , livorno
http://www.poderetrecipressi.it
e-mail info@poderetrecipressi.it
This place was born by a careful rebuilt of a farmhouse respecting the architectonial and estetical tradition of an ancient tuscany culture. Situated in a sunny and fresh position, this place offers a guarantee of a vacation in the name of the wellness and quiet.
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Casarossa- Farmhouse

Via Bonifica 152
Volterra, Toscana, IT
http://www.agriturismo-casarossa.com/italiano/agriturismo.htm
Agriturismo Casa Rossa is a small farm, situated in the beautiful Tuscany countryside near Volterra (18 km) and San Gimignano (28 km).
Here within such a peaceful landscape, far away from any noise, there are 2 holiday apartments within the farmhouse, tastefully furnished according to the Tuscan country style and equipped with every comfort.
The farm is surrounded by a great garden provided with children's games, garden furniture, pavilion, barbecue for outside eating and the beautiful swimming pool (6 x 12 m) with whirlpool next to the pavillon. At the guest's disposal there are also mountain bikes with which it is possible to discover the surroundings or the characteristic villages around.

Agriturismo Casa Rossa is set in a quite central position, from where it is possible to reach within short time the most important places of historic and cultural interest in Tuscany. Volterra (18 km) can be reached in about a quarter of an hour by car, San Gimignano in about 20 minutes (28 km), Pisa (48 km), Livorno (53), Lucca (53 km) and the sea of the Etruscan coast in three quarters of an hour.
Florence (70 km) and Siena (71 km) can be reached in approximately one hour by car.
The farm produces are fresh eggs, fruit and vegetables of the season, olive oil and honey.
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Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort

Strada di Sant'Appiano, 47
Barberino Val d'Elsa, Toscana, 50021 IT
http://www.algelsobianco.it/agriturismo_gb.htm
E-mail: info@algelsobianco.it
The Al Gelso Bianco farm-holiday resort is nestled amidst the flourishing green of the Valacchi agricultural estate. Here, for many years the Sanesi family has produced some of the typical products that this marvellous land yields: Chianti wine, extra virgin olive oil, grappa and Vin Santo dessert wine.
The resort is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Chianti area, the Val d’Elsa, just a stone’s throw from principle art cities (16 miles from Florence and 19 miles from Siena).
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antica casa le Rondine b&b

Via M. Pierucci, 21
Buggiano, Toscana, 51011 IT
http://www.anticacasa.it/en/index.htm
Antica casa "le rondini" is a very small B.& B. in Colle di Buggiano, an utterly charming tiny medieval village of stone streets and buildings in the multi-castle hills above Montecatini Terme, between Florence and Lucca.
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Antica Fonte -Resort

Loc. Casanova
Casole d'Elsa, Toscana, 53031 IT
http://www.anticafonteresort.it/eng/resort.htm
info@anticafonteresort.it
ANTICA FONTE RESORT nestles among the sweet rolling hills of Tuscany, along one of the borders most hotly disputed between Florence and Siena, in close contact with the Chianti Classico area and near to an ancient spring, all of these being some of the most important features of the Siena area.
ANTICA FONTE RESORT nestles among the sweet rolling hills of Tuscany, along one of the borders most hotly disputed between Florence and Siena, in close contact with the Chianti Classico area and near to an ancient spring, all of these being some of the most important features of the Siena area.
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Arcissa B&B

Cascina Arcissa
22070 Lucino Alto Co, Italy, IT
http://www.arcissa.com/
L’Arcissa’ is an old Lombard-style country house that was originally built in the 16th century.
It has been sensitively refurbished to combine the charm of its original design with modern facilities.L’Arcissa’ offers 4 bedrooms complete with en-suite bathroom and separate entrances. All of the bedrooms overlook the gardens.
A continental breakfast is served in the dining room or in the garden, if the weather permits.
‘L’Arcissa’ also offers its own mixed fruits, eggs and produces homemade jams and wine.
A swimming pool is also available.
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Azienda turistica Lontrano

Vico Cilento, Parco Nazionale Del
84031 Auletta Sa, Italy, IT
http://web.tiscalinet.it/lontrano/Link.htm
The agritourism company "Lontrano" from the name of the the same Walloon that, being born from the leggendaria "Cove of the Mrs.", crosses it for entire, is inserted in the National Park of the Cilento - it Goes of Gives, and constitutes, with its 1000 hectares of extension, one of the immensest companies of the territory.
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B&B Podere Palazzolo

Località Palazzolo
Castellina In Chianti Si, Italy, 53011 IT
http://www.chianticharme.it/eng/index.html
An old farmhouse, harmoniously situated in the traditional and magical frame of the Chianti hills, 1 km from Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany... the ideal place for discovering the enchantment of Siena, the suggestive charm of Florence, the towers of S. Gimignano, the Etruscan Volterra, Pisa and the sea.


In an enchanting scenery, where green hills stretch as far as the eys can see and century-old cypresses dominate the landscape, majestic and benevolent, we give hospitality to our guests and our friends.
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B&B Villa Biondi

Località PozzaLocalità Pozza
Barga, Toscana, IT
There is the following accomodation available for the villa’s guests:
two double rooms with private bath, the YELLOW room with twin beds and the BLUE room with an antique four-poster bed (small double size).
There are two other double rooms with an interconnecting door: the GREEN room with private shower room and the PINK room with dressing-room and bathroom.

Activities :
bed&breakfast
holidays in villa
horse riding
courses
cerimonies
parties
presentations
dinner
music

The nearest railway stations are; Fornaci di Barga and Mologno/Barga, each of them about 3.5 kilometres from Barga.

The nearest airport is Pisa, about 60 kilometres away.

Forte di Marmi is 60 kilometres away, Florence 100 km, and Siena 150 km.
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Bio Farmahouse

Località Cedri
Peccioli, , 56030 Pisa
http://www.agriturismo-pratini.com/
info@agriturismo-pratini.com
The organic farm "PRATINI" is situated between Volterra (15 km), San Gimignano (25 km),Montaione (18 km) and Castelfalfi (15 km). It has been offering farm holidays from 1993 on. Easily to reach for a day trip are also the most important places in Tuscany such as Pisa (47 km), Lucca (52 km), Florence (69 km), Siena (70 km). For our guests we offer typical accommodations in independent farmhouses or apartments with swimming pool; the oldest farmhouse is dating back to the year 1664. The 300 hectare farmland, the private pond and the 2 hectares of wood are part of a nature reserve, where are living our nice animals, a pony and two "amniatini"donkeys. Our organic farm products are: extra virgin olive oil, flour,pasta, wine, eggs and honey. We offer weekly dinners (or at demand) in our new little restaurant with our bread, pizza and tuscan local products. Cooking classes: we make you learn how to make bread or pizza with our flour. The Floriddia's family owners live here and speak english, german and french. Each week we offer you a unique experience: Drive with of our wagons hauled by Giovanni's tractor through our fields and you'll discover a unique
countryside, wild animals etc.
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Borgo Matero Farmhouse

Strada Statale 321 Borgo Matero
Cetona Si, Italy, 50555 IT
http://www.borgomatero.it/eng/
E-mail:info@borgomatero.it
Borgo Matero is a splendid farm holidays with pool nearby Cetona, Tuscany, in southern Val di Chiana senese. It’s 80 kms to Siena and halfway between Rome and Florence. The Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station is just 15 kms far.

The farm holidays Borgo Matero is close to some of the most important and enchanting central Italy art towns such as Montepulciano, Cortona, Orvieto, Assisi and Citta della Pieve. It is also less than one hour drive to the fascinating Val d’Orcia, an area famous for its softly rounding gilded wheat hills and its medieval and Renaissance small towns: Pienza, Monticchiello, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni - also famous for its spa waters - and Montalcino, where the Brunello, one of the world’s finest red wines, is made. Borgo Matero is only 7 kms far from San Casciano dei Bagni, where is one of the nicest and most famous spas in Italy, "Terme di Fonteverde". This is best for both beauty and health cares and treatments.
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Casa Franca

Via Villabona (Mestre), 91
Venezia, Veneto, 30030 IT
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Casa Vecchia Farmhouse

Strada S.S. Est, 49
Cetona Si, Italy, 53040 IT
http://www.agriturismocasavecchia.it/eng/home.html
Casa Vecchia is a Tuscan country house whose origins date back to the end of the 18th century. It has been completely restored according to tradition, so as to recall the original country style and life. The house has been shared in flats which can host 2 to 4 or 6 people. All of them have balconies overviewing the surrounding landscapes of nearby Umbria.
Our guests can enjoy the ample garden fitted with everything they need. There’s a two-depth swimming pool (for children and grown-ups) in it, as well as an area for children to play and leisure facilities. For those guests who love nature and sports and want to have a bike ride in the country, we have mountain bikes of various sizes, also fitted with seats for babies.
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Corte del Brenta

Via Padana in Mestre, 204
Venezia, Veneto, 30030 IT
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http://www.cortedelbrenta.it
info@cortedelbrenta.it
Colonica room of XIX the century, today farm holidays, offers to break and lodging in the immediate vicinities of Venice, on the Coast of the Brenta, the coast of the villas venete. Court of the Brenta faithfully introduces like one typical colonica room of the campaign veneta, of which conserve still one splendid portion. The original forumetria, that is the external disposition of the windows and the points light, has been wise conserved and all the participations you turn to the structural recovery have been scrupulously analyzes you from the agency preplace to the safeguard of the cultural assets. Thanks to this attention, the restoration of the ancient present padronale house makes yes that the structure with the same face that it had at the moment of its first edificazione, going back the first years of the nineteenth century. The harmonic fusion of the colonico style Veneto with the ergonomics and the solidity of excellent contemporary finishes makes of bed & breakfast Short of the Brenta the ideal place where to pass a vacation to the standard of the genuinità and the typical style of a class farm holidays, without to renounce to the comforts that render the stay one pleasant pause of relax and culture. The external spaces Court of the Brenta has an open space of 51 hectares, in part cures to you like a wide garden equipped also for the small and, in the rear part the structure, as you live seeds to you to extensive cultivations. In the part limitrofa of the bottom portion of agroforestazione of poplars to short cycle is present one. It is moreover in phase of I realize originates them and didactic the botanical of native, typical and characteristic plants of zone rivierasca and adorn-lagoon garden veneta.
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Csa Vacanze Podere 3 Cipressi

Località Casalappi
57021 Campiglia Marittima Li, Italy, IT
http://www.poderetrecipressi.it
e-mail info@poderetrecipressi.it
There's a swimming-pool with jacuzzi and a small kiddy pool you will find a nice garden when you can relax and sunbath. The farmhouse is situated in the centre of the Val di Cornia country. It's just a short distance by bicycle or on foot to the most beautiful beach of the Etruschi Coast.
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Donnafugata relais

Lungomare Andrea Doria e Via delle Sirene
Ragusa Rg, Italy, 97100 IT
http://nuke.donnafugatarelais.com/
Donnafugata relais is a brand that means to propose R-al.mercato one series of lodgings, all making head to the same ragusano familiar group (Arezzo di Donnafugata). The proposal, in order now limited to the coastal zone of Navy of Ragusa, means to guarantee, to the visitors of our magnificent border of Sicily, the possibility to pass the own vacations in residences that they conjugate confort and quality of living. Ours is not one proposed intermediata of lodgings. We offer, answering some personally, property apartments cure to you in the particular and allot in the places more excluded to you to you.
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Farmhouse Castiglione

Frazione Basilica 77
Sansepolcro -Ar, Italy, 52037 IT
http://www.agriturismocastiglione.it/english/agriturismo.html
Castiglione Farmholidays is located on the wonderful hills of Sansepolcro, the country of Piero della Francesca, Luca Pacioli and "Palio della Balestra"; it's not far away from localities known in the world for their landscapes, historical and cultural richness, traditional products, like Chianti wine and Tuscan Oil.
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Farmhouse Apparita

Pomarance, Toscana, IT
www.apparita.it/english.htm

You can find us in the Upper Cecina Valley. The main cultural centre of the area is Volterra, an important historical Etruscan city, even rich in Roman, Medioeval and Renaissance remains.

The stony farmstead where we live is been recently restored respecting Tuscan architecture. The Podere l'Apparita is situated in front of S.Dalmazio, an ancient town 700m far. Here, the writer Carlo Cassola set his romance “Il taglio del bosco”.
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Farmhouse borgo matero

Strada Statale 321 Borgo Matero
Cetona, , Tuscany
http://www.borgomatero.it/eng/
info@borgomatero.it
The farm holidays Borgo Matero is close to some of the most important and enchanting central Italy art towns such as Montepulciano, Cortona, Orvieto, Assisi and Citta della Pieve. It is also less than one hour drive to the fascinating Val d’Orcia, an area famous for its softly rounding gilded wheat hills and its medieval and Renaissance small towns: Pienza, Monticchiello, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni - also famous for its spa waters - and Montalcino, where the Brunello, one of the world’s finest red wines, is made. Borgo Matero is only 7 kms far from San Casciano dei Bagni, where is one of the nicest and most famous spas in Italy, "Terme di Fonteverde". This is best for both beauty and health cares and treatments.
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Farmhouse il Tresto

Loc. Il Tresto
Poggibonsi Si, Italy, 53036 IT
http://www.iltresto.com/
info@iltresto.com
The Tenuta Il Tresto is a typical Tuscany farmhouse located in the hearth of The Chianti area, adjacent to places full of art and hystory such as San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Colle di Val d’Elsa, close to the Castle of Strozzavolpe and to the Castle of the Magione.
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Farmhouse Podere Fioretto

via Stradella 12
Buggiano Pt, Italy, 51011 IT
http://www.fioretto-toscana.com/eng/index.htm
nfo@fioretto-toscana.com
'Fioretto’ is a typical rural Tuscany house in North Tuscany, located on the top of a hill (450 m) and on the feet of Appennino Toscoemiliano mountains. Its favourable position provides a splendid view over the valley of Nievole and on the surrounding hills and mountains.
The farm house is in the middle of an olive grove with scattered fruit trees ( 2 hectares) and all these are encircled from a dense forest (chestnut and oak trees, pines). It's a very quiet and calm place in nature, ideal for a relaxing weekend stay or longer vacation.
From the gates of ‘Fioretto’ you can reach immediately the forest and if you are lucky walking the paths you can meet a wild boar or a deer or you could pick up some mushrooms and chestnuts. You can also enjoy all this with a mountain bike.
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farmhouse Podere Vignali

Civitella Paganico
Grosseto, Toscana, IT
www.poderevignali.it/
info@poderevignali.it

The heart of the hospitality is the villa, built in 1700 and completely renovated. It is divided into four rooms capable of hosting up to 12 people. A large and well equipped kitchen is available for guests as well as the communal room (la Carraia).
Rooms :
Bathroom with shower
Queen size beds
Central heating and wood stove
Sofa or armchair
(can become single or double sofa bed)
Desk
Satellite TV
Equipment for babies (travel cot, change mat and bath)
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Farmhouse Sovestro

Loc. Sovestro 62
San Gimignano Si, Italy, 53037 IT
http://www.sovestro.com/
E-mail: info@sovestro.com
The farm holidays Sovestro is located at only 2 km from San Gimignano, in the beautiful Tuscan Countryside where you can easely reach the great Art cities of Florence, Pisa, Siena and Volterra.

The Building is provided of 8 Bedrooms with bath and 4 appartments with sight on San Gimignano; all equipped with a furnishing that grants maximum tranquillity and relax.
On reservation it is possible to get the Bed & Breakfast service and/or dinner in the Agritourism with a Menu of local typical products made by the factory farm.

The Agritourism has a beautiful swimming-pool, a wide garden with gazebo, tables, chairs and barbecue. On demand is it possible to make guided visits in the cellar and taste the wine of our own production
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Farmhouse Torre Prima

Località Cortennano
53037 San Gimignano Si, Italy, IT
http://www.torreprima.com/
Torre Prima Farm holiday, 3 km from S.Gimignano.
Set in a reserved and silent panoramic area just 3 km far from S.Gimignano, the Farmhouse Torre Prima is integral part of the farm, which developed thanks to the recovery of the traditional wine and olive tree growing. The presence of these plants which surround the farm confer a relaxing atmosphere to this place.
It is possible to stay in the typical rural farmhouse completely restructured and in an independent villa just 500 m far all year round.
Decentralized and quiet compared to the city but also equidistant from the most famous places in the region: San Gimignano is just 3 km far while you can reach wonderful art cities famous all over the world such as Florence (50 km), Siena (30 km), Volterra (28 km) and Pisa (90 km) in a little time.


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Giuseppe olive Cantine-Farmhouse

Via Lago di Chiusi
Sarteano, Toscana, 53047 IT
http://www.lasovana.com/agriturismo/english/index.html
Situated in Tuscany, near the small towns of Chiusi, Chianciano and Montepulciano,
the Agriturismo La Sovana is located along one of the Chianti roads in a Chianti D.O.C.G. region.
closeby to the vineyards of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the Brunello from Montalcino.
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il Gheppio Farmahouse

Via delle Cerretelle 21
Guardistallo, Toscana, 56040 IT
http://www.gheppio.it/index-eng.htm
agriturismo.gheppio@tiscalinet.it
We are in Tuscany, at Guardistallo, in province of pisa. Softly situated in an old, olive-grove, near the medieval Montescudaio and Casale Marittimo, and 9 Km from the seaside, Gheppio opens on to an unforgettable sight, from the soft, Tuscan hills to the pure, peaceful sea of Etruscan Coast.
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Il poggiarello -Farmhouse

Loc. Pianetto
Roccastrada, , 58036 Grosseto
http://www.ilpoggiarello.it/web/index.cfm?id=A3943723-A9B8-9FA0-E0B465525B8D3B50&home-ing
www.ilpoggiarello.it
The house has been restructured and changed into a guest house with great care.

In this site you can see the details of the spacious, tastefully furnished apartments.
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Il Poggio degli ulivi

Via Montebalacca
Bettona, Umbria, 06084 IT
http://www.poggiodegliolivi.com/english/who.htm
E-Mail: info@poggiodegliolivi.com
Enchanting oasis of relaxation, located between olive groves and vineyards, Il Poggio degli Olivi will be able to fascinate you with its exclusive atmosphere and its unique view on the surrounding Umbrian green hills: from Bettona and Perugia up to Assisi and Spello. The seventeenth century complex has been restored respecting the style of Umbrian residences of that period and it offers a hospitality which joins bon ton with the authenticity of the territorial traditions.
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Il Pozzo- Farmhouse

Baciano
Capolona, , Tuascany
http://www.agripozzo.it/view.php?pid=30&lang=eng
The apartments are located in two stone farmhouses. Near the edge of the woods there is the largest of the houses: on the ground floor there is the common dining area and the shop; upstairs there are five apartments. On the lower portion of the knoll, there is the other house that has three apartments. Each unit has an independent entry, original niches and other particulars, bathroom with shower, special furnishings and a characteristic fireplace in the sitting room. In addition, modern amenities include air-conditioning, heating, satellite tv, telephone and an outlet for Internet connection.
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Il Vecchio Mulino

Loc. Mulino di Bellavista, 16
Belforte Radicondoli-Siena, Siena, 53030 Italy


www.vecchiomulinofarmhouse.com

Il Vecchio Mulino is situated among the rolling curvaceous hills of the sienese countryside , on the border of the provinces of Siena Florence Pisa and Grossetto in the picturesque medieval towns of Radicondoli and Belforte . In the early 1800, in the ancient cottage that was once part of the county of Radicondoli, a mill was built where peasants of nearby towns brought wheat, barley, and olives; it is still possible today to admire the impressive millstones once pulled by oxes.

Today it has been restructured and extended, maintaing of course all of it’s original architectural features and charm. The edifice is surrounded by beautiful gardens leading to a lovely swimming-pool where you can relax among the olive trees.

For those who love eating outdoors in company there’s a gazebo with barbecue bbq, all ready to enjoy the local produce; wines, typical Tuscan fare and many delicacies- these days more and more difficult to find.

Villa Fiorenzani is immersed in the heart of Tuscany’s famous rolling hills close to Siena, Florence, Pisa and Grosseto. You’ll find it just a few steps from the gorgeous medieval centre of Radicondoli. Villa Fiorenzani is comprised of the villa beautifully decorated and furnished with every comfort from the lovely garden to the splendid swimming pool. The villa would suit a family or group of friends who will have the entire complex at their disposal i.e. the villa, garden, pool and private car park. Villa Fiorenzani is just 6 km from Il Vecchio Mulino The villa offers a wonderful holiday for anybody wanting to get away from it all and spend their time at the art of relaxing naturally with deliciouslocal cooking or taking up erudite artistic excursions .


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La Bulichella

Località Bulichella, 131
Suvereto, Toscana, 57028 IT
Farm holidays at Bulichella means having a close encounter with nature and with country life of this small part of Tuscany, in a landscape framed by vineyards, olive and fruit trees, and enriched by a graceful lake where you can practice fishing.
http://www.bulichella.it
email:info@bulichella.it
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La Casaccia Residence

Campiglia Marittima, Toscana, IT
http://www.lacasaccia.li.it/uk/index.php
info@lacasaccia.li.it
he farm has been belonging to family Lorenzelli since many years and it was originally used as house for the farmers of the property. Now Lorenzelli's grandchildren have brought the farm back to its ancient splendor of the eighteenth century trasforming it in a cosy comfortable holiday-resort.
Simplicity and peculiar to details of its restoration mark this typical Tuscan farm.
La Casaccia is the ideal place to forget the noise and the frenetic daily life or to come near the nature with all its colours, althougn the farm is very near to the most important Tuscan towns.
La Casaccia is just one hour from Florence adn Siena and just 3 km from the sea (Golf of Baratti). You can cycle there under the warm Tuscan sun quite and without dangers.
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La Meria-Farmhouse

Semproniano, Toscana, IT
http://www.lameria.it/?Home~easyadmin:9~english
The ancient Etruscan town stands on a high summit that has weathered to resemble a natural cliff and is surrounded by impressive walls to make it one of the most secure defensive systems in the county of Pitigliano. The lovely fortress commands from on high, one of the most esteemed examples of military architecture of the Italian Renaissance period. The Orsini palace and the large Etruscan necropolis are also recommended visiting.
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La Piana b&b

Via Buggiano-Colle, 8
Buggiano, Toscana, 51011 IT
http://www.lapiana-hotel.de/en/double_rooms.htm
The estate "La Piana" lies on
a hill between the medieval villages
Buggiano and Colle di Buggiano.
A quiet and peaceful area with a
fantastic view of the Montecatini
Terme, 5km away, it is situated
in the heart of Tuscany, in the
region called Valdinievole.
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Le Serre-Residence

Strada Revigliasco, 25
Moncalieri, Piedmont, 10024 IT
http://www.residence-leserre.it/inglese/home.html
emai:info@residence-leserre.it
Enclosed within a single property of 30,000 square metres, the Country Residence Le Serre, a typical Piedmontese farmhouse, offers its guests the atmosphere of yesterday together with the conveniences of today, the opportunity to enjoy moments of peace, clean air and relaxing sunsets.
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Le Spighe farmhouse

S.S. Cassia Km.140
Proceno Vt, Italy, IT
http://www.lespighe.it/eng/SanGiustino.htm
lespighe (at) tiscali.it
Le Spighe offers 4 houses in which a very conservative work of restyling allowed to get 6 suitable and comfortable apartments, with typical Italian country style furniture, independent entrances and parking, in order to host up to 18 people. Each apartment has got its own fireplace, heater, bathroom, bedroom, living room and kitchen. In the basement of San Giustino there’is a very characteristic hall, called “sala” or “cantina” for diner, wine and cheese tasting that could host even 40 people. Around each apartment there’s big garden with green, tables and chairs, space for reading and relaxing
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Le Torri -Farmhouse

Strada San Lorenzo a Vigliano, 31
Barberino Val d'Elsa, Toscana, 50021 IT
http://www.letorri.net/
info@letorri.net
The winery “Le Torri” is the perfect place for those who want to spend their holiday and relaxing moments in touch with a fascinating nature and for those who would like to taste high-quality oil and wines. Our estate is located in the heart of Tuscany, halfway between the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena.
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Masseria degli Ulivi-hotel

http://www.masseriadegliulivi.com/eng/struttura.html
Email: info@masseriadegliulivi.com
Immersed in the Iblean countryside, rich with olive and carob trees and Mediterranean plants, Masseria degli Ulivi is welcoming structure, carved from an antique country home of the late 1800's.
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Oasi Sant’Elia-farmhouse

Via Delle Necropoli Sannite
83034 Casalbore Av, Italy, IT
www.agrisantelia.it
company is constituted from the " Masseria Sant' Elia" , to casolare of going back rural architecture at the end of the seven hundred and entire constructed in local stone. The recent restoration, completed in 1997 with the consequent opening of company, has carried to the light the original splendor of the construction.
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Poggio Aione- Farmhouse

Via Turati, 2
Catabbio Gr, Italy, IT
http://www.poggioaione.it/
poggioaione@gmail.com
Poggio Aione even offers a riding school located inside that will give the opportunità both to the beginners and to the experts to visit historical and attractive places with personalised trails according to your capacity.
We produce biological produce you will be able to buy and take home in memory of an holiday you would never have expected.

HISTORY
The Fani family has done farm tourism for over 15 years and owns the farm, one of the most ancient of the place. The strenght of our farm tourism is the experience, the knowledge of the territory and the tradition with it connected, typical of someone who have lived the territory from years and with it evolves.
Giorgio Fani, riding guide of the Maremma will come riding with you towards naturalistic and attractive trails and itineraries. Grandmother Vilna will cook breakfast completely made home with farm produce. Johnny, Giorgio’s son will indicate itineraries and will be present during your stay.
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Poggio Desto B&B

Via Bonaccorso Da Montemagno
51039 Quarrata Pt, Italy, IT
http://www.poggiodesto.it/index.php?setsitelanguage=en_US
The original building was a 18th century house as an inscription on a chestnut wood beam .The restoration was done trying to save the traditional structure .The house is surrounded by typical tuscan countryside : olive trees ,cypress trees ,vineyards.
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Poggio Falco

via senese nord
batignano-Grosseto, Toscana, IT
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Realais Villa vento

Via S.Maddalena n.9-13
Incisa Valdarno , , 50064 Florence
http://www.relaisvillaalvento.com/
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email: relaisvillaalvento@libero.it
In the charming atmosphere of the Tuscan country, only 19km from Florence, one finds RELAIS VILLA AL VENTO. The villa, built in1920, was born as a Summer residence of an important Florentine family. The relais has been masterly refurbished by its owners, Leonardo e Barbara who contribute to make feel "home from home" their guests who can walk in the large garden or relax at the swimming pool.
RELAIS VILLA AL VENTO is composed of 2 large flats with furniture suiting the villa, a common breakfast room, and a relaxation room. Furthermore, only 2km away, sports enthusiasts can play tennis and horse ride. Whereas, those who love to go shopping, just 1km away, can find the factory outlets of the main Italian designers.
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Relais di Campagna San Elena

Via Vicinale Di Campo Di Sasso
57020 Bibbona Li, Italy, IT
http://www.relaisantelena.it/en/
info@relaisantelena.it
In a natural embrace of splendid beauty arising from soft hills, a village, a tower and a cypress grove rests Sant’Elena, an ancient Tuscan residence made from stone and history. A sweet welcoming in its elegant interiors, furnished with love, antique furniture and valuable cloths; a moment of rest in a place without time, which, by itself, restores you; a reawakening with the smell of the morning and cakes which have been freshly made, in harmony with oneself.
The day trips are also unforgettable: from the sea just ten minutes away, to visiting the great cities of art or the many Etruscan remains or the exclusive thermal centres, to finishing the day by taking refuge in the characteristic trattorie where you can taste the great traditional Tuscan dishes, together with classic wines such as the great Bolgheri reds.
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Santa Maria a Poneta - Country house

Strada di Poneta, 50
Barberino Val d'Elsa, Toscana, 50021 IT
http://www.santamariaaponeta.com/
info@santamariaaponeta.com
Santa Maria a Poneta, a charming little hamlet immersed in a peaceful environment, is an ideal destination for your holidays. You will have the opportunity to relax in the stillness of an old farm, away from the stress of city life, while being comfortably close to all the art towns in Tuscany. Our fortunate location affords us the possibility of reaching San Gimignano, with its medieval towers, or Monteriggioni, with its strong town walls, in little time and on good roads; we are less than half an hour away from Sienna and Florence.
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Taverna di Bibbiano -Farmhouse

Loc. Bibbiano La Taverna 35
Colle Val D'elsa,
http://www.tavernadibibbiano.it/
nfo@tavernadibibbiano.it
Taverna di Bibbiano is a beautiful farmhouse in the heart of Toscany, between Siena and Florence , in front of San Gimignano. The beautiful stone building is surrounded by roses and lavender bushes, rosemary shrubs and other aromatic herbs.
On the way to the Farmhouse you can't stop gazing at the vineyards and olive groves, corn and sunflower fields; colours and fragrances blend giving the panorama that surrounds it a beauty with no time ...... and then on a hill in a surreal atmosphere you can admire the San Gimignano towers. At night, when San Gimignano is illuminated, a fascinating scenery awaits the visitor, offering unique emotions.
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Tenuta di Mensanello-Farmhouse

Località Mensanello, 34
Colle di Val d'Elsa, Toscana, 53034 IT
http://www.mensanello.com/en/farm_holiday_siena_tuscany.htm
info@mensanello.com
In the historic heart of Tuscany and Chianti, in the area surrounding Siena, only 5 km away from Colle Val d'Elsa, Casole d'Elsa and Monteriggioni, not far from the places steeped in art and history, such as San Gimignano Farm Holiday Siena and Volterra, as well as Siena and Florence, perched on the top of a hill, you can find Mensanello, an agricultural village, our farm-house.
In the midst of rolling hills richly cultivated with sunflowers, wine and olives, the ancient country houses of Mensanello are surrounded by ever changing colours
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Uliveta B&B

Via Pozzacchera
Quarrata, Toscana, 51039 IT
http://www.luliveta.it
info@luliveta.it
L'Uliveta is located at the slopes of the Montalbano, in Catena di Quarrata, just a few kilometres from Carmignano and Artimino. In less than a half an hour by car, you reach Florence, Lucca, Pistoia, Montecatini, Vinci and Empoli.
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L Policestation

Capri Police

Via Roma
Capri, Campania, 80073 IT
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Commisariato Marghera

Via Cosenz n.11
Marghera, Veneto, 30175 Italy
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Questura of Palermo

Piazza della Vittoria, 8
Montelepre, Sicilia, 90040 IT
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Questura di Venezia- Marghera

Via Aurelio Nicolodi (Mestre), 21
Venezia, Veneto, 30175 IT
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Questura Venezia

Sestiere di Santa Croce,500
Venezia, Veneto, 30100 IT
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L Sightseeing

San Gimignano SI
San Gimignano, Toscana, IT
http://www.sangimignano.com/sghomei.htm

San Gimignano, a small walled village about halfway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the surrounding buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley.

At the height of its glory, San Gimignano's patrician families had built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano still retains its feudal atmosphere and appearance.

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990, San Gimignano offers visitors the chance to step back in time while enjoying its local products including saffron and its white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Mugello

Via Senni, 15
Scarperia, , Italy
The territory known as Mugello is an area in northern Tuscany, a few kilometers north of Florence. The area of Mugello is a wide, green valley crossed in parts by the Sieve river, one of the major rivers that flow into the Arno river, Tuscany's principal river.

The Mugello is marked off in the north by the Tuscan-Emilia Romagna Apennines, in the south by the Monte Giovi peak and by Monte Senario and Monte Calvano in the west.
The towns within the Mugello

There are ten main communes in the Mugello. These are:

Barberino di Mugello
Borgo San Lorenzo
Dicomano
Firenzuola
Marradi
Palazzuolo Sul Senio
San Piero a Sieve
Scarperia
Vaglia
Vicchio

The Mugello is striking because of its natural beauty and the diversity found in its landscape, which goes from rolling plains to hills and to mountain
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Saint-Vincent

Via A. Vuillerminaz, 7
Saint-Vincent, , Italy
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Aliberti's Tower

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Aosta

11100 Aosta
Aosta, Valle d'Aosta, IT
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Arezzo

52100 Arezzo AR
Arezzo, Toscana, IT
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Brandale 's Tower

This tower looks out over the square of the same name behind the old quay. It still bears vague signs of its medieval past, Despite the major changes that were later made to it. Raised in the 12th century,the tower has medieval frescoes inside, while the front is decorated by a ceramic Visitation, a fine example of local craftsmanship. The big bell ('a acampanassa) has given its name to the cultural association housed in the adjacent Palazzo degli Anziani, a 14th-century building with 17th-century facade. Testo tratto da: The Italian Riviera Di Touring club italiano.
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Carretto's Palace

Savona was the scene of an unusual phenomenon: the reutilization and radical alteration of the medieval terraced houses on Via Piana and Via Quarda through the incorporation of the houses behind, restructured and rearranged through the construction of new stairwells and the ample use of vaulting. Examples of this are the Palazzo Grassi Ferrero Lamba Doria, with its loggias with pointed arches (now walled up) on the left of the front facing onto the sea, and the Palazzo Del Carretto Pavese Pozzobonello, also of medieval origin with sixteenth-century alterations and subsequent functional adaptations.
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Chiabrera' s Theather

http://www.teatrochiabrera.it/IT/HomePage
The town theatre, built in neoclassical style by mid XIX century, is located in piazza Diaz. It is a remarkable building with a facade decorated with staues and works by Varni, Brilla and Frumento. Testo tratto dal sito del Comune di Savona.
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Chianti

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 8
Greve in Chianti, Toscana, Italy
http://www.turismo.intoscana.it/intoscana2/export/TurismoRTen/sito-TurismoRTen/Tema/Winea27148.html_441029682.html
The Chianti area in Tuscany is one of the most beautiful in the whole region, as well as the most well-known and appreciated by visitors from across the world.

The borders of the Chianti region are not clearly defined but in general it extends over the provinces of Florence and Siena, covering all of the area between the two cities and extending to the east toward the Valdarno and to the west to the Val d'Elsa. The Chianti wine area extends further beyond the two cities, all around Florence and even toward Arezzo, Pistoia and Montepulciano.

You'll often find references to the "Florentine Chianti" and the "Sienese Chianti" to define the areas closest to one or the other city, but these often refer to a wine's origin within the Chianti region.
Territory

Chianti offers a unique landscape, with green, gentle hills covered with wide fields of vineyards and olive groves, small stone villages, characteristic parishes and countryside homes in stone.

The Chianti landscapes are so beautiful and particular that they inspire many photographs which then become postcards and calendars distributed across the globe.
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Comunita' Montana Del Casentino

Poppi, Toscana, Italy
www.turismo.intoscana.it/
La Verna

A virtual visit to the franciscan sanctuary of La Verna in Casentino where St. Francis of Assisi received the stigmata, a special spot for spiritural retreats surrounded by nature.
Poppi Zoo Park for European Fauna

Visit this one of a kind zoological park that allows you to see local Tuscan and European creatures up close, all just as beautiful or more so than the exotic species found in most zoos.
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Courmayeur

11013 Courmayeur AO
Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta, IT
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D'ere 's Tower

On the promontory of Capo Maiolo stands the more recent tourist resort of Torre del Mare, hidden amid the lush green Mediterranean vegetation; its name brings to mind the ancient watchtower which was built, like many of its counterpart along the coast, to defend the area from invasion by barbarian pirates.
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Doria 's Palace

The Doria ruled Loano almost uninterruptedly until 1735, when it was occupied by the Savoy. The family has left its mark on the town with the many religious and civil monuments that it constructed, especially Palazzo Doria, now the town hall, which is considered one of the most representative examples of Renaissance civil architecture in Liguria. It has a sixteenth-century portal in black stone and a loggia with paintings on the left side, while a large mosaic floor from the age of Imperial Rome (third century AD) has been installed in the central hall on the second floor. The same room now houses an ornithological museum.
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Florence

Firenze
Firenze, Toscana, IT
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Genoa

Genova
Genova, Liguria, IT
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Govone's Castle

The castle stands in a dominant position on a narrow spur of limestone, right above Finalborgo, the historic capital of the Del Carretto marquisate of Finale. Its powerful structure was made up of a tall and sturdy set of walls, defended at the corners by four cylindrical towers and surrounded by a wide external moat. The main gate was located on the southeast side, with a covered passageway and drawbridge. The bailey was dominated by the polygonal keep, now half-destroyed, protected by the celebrated Torre del Diamante, on a curved triangular plan with the two visible sides built out of rusticated Finale stone. The castle, probably built on the vestiges of older defense works, was founded in 1186 and devastated several times by the Genoese. In 1452 Marchese Giovanni Del Carretto had it rebuilt, at the same time as the towered walls of Finalborgo, turning it into a Renaissance court. At the end of the sixteenth century, the castle (and the marquisate) was conquered by the Spanish under Philip II, who made it a bridgehead in their conflict with the duchy of Milan. In 1707 the Spanish possessions of the Finale region passed to Austria, which sold them to Genoa ?for one million two hundred thousand scudi of five lire.? Like Castelfranco, Castel Gavone was dismantled in 1715: only the Torre del Diamante was spared and still looms among the ruins. The extremely picturesque setting, the suggestive power of the place and the buildings and the host of historical memories associated with it make a visit to the site one of the most interesting in the entire region.
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Grassi Ferrero Lamba Doria's Palace

Toward the end of the fifteenth century, Savona was the scene of an unusual phenomenon: the reutilization and radical alteration of the medieval terraced houses on Via Piana and Via Quarda through the incorporation of the houses behind, restructured and rearranged through the construction of new stairwells and the ample use of vaulting. Examples of this are the Palazzo Grassi Ferrero Lamba Doria, with its loggias with pointed arches (now walled up) on the left of the front facing onto the sea, and the Palazzo Del Carretto Pavese Pozzobonello, also of medieval origin with sixteenth-century alterations and subsequent functional adaptations.
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House's conte

Traces of Màllare?s past can be seen in the picturesque narrow streets of its historic district, and the medieval Casa del Conte, the residence of the Del Carretto family.
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Livorno

Maremma

Via Fulcieri Paulucci de' Calboli, 11
Grosseto, Toscana, Italy
http://www.turismoinmaremma.it/index.php?id=60&L=1
The Maremma, the southern part of Tuscany, corresponds to the Province of Grosseto, but above all, the Maremma defines a lifestyle based on respect for the environment, for culture and on maintaining traditions.
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Montalcino

53024 Montalcino SI
Montalcino, Toscana, IT
http://www.prolocomontalcino.it/index.php?lang=en
http://www.consorziobrunellodimontalcino.it/index.php?lg=en
The town of Montalcino is the hometown to the Brunello, one of the most famous wines in the world. It is in the province of Siena, at 567 m of altitude and it has a population of about 5000 inhabitants. The Palazzo Vescovile and the XIII-century churches of St. Agostino and St. Francis, can be admired inside the town.

Numerous archaeological discoveries have led to the conclusion that the first important human settlements in the area of Montalcino date to the Etruscan-Roman period. Some of these precious finds can be seen in the Musei Riuniti of the city.
In the year 814, the territory of Montalcino was ceded by the Emperor Louis the Pius to the monastery of Sant' Antimo and, since then, its abbots assumed the title of Conti Palatini and Consiglieri with competences not only in the religious sphere but also in the political and administrative domains of the territory.
Nevertheless, the development of Montalcino took place around the X century as for a meaningful growth of its population and for the attainment of a certain importance.
Around the year 935, the arrival of numerous refugees from Maremma, who escaped from the Saracen pirates and settled on the Ilcinese hill, deeply fostered the population of the territory. In the XI century, the area gained further wealth thanks to the improvement and the consolidation of the agricultural and handicraft activity, concerning the production of ceramics, footwear and tannage and wool and wood manufacture.
In 1110, the Sienese made of Montalcino one of the most imposing bulwarks of their Republic, building huge walls around this citadel. This small town had to wait almost a century, namely the year 1202, to recover its autonomy and its authority. All this led the Sienese to conquer it again. They besieged it and gained part of its territory with an agreement made in 1212.
Montalcino conquered its freedom again in 1252 benefiting from an alliance with the Florentines, but the outcome of the battle of Montaperti, which was won by the Sienese in 1260, led the town to fall under the City of the Palio once more.
The need for autonomy of the inhabitants of Montalcino did not take long to reappear. In 1355, they rebelled against the Emperor Charles V and, this time, they preferred to submit to Siena again rather than ceding their territory to him.
Finally, in 1462, Montalcino earned its communal status and it was also nominated Diocese by the Pope Pius II. The siege by the Spanish and the Medicean troops represented the last bloodshed in the history of this and all the Sienese territories. After eighty days of defence, the inhabitants of Montalcino housed many Sienese refugees and, together, they created the Republic of Siena and Montalcino.
Yet, this little state had to surrender to the Spanish when in 1559 its capitulation to the Iberian troops was ratified in the Cateau-Cambrésis treaty. In the XVIII century, the town of Montalcino entered the Tuscan Grand Duchy and it assumed its current territorial dimension.
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Monte Croce's Sanctuary

The modern sanctuary of Monte Croce is located in an extraordinarily scenic setting, on top of a 760-metre hill. On 5 October 1949, Our Lady appeared here to nine-year-old Caterina Richero. The sanctuary can be reached on foot or by car, via a dirt road that branches off from the main road to Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena. The nineteenth-century fort of Poggio Grande, located nearby, also affords a lovely view.
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Montepulciano

53045 Montepulciano SI
Montepulciano, Toscana, IT
http://www.comune.montepulciano.siena.it/on-line/Home.html
Montepulciano is nestled between the Val D'Orcia and Val di Chiana. Built along the narrow top of a limestone hill, this beautiful medieval village seems to be the natural continuation of the landscape on which it was built. Coming from the striking but more touristy city of Pienza, the landscape that you encounter just before reaching the village is the perfect reflection of classical Tuscany. Immediately below town's castle walls and fortifications, you can admire the church of the Madonna di San Biagio. Piazza Grande, situated on the highest point of the town, is dominated by the great tower and the Gothic facade of the Palazzo Comunale. Opposite the town hall, you can admire the Cathedral which dates back to the late sixteenth century. Despite its undeniable beauty, Montepulciano is well-known internationally for its Vino Nobile, one of the most popular Tuscan wines in the world.
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NATIONAL PARK OF THE CINQUE TERRE - Natural Protected Marine Area of the Cinque Terre

Via Telemaco Signorini, 118
Riomaggiore, SP, Italy
http://www.cinqueterre.it/info.php
A territory in which sea and land are founded forming a unique and evocative area. 18 kilometres of rocky coastline abounding with abundant bays, beaches and deep sea, surrounded by mountains running parrellel to the coast. Terracings cultivated with vineyards and olives, kept under control by old dry stone walls
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Nostra Signora delle Grazie

Corso Guglielmo Marconi, 136
Cairo Montenotte, Liguria, IT
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Papone 's Tower

In the medieval village of Noli, in its northern part, the thirteenth-century tower rises Papone, with mullioned windows and Gothic windows. A small arched bridge connects it to the trenches on the walls that descend from Mount Ursino Castle and the road that leads to the Bishopric. Its structure, apart from lowering once in 1831, has remained unchanged over the centuries.
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Pavese Spinola's Palace

Beyond the picturesque old Piazza della Maddalena stands the 16th-century Palazzo Pavese Spinola (no.26), with remains of frescoed grotesques in the vestibule. Testo tratto da: The Italian Riviera Di Touring club italiano.
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Pavoni's Palace

Nos. 3 and 5 form the Palazzo dei Pavoni, whose facade, by Alessandro Martinengo, is beautifully decorated with peacocks and floral motifs (1912). Testo tratto da: The Italian Riviera Di Touring club italiano.
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Pisa

Piazza Duomo, 17
Pisa, Toscana, 56126 IT
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Place turin

Jesolo, Veneto, IT
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Poggio Grande's Fortress

Strong Poggio Grande is part of the "Barrage of Zuccarello" obstacle to enemy troops in the area of Albenga. The battery of Poggio Grande was built in 1897 on the tops of the Two Brothers (802 m). The plan of the polygonal structure is completely surrounded by a moat and walls covered slope. At the center of a square with strong stone for the artillery emplacements separated by crossbars covered with grass. The local proceeds from the cross, was used as a warehouse for ammunition. The barracks itself is at the center of the esplanade, but at a lower level, thus remaining defense against cross holding the upper plateau. The façade is characterized by brick arches at the entrances to the premises
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Poggiolo's Castle

http://www.liguri.net/portappennini/val_lerrone.htm
In the hamlet of Bossanico, among cypress and eucalyptus trees, is the castle Poggiolo, with 17th century rooms and furnishings.
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Rapallo

16035 Rapallo GE
Rapallo, Liguria, IT
http://www.comune.rapallo.ge.it/
Known for its mild winters where people enjoy leisurely strolls on the sunny promenade and golfers enjoy one of the oldest courses in Italy year round, Rapallo is the winter residence of preference for most of the affluent Italians living in the North West of Italy.

Though modern development is happening at the outskirts of the city, at its heart, Rapallo it is still the gracious seaside village that attracted the likes of Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence and the famous English caricaturist, Max Beerbohm to reside here. Guarded by a medieval castle and the sociable promenade along the sea, it is always alive with interesting people and the special ambiance that belongs only to a seaport town.
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Republic's Palace

Passing through the door, on which stands a painting by Vincent Suarez, opens the Unknown Soldier Square on whose right side is the Palace of the Republic (XIV century), now the City Hall. The building has undergone several transformations: the first in 1797 which was followed by others between 1820 and 1850. Living in the council chamber are preserved three frescoes of religious subjects of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries., Detached from the base of the Tower of St. John and the last flag of the Republic (1788), on which is painted the Madonna and Saints. Eugene and Paragorio, protectors dlla city. This flag was hoisted on top of the tower in the great feasts. In a niche carved into the wall, are cineraria, from the former church of Santa Margherita, several "Mascoli" (firecrackers) for the shooting of barrels during the celebrations, and a characteristic wooden urn used for voting by the Council of the Republic. Under the Town Hall, the Lodge of the Republic (XIV-XV), obtained with the porch of the first floors of homes outpaced the walls of the city. Runs parallel to Italy during Dante square, opening on the left lanes. In the first section collected some stones, which resemble characters and historical events.
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Rovere's Palace

The Renaissance in Savona is distinguished by the singular and significant presence of two popes from the della Rovere family, Sixtus IV and Julius II, who opened the city up to new influences, breaking the cultural stranglehold that Lombardy had previously exercised over the whole of Liguria. This change is exemplified by the Palazzo della Rovere, on which work began in 1495 to the design of Giuliano da Sangallo (1443-1516). The construction was carried out under the direct supervision of the architect, who showed himself capable of transforming the geometric rigor of Brunelleschi?s vision of space into a refined and elegant style. Though profoundly modified on the inside and damaged by the war and some recent, incongruous functional adaptations, the Palazzo della Rovere still clearly displays the typical layout of Tuscan fifteenth-century architecture, with an L-shaped inner court partly lined with porticoes. The beautiful façade on Via Pia (left unfinished) has several orders of marble pilaster strips that create a delicate two-color pattern against the walls of gray stone.
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Rude Doria 's Castle

Surviving structures from the feudal period include the castles of Poggiolo, with decorations and furnishings from the seventeenth century (privately-owned), and Doria, as well as the ruins of those belonging to the Del Carretto and Maremo.
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Salvarezza 's Palace

Palace Avenue-Salvarezza located in Piazza Dante, built in the twelfth century around the Marina Tower is the result of a seventeenth-century recasting of medieval buildings. Avenue to the family home until the sale of the building to the family Salvarezza in the next century. Despite the restructuring is still visible in the exterior decoration on the facade and the elegant staircase at the time.
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San Giovanni 's Tower

The castle of Noli on the coast has a special historical significance: dating from the period of the Saracen incursions (ninth-tenth century), it was taken over by Marchese Enrico il Guercio of the Del Carretto family in the middle of the twelfth century. Originally ringed by walls that defended the hill with two arms sloping from the bastion down to the sea, only the western section is still in a perfect state of preservation, with a long stretch of battlements and numerous semicircular towers.
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Sanremo

18038 Sanremo IM
Sanremo, Liguria, IT
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Sant Agostino 's Convent

http://www.comuneloano.it/old/htm/turismo/itinerari.htm
The Church and the Convent of St. Augustine arise in 1588 at the behest of John Andrea Doria and his wife Zenobia Carretto of the architect John Ponzello. The interior has three aisles divided by columns of stone Finale: the nave is vaulted with large lunettes stucco decoration dating from late sixteenth / early seventeenth century. There are conservatopere valuable as the paintings of the Martyrdom of St. Andrew of GB Paggi (1590) and Baptism of Jesus of BC Semino (1590). The walls of the home to the Assumption and Nativity paintings by Lucchese B. Brandimarte, signed and dated 1590.
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Santuario of MonteAllegro

Via Santuario di Montallegro, 24
Rapallo, Liguria, 16035 IT
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Savona

17100 Savona SV
Savona, Liguria, IT
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sea ​​cave

Just over a kilometre from the town of Bergeggi, the chalky cliffs open up to reveal a true wonder of nature which, incredibly, can be seen from the Via Aurelia high above. The main entrance can only be reached from the sea; a narrow pathway leads right down to the cave from the road. Once inside you can admire the greens and purples of the cave, and take in the wonderful ripples and reflections created by the seawater which has seeped inside. It was discovered back in 1881 and explored extensively until 1967 when a square-lipped vase and other material from the Neolithic period (5000-2000 BC) ? when the sea level was much lower than it is today due to glaciation ? were found in a gorge. These finds are now kept in the museums of Genoa Pegli, Vado Ligure and Finale Ligure. Numerous reef-dwelling species live in the waters of the cave, making this part of the Riviera a real paradise for marin life.
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Siena

53100 Siena SI
Siena, Toscana, IT
http://eng.comune.siena.it/
Siena is probably Italy's loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth making even if you are in Florence and Tuscany for just a few days. Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo and world-reknown for its famous Palio, a festival and horse race that takes place on the piazza itself two times each summer
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Torrione's Tower

A round tower of 1564 is the oldest building in the village, which also has houses from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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Torrione's Tower

The Tower of Alassio, or Tower of the thigh was built in the sixteenth century by the Genoese. It 'a bulwark on the sea, a symbol of the city. Built circular, stone and brick, has a terrace above, protected by railings elevated upstream, initially provided with loopholes. The base includes a ground floor and first floor with vaulted ceilings.
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Tower 's four songs

Piazzetta Morando is exceptional for its strikingly tall Canto Tower, built on a trapezoidal plan, and its views of the castle and walls...
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Tower Leon Pancaldo

This small, attractive tower by the sea, decorated with a statue of the Madonna of Mercy, is of 14th-century origin and takes its name from the Savona-born navigator who accompanied Ferdinand Magellan on his sea voyages, but who died tragically in 1537 on the Rio della Plata. On the seaward side a verse by Gabriello Chiabrera dedicated to the Madonna and in Latin (which coincides exactly with the Italian) reads: 'In this raging sea, this sudden storm, I beseech thee, oh guiding star'. Testo tratto da: The Italian Riviera Di Touring club italiano.
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Vegliasco's Tower

Along the road that leads from Station Square to the Madonna della Guardia, villas, gardens and beautiful landscapes, rises in places Vegliasco, the circular feature of fifteenth-century tower. Post in a dominant position over the valley of Alassio, the tower is also known as "Tower of Adelasia", daughter of Emperor Otto I. Legend has it that the place where the princess lived was called Alaxia, then Alassio, in his honor. The tower is depicted on the emblem of the city.
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Venice

Venezia, Veneto, IT
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Venice

, IT

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Vescovile's Palace

The origins of the building are related to the events that led to the construction of the city within the walls of a new church. The first cloister, which overlooks the Sistine Chapel, there are traces of architecture, gravestones, inscriptions and fragments of frescoes of the Lombard-Gothic character including St. George with a knight, late fourteenth century, a Madonna with Child in the middle of the fifteenth century and a bezel groove with piety. In the eighteenth century Bishop's Palace was renovated nellle current form by Bishop Dominic Maria Gentile. Since 1788 the hall was completed with the access staircase with two flights and the entrance of the bishop, on which stands the coat of arms of Bishop Gentile. The pediment consists of a balustrade, is inserted at the center of one of the barriers to phytomorphic marble used in the cathedral of the fence as a baptismal font. Gentile is the bishop a portrait, a copy of which is located in the Episcopal seminary. The bishopric of Savona hosted Pius VII prisoner of Napoleon from 1809 to 1812, in the apartments built to the pontiff by the prefect Chabrol de Volvic.

As part of the Bishop's Palace, adjacent to the Cathedral, the apartments are of Pius VII, who hosted the pontiff, a prisoner of Napoleon, from 1809 to 1812. The premises include a courtroom lined with crimson damask, with the throne, placed between the portraits of Pius VII painted by PG Brusco and Domenico Rastellino, two paintings of the Virgin Birth of Augustine Oxilia, The Death of the Virgin by Paolo Gerolamo Brusco, the marble bust of Joseph ponefice Gaggini, taken from the prototype Canova, the bedroom and study. The forum was facing the cathedral where the Pope could hear mass behind the grate with carved cherubs, from the choir of the monastery of Santa Chiara, surmounted by a fresco by Paolo Gerolamo Brusco reported with the coat of arms of the family and Chiaramonti the papal insignia. In the main floor, the hall, above the rooms of Pius VII, is decorated by Stephen Brusco, two Marmori medallions with portraits of Pope Sixtus IV and Julius II on the sides of the fireplace, gender and eighteenth-century paintings, including where two views attributed to Lacroix port of Marseille and the French school.
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Video Venice

Venezia, Veneto, IT
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Walls and Towers

Set at the confluence of the Lerrone and Arroscia, which already provided a natural defense, its walls proved invaluable for protecting the population from the frequent raids by Barbary pirates. The battlemented walls, over seven meters or twenty-three feet high, have two gates and a total of ten round or polygonal towers. The layout within the walls has a recognizably military character, with streets that intersect at right angles at regular intervals. In the center of the town stands a characteristic well (which still has its old chains and buckets).
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CircoloGolfeTennisRapallo

Corso Goffredo Mameli, 377
Rapallo, Liguria, IT
http://www.golfetennisrapallo.it/it/
Tel.: 0185-261777 - Fax: 0185-261779
E-mail: segreteria@golfetennisrapallo.it
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Garlenda club 's Golf

Via del Golf, 7 - P.tta Galleani
Garlenda , , 17033 savona
http://www.garlendagolf.it
info@garlendagolf.it

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Golf Albarella

Isola di Albarella
Rosolina (Ro) , Italia/Veneto, 45010 IT

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Golf Condulmer

Via Delle Croce N.3
Mogliano Veneto, Veneto, 31020 ITALY

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Golf Venice

Strada Vecchia,1
Alberoni, lido di Venezia, Italy/Veneto, 30126 IT

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Menaggio&cadenabbia golf club

va golf 12
Grandola ed Uniti, Italy/Lombard, 22010
http://www.menaggio.it
segreteria@golfclubmenaggio.it
Par the 70 of the Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club it says already something of the distance, of its "short" being, of its to demand precision. But it does not say all. It does not say the fascination of the authenticity that only the cesellati natural distances in the atmosphere have, with to the difficulties, to fairwys the straits, the dangers, the unevennesses pronounces to you.
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Tolcinasco Castle Golf & Country Club

Pieve Emanuele
Tolcinasco, Lombardia, 20090 IT
http://www.golftolcinasco.it
golf@golftolcinasco.it
Opened in 1993, it offers members and guest players 36 holes, with three championship courses and nine executive holes.
The golf courses develop round an imposing 16th century castle and its antique yard that give the club a unique imprint.

Designed by Arnold Palmer, one of the greatest players ever, the 27 championship holes are at the highest standards as for modernity, completeness and variety, favoured by four starting tees guaranteeing an interesting game with any handicap.
In addition, there are nine Executive holes, all of them par 3.
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I Asia

Asia

Roma, Lazio, IT

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