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

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

130 “Deh, quando tu sarai tornato al mondo,

e riposato de la lunga via”,

seguitò 'l terzo spirito al secondo,

133 “ricordati di me che son la Pia;

Siena mi fè, disfecemi Maremma;

salsi colui che 'nnanellata pria

136 risposando m'avea con la sua gemma".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The present appearance of the building is the result of many changes that occurred over time. In the XVI and XVII century, several additions were made by the Malfatti family, who had become the owner. Another significant restoration was carried out at the beginning of the XX century with the intention of recovering the original medieval style. At this intervention must be the set of visible light windows in the first and the second floor. The lodges on the lower floor were also extensively renovated in the XX century. It was that public meetings of the Medieval City Market hold until the World War II).
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Medieval
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Palazzo Malfatti is located into the Massa Marittima old town in one of the most beautiful square of Italy.
Has restoration work taken place?
Palazzo Malfatti was completely restored in 1997 keeping the most of the historical components as the original Mansion.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The internal walls are the same of the middle age era. Some apartments have painted ceilings.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Plazzo Malfatti was built by Nello de Panocchieschi and after bought by the Malfatti Family.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Nello de Pannocchieschi married Marghrita di Sovana and had a son called Bindoccio.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Palazzo Malfatti is a monument with all the certification of authenticity.
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Pestana Palace Lisboa Hotel & National Monument - The Leading Hotels of the World
Hotel in Lisbon , Portugal Europe > Portugal > Lisbon > Lisbon > Sao Jose  
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Year erected: 19th century
What is the history of the property?
Was commissioned by José Luis Constantino (1855-1932), who was born to a family of farmers from the northern part of Portugal, who later became Marquis of Valle Flor by the appointment of King D. Carlos. The Italian architect Nicola Bigaglia worked on this project between 1905 and 1906.The marquis was closely associated with France and this greatly influenced his choice of decoration and selections of styles in the Lisbon Palace. It reflects a combination of influences originating in Sao Tome, Portugal and France. With his death in 1932, the building fell into a state of silence and darkness. After a century, it was reborn and the initial splendour was slowly regained.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
Loius XIV, Regency, Louis XV and Louis XVI
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
There are in the area some historical monuments and also others are in approximately 3 kilometers.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Yes
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Yes
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Several
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Hotel and National Monument
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Palace
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
The hotel has a Chapel and historical gardens
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Fundana Villas
Aparthotel in Liapades , Greece Europe > Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu  
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Year erected: 17th century
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
End of the Venetian period of the island of Corfu about 1785
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
no
Has restoration work taken place?
Partly
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Yes
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Yes
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Yes
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Yes, by the Greek State (FEK)
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Mansion
Farmhouse
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
Venetian Fontego- Olive Press traditional
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San Ruffino Resort
Resort in Lari , Italy Europe > Italy > Tuscany > Pisa > Lari  
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Year erected: 15th/16th century
What is the history of the property?
dating back to the 15/16th century documents are telling about San Rufino Castle
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
The actual infrastructure of the property was reconstructed in 1861 by Architect Bellincioni, a famous Tuscan architect of this period.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
The property is surrounded by a centenary green park
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes from 2000 to 2008
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Yes painted ceilings and walls, floor and other infrastructural elements
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
The Count of family Norci was the owner
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
No known ones
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Heritage building
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
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Casa De Fatauncos
Guest House in Vouzela , Portugal Europe > Portugal > Viseu > Vouzela > Ventosa  
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Year erected: 18th century
What is the history of the property?
The Manor House was built in two different times.

The east part was built in the XVIII Century.

Guests are invited to observe materials and furniture from the original construction.

One hundred years later, the west part was built, namely the large living room with a fire place. In this room there is a XIX century English piano (Broadwood).

In 1896 my grand grand father bought the house to doctor Oliveira, for his own family.

From then till the present the house is the property of Teles de Menezes family.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
It was built in baroque style.

Also the romantic construction during XIX century maintains the baroque original style.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
The village of Fataunços is proud of holding several Manor Houses from the XVIII Century
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes, during 1998, the house was adapted to a "tourisme de charme"
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The house keeps original furniture and paintings, namely French and Portuguese school from XIX century as well as important sacred art sculptures.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Some guests are important politicians and ministers of the third republic.

One of the ex-presidents of Saint Thomas and Prince in Africa, is a member of the family and lived in Casa de Fataunços during is studies in Viseu.
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Several piano and "lied" concertos as well as jazz music sessions have taken place during the last ten years in the auditorium and in the gardens.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
No
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Mansion
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
The whole House is decorated with old furniture as well as china, tiles and paintings.

The park is superb with beautiful places to read or only to relax.
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Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
Hotel in City of Chania , Greece Europe > Greece > Crete > Chania  
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Originally a 17th century mansion, Casa Delfino was owned by Giovanni Delfino, a knight and ship-owner from Marseille since the middle of the 19th century. It was used as a family house until World War II, when it suffered great damages and was abandoned. In 1986, the 5th generation of the Delfino family started renovating the house in order to turn it into a charming hotel, while also maintaining its original historic character.
Year erected: 17TH CENTURY
What is the history of the property?
The history of Casa Delfino is a story of romance, adventure, and extraordinary twists of fate. The tale begins in 1835 with Giovanni Delfino, a knight and ship-owner from Marseille, who made his fortune transporting goods across the Mediterranean.

On one fateful trip bound for Syria, a storm cast Delfino aground at the Castle of Gramvousa on Crete. He sought refuge in the Capuchin monastery. Delfino managed to salvage his precious cargo of cod, which he sold to the locals at a handsome profit. Quick to spot a gap in the market, Delfino requested another shipment of fish to be sent from Marseille. Along with the cargo, his wife Bianca and their children, Petro and Margaritte, were also dispatched to Crete.

As Delfino’s business continued to flourish, the family decided to settle in Chania permanently. Between 1840-1860, Delfino purchased a grand Venetian mansion in the heart of town, conveniently located close to the harbour.

When Giovanni Delfino’s daughter Margaritte came of marrying age, a suitable groom was found in Marseille. So Margaritte began the long sea voyage to meet her future husband. But destiny intervened: on the way, she fell in love with the captain of the ship, who was a charming Italian. In a flash, Marseille was forgotten, and the young couple turned the ship around and returned to Chania. 

The family home was given to Margaritte as part of her dowry. From then on, it became known as Casa Delfino. The happy couple raised six children in the house. All future generations continued to live in the family house, until the Second World War. Casa Delfino suffered severe damages during the German occupation. The house was abandoned and gradually fell into ruin.

Eventually, in 1986, Manthos Markantonakis - a fifth generation descendant of the Delfino family - made it his mission to restore the family home to its former splendour. With great love and care, Casa Delfino was renovated, upgraded, and converted into a luxury hotel. Manthos’ ambition was to recreate the sense of a private residence in the heart of Chania.

Today, the building’s rich and colourful heritage is as much a trademark of Casa Delfino as the exceptional hospitality and elegant interiors. Period antiques and personalised service capture the authentic spirit of this timeless landmark. To this day, Casa Delfino remains a part of the original family's legacy, and is deeply engrained in their hearts.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
17th century venetian building
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
yes
Has restoration work taken place?
yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
18th century authentic hammer and lots of antiques
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
queen sofia, jean paul gaultier, viggo mortensen, kirsten dunst, duke of kensington, al gore
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
no
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Mansion
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Hotel Monopol
Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz , Spain Europe > Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife  
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Year erected: 19th century
What is the history of the property?
It has been managed by my family for 93 years, I am now the 3rd generation.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Spanish colonial architecture
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes
Has restoration work taken place?
Constantly during 93 years of history
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The patio
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Nobel prize laureate Bertrand Russell.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Heritage building by the Canarian government.
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Mansion
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Domus 21 - Formosa
Apartments in Porto , Portugal Europe > Portugal > Porto > Porto > Cedofeita  
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Year erected: 17th century
What is the history of the property?
The first parts of the building were built in the XVII century. It has been a palace, a high school and later became a typography and book binding factory.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes. It is located in the old town.
Has restoration work taken place?
The restoration started in 2016 and the the building was fully refurbished at the beginning of 2018.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Yes, the main structure of the building was kept, most of the ceilings are painted, and there are several references to the previous factory (e.g.: old machines in the lobby, old books in most of the apartments, etc)
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
The property is included in the architectural protected area by the municipality.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Palace
Factory
High School
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Hotel Villa Luppis
Country House in Pasiano di Pordenone , Italy Europe > Italy > Friuli Venezia Giulia > Pordenone > Pasiano Di Pordenone  
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Dating as far back as the beginning of the 11th century, Villa Luppis used to be an old monastery of the Camaldolite monks. Due to the war between Venice and the Hapsburgs, the monastery underwent serious damages, and it was rebuilt during the 1500s. Since the 19th century, it has come to the possession of the Luppis family, who turned it into a charming guest house where diplomatic activities also took place.
Year erected: 900 d.C.
What is the history of the property?
Villa Luppis: this is the name of the old monastery which was built here, by the Camaldolite monks at the beginning of the 11th century, on the confluence between the river Livenza and Meduna. Many events went by, i.e. a rebuilding in 1500 after the damages suffered during the war between the Republic of Venice and the house of Hapsburgs, and San Martino was then secularized by Napoleon at the beginning of 1800 and acquiredby the Chiozza – Luppis family. Turned into a superb country house, it came an elegant estate and was used by the family ancestors as a place where to carry out the public relations for their industrial and diplomatic activities.

Today, the Villa still recalls past times’ splendor and atmosphere. With an accurate intervention aiming at maintaining as far as possible everything unaltered, we have turned it into a 39-bedroom 4 star hotel (6 suite) with period furnishing and we have provided it with every comfort, an excellent restaurant and a relaxing piano-bar. To facilitate and enrich the stay of our guests, we have also arranged important additional services: “Guide to the territory, Shopping-card, Green fee, Ski Pass, Shuttle Bus to/from Venice”. In Villa Luppis not only do our guest find surroundings of exceptional charm, but also and above all a kind of hospitality typical of first-class hotels with something more: our friendly, not just formal approach.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
It was built 1100 years ago
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
An Ice Cellar from 1300, a collection of more than 300 Clocks of epoch, a unique Chapel in Europe, that reproduces the one in Warsaw Castle in Poland, important paintings 600 years old and much more!
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Dukes of Windsor
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
We belong to the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) and ADSI (Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane); Most important: our Villa is bound as it belongs to "Beni Culturali"
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Monastery
Villa
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A77 Suites by Andronis     
Hotel in Athens , Greece Europe > Greece > Central Greece > Attica  
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Year erected: 19th century
What is the history of the property?
The House is a neoclassical mansion that used to be the home of a Greek noble family for almost half century. It was then used as a women's boutique and a book press facility until it was abandoned for several decades.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Neoclassical
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
It is located in the historical center of Athens in the heart of Plaka
Has restoration work taken place?
The building was completely restored in cooperation with the archaeology committee of Greece.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The marble balconies and staircase as well as the marble fireplace on the 2nd floor of the Hotel in the Supreme Suite number 8. The well of the House, although dry, is still standing in the Courtyard of the Courtyard Suite
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
The house is officially a monument listed building.
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Castello Di Potentino
Farm Stay in Seggiano , Italy Europe > Italy > Tuscany > Grosseto > Seggiano  
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Year erected: 1042
What is the history of the property?
The first document to mention the Castello di Potentino is dated 1042. It then belonged to a certain Count Pietrone or Pepone. However, the original foundations are probably Etruscan. Over the centuries the property passed through the hands of many well-known Tuscan families of noble descent - the Tolomei, the Bonsignori, and the the Salimbeni, whom in the company of Contessa Bianchina, received Saint Catherine of Siena as a guest at the castle. At the end of the 16th Century it became a centre for the charitable works of the hospital order of Santa Maria della Scala.

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

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

In 1989 the family purchased their first ruined castle – the Castello di Montepo, Scansano. Restoration was completed, vineyards planted and a winery established. After 10 years it was sold to a well-known wine producer from the Biondi Santi family. The next castle, Potentino, was discovered in an old guide book. Abandoned, dilapidated, overgrown, the potential was still apparent. It was for sale but had to be bought from 22 different people. Negotiations took a year and agreement finally reached with all the owners. In 2000, work commenced.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Late Medieval early renaissance
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
No, but we are in a valley without very little modern intervention- it is very much like the land in the Sienese frescos of good and bad government.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes- the castle was restored from near collapse in 2000.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
We have beautiful 19th century/early 20th century stencils on the beams and some 17th century paintings by the altar in the chapel by the Nasini Brothers. We also have templar artifacts in the vaulting of the castle and a templar cross above the chapel entrance. Some of the vaulting is fabulous.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Saint Catherine of Siena came to visit with the Contessa Bianchina Salimbeni on their way to Rome to visit the Pope, San Bernardino was local and Saint Francis also passed through the castle. We also believe that Caravaggio hid at Potentino although he didn't leave any canvases behind!
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
We are under the Beni Culturali as a monument
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
There are also Etruscan ruins in the valley- including some very old winemaking stones- palmenti.
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Bromølle Kro
Inn in Jyderup , Denmark Europe > Denmark > West Zealand County > Tornved  
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Year erected: 1198
What is the history of the property?
Kroen har været ejet af Biskop Absalon tilbage i 1198. Senere har den hørt til Sorø Kloster, Dragsholm Slot og Dønnerup Gods
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Bygningen blev genopført i 1965
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Nej
Has restoration work taken place?
Ja som sagt er bygningerne ikke gamle, men fra 1965
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Nej
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Nej
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Kroparret slog i 1700 tallet de rige kræmmere ihjel og frarøvede dem deres værdier
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Nej
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kro
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Castello Dal Pozzo
Hotel in Oleggio Castello , Italy Europe > Italy > Piedmont > Novara > Oleggio Castello  
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Year erected: 1000
What is the history of the property?
The Castrum was called Q.Legio, from which the name Olegio seems to derive, Olezo, named Oleggio Castello in honor of the Visconti building built around the year 1000. It was precisely from the shores of Lake Maggiore that the Visconti, around 1200, moved to the dominion of the Signoria of Milan, assumed since 1277 and which ended with the death of Filippo Maria (1447), whose only daughter Bianca was married to Francesco Sforza who continued the splendor and independence of the Duchy of Milan. In the following centuries, the castle was abandoned until a partial, but substantial destruction. Only in the mid-sixteenth century, the descendants of the Visconti, who became Aragon in 1426 by concession of King Ferdinando of Naples, recovering the remains of the Castle, they rebuilt a residential building. The marquis Alberto Visconti d'Aragona, the last of this name, was implicated for his active participation in the Carbonari uprisings and, for this, tried, sentenced to death and the expropriation of property. The properties passed to his sister Virginia, wife of Bonifazio dal Pozzo d'Annone, of Piedmontese origin, of Rovereto, later renamed Alessandria in honor of Rolando Bandinelli, Pope Alexander III in 1167. His son Claudio (1839-1885), passionate about Richard Popwell Pullan, William Burgess' s brother - in - law and follower of the Augustus Pugin school, was commissioned to redesign and restructure the structure, transforming it into a Gothic - Revival style castle surrounded by a majestic park. Next to it stands the eighteenth-century palace where Alberto Visconti d'Aragona lived until his death after being pardoned. Died in 1895, he is buried, together with his wife Donna Luigia, of the Marquis of Monticelli Obizzi, in the cemetery of Oleggio Castello. The palace was a refuge and home for many local families with the succession of the World Wars. Subsequently, when Oleggio Castello, leaving Paruzzaro became an autonomous Municipality, the Palace, by concession of the family, was for some decades the seat of the Municipal school of Oleggio Castello and later abandoned. In recent years it was renovated and meticulously transformed into a magnificent Luxury Boutique Hotel, destined to project the small and peaceful Municipality of Oleggio Castello onto the most coveted international scenario. The entire property belongs to the Dal Pozzo d'Annone family and is still the seat of the family.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
A corner of England
British art experts have defined the architecture of the Castle as one of the purest examples of the Gothic Revival, very popular in the Victorian era. The Marquis Claudio Dal Pozzo d 'Annone was a passionate scholar of the 16th century Gothic style and the Castle reflects this artistic passion. Outside the castle has a very compact physiognomy. The grandiose landscaping emphasizes it all. The 24-hectare park is surrounded by rare arboreal essences of great botanical interest. The entrance porch, the chapel, the massive square tower from the east, the small octagonal tower on the south-western corner, reveal the spirit of the Anglo-Saxon style. The architecture blends with the typical internal decoration of the period: the stained glass windows of the windows of the apse of the chapel, the wrought iron gates taken from Scottish models, low reliefs set on the external walls of the building, coats of arms and sculptures of various origins . The careful study and loving care for the execution of every detail is clear. The stencils on the walls, the decorations of the tiles and the decorations of the furniture, bring to the spirit and cultural climate of the artistic movement called 'Gothic Revival' and are taken from the book of drawings 'Of Ecclesiastical Monuments' by Augustus Pugin, upon whose death He was succeeded by architects of the caliber of William Burgess and then William Morris whose movement called 'Arts and Crafts' influenced architecture, interior design and decorative arts. Although the Gothic Revival style uses simple forms with decorations taken from the medieval era, it could be argued that the movement already lays the foundations of modern design.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes, the palazzo and the historical stables
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Everything :-)
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
yes
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
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Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati
Aparthotel in Parma , Italy Europe > Italy > Emilia Romagna > Parma > Parma  
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The building dates from 1222, and was a birthplace of the Medieval chronicler, Brother Salimbene.
Year erected: 1200
What is the history of the property?
very long story. From the birth of Fra Salimbene back in 1200, it became a Dalla Rosa Prati property in 1700 when my family refurbisehhed it completely. It was partially bombed during the second world war and therefore rebuilt in the south area. Since 2004 we started renting part of our palazzo to the Tourists
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
1700
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
it is surrounded by the most important monuments of Parma such as the Cathedral (Duomo), the Baptistery and the Bishop's Palace which is the most ancient Palazzo of Parma, built on the ancient Roman ground
Has restoration work taken place?
The restoration started with its faces back in the early 2000
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
there are several frescoes original from the 1400 and a wonderful ceiling vaulted besides coffered ceilings. In the "cafe" area there is also a column dated 1200
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
we welcomed very important Guests such as Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi and many others that we prefer not to mention for Privacy reasons, but also for example Royal Families. In our Family who owned the Palazzo, we had very important ancestors such as Guido (scientist, mayor of Parma and much more), Scipione (who signed the contract with "Correggio" to come and paint many cupolas and more in Parma
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Several important marriages, parties, shows aso. One remarkable was some years ago for the presentation of new models of Ferrari cars
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Our palazzo is recognized by the italian superintendence of historical assets and is part of A.D.S.I. (italian association of historical buildings), and also part of "Castelli del Ducato" (association of Castles of the Duke of Parma).
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Palace
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
Mentioned by "a thousand places to see before you die" (NY Times) our accommodations have amazing views and equipped with a kitchen besides being fully serviced by WiFi.
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Château la Moune
Bed & Breakfast in Montussan , France Europe > France > Aquitaine > Gironde > Bordeaux  
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Originally built in the 13th century, the building has been renovated since in order to become a stylish and luxury hotel, while still maintaining its historic qualities and period charm.
Year erected: 1300
What is the history of the property?
For the XIIIth century, the counts of Brach were known as Lords of Montussan. Moune, in the village of the old coaching inn, would date from the same period. It is an old noble house situated in the valley of the Laurence, not far from the castle of Taillefer. It was attacked during the religious wars. Pierre de Brach writes in 1572: « (…) de mille fantassins de qui les estendarts plantés dedans mes champs bouffaient de toutes parts*. »

Ronsart and Montaigne stayed there. Then the house belonged at the XVIIIth century to the family of Bonnefon, who possessed big properties in the parishes of Beychac and Montussan. They were seized by the Revolutionary government and sold in seventeen lots as national domain in the month of brumaire of the year III of the Republic. Sir Labre bought the noble house and the first lot at the price of 28 200 gold francs. This property passed then to mister de Frémont, then by alliance to mister Leymarie, his son-in-law.

Pleasantly situated, surrounded with lawn and with English gardens, Moune and its wooded hundred hectares got then harvests of 70 tons.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
13th and 17th century
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
No
Has restoration work taken place?
For 6 years we closed the chateau on reservation to renovate from November 1st to May 1st.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
There are stone and terracotta floors dating from the 13th and 17th century
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
yes Montaigne, Ronsard,
The owner counts were very close friends of Louis XVI
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
No
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
Farmhouse
Is there anything that you would like to highlight, add or clarify?
It remains a very beautiful cedar of Lebanon from 300 to 400 years old.
A large number of trees in the 10,000 m2 park including an araucaria (monkey tree) and a superb tulip magnolia tree.
Thanks to the tranquility of the place we have a large number of species
birds
For the dark side of the story, there is an unused room that would have been a women's prison.
There would be a tunnel in the park that would go to the church in the town of Montussan, as it is flooded with water, we have no confirmation
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Schloss Hotel Korb
Hotel in Appiano sulla Strada del Vino , Italy Europe > Italy > Trentino Alto Adige > Bolzano > Appiano Sulla Strada Del Vino  
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Year erected: 1236
What is the history of the property?
Built in 1236 by the family Korb, the roman Tower has changed ownership many times until 1918, where it was purchased by the Dellago family. Since the early 1960's castle Korb has become a small, family run luxury hotel.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Roman - 12th century
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
In the surroundings there are many ruins, important buildings and historical sites.
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Painted ceilings in the entrance hall and in the chapel. Original paintings on the outside of the tower window and an original roman arch-window in the middle part of the tower overlooking Bolzano and the surrounding Dolomites.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Dr. Friedrich Tessmann was one of the preowners which opened the official South Tyrolean Library for historical interest. He also was a politician.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
It's an official protected historical site.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
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Château de l'Epinay
Hotel in Saint-Georges-sur-Loire , France Europe > France > Pays de la Loire > Maine et Loire > Angers  
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Year erected: 15th century
What is the history of the property?
Over the centuries, the Château de l'Epinay has known many illustrious families. Each of them has brought their own touch and contributed to the undeniable charm that characterises it today.

Great Anjou families have owned the fief of Epinay. The Gastinels, founders of the fief in the 12th century, were succeeded by the Montalais de Vern in the 15th and 16th centuries, the La Jaille family in 1451, the Brie-Serrant family and the d'Andigné family. At the end of the 16th century, the land passed by marriage to the d'Andigné family, who kept the fief until 1730, when the de Cumonts became owners. One of the descendants of this family, Arthur de Cumont, who inherited the property in 1874, was Minister of Public Instruction. In our time, the fief was for a long time the property of Mr Gasiorowski, then mayor of Saint-Georges. The castle was bought back in 1988 after many years of neglect and was largely restored with great care.

The fief also evokes one of the most prestigious names in French literature, Jean Racine, whose memory is curiously associated with the history of l'Epinay and more particularly with the Priory through the lawsuit opposing him to Le Ferron to obtain this office in 1666 following the resignation of his uncle Antoine Sconin, canon of Uzès and Prior of l'Epinay.

After 3 years of proceedings, Racine gave up the title of Prior de l'Epinay and kept the echo of these quarrels in the only comedy he wrote: "Les Plaideurs": "Chicanery is a language that is stranger to me than to anyone else, and I have only used a few barbaric words that I may have learnt in the course of a trial that neither my judges nor I have ever heard properly".

The Countess of Pimbèche in this famous comedy therefore owes her existence in part to a disputed title of Prieur de l'Epinay, which Racine nevertheless mentions in the privilege of "Andromaque" in 1667.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
It is a 15th and 17th century house.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Yes, in the commune of Saint-Georges-sur-Loire, there is the Château de Serrant and a former abbey which now houses the town hall. The Château de l'Epinay is located in the Loire Valley, which is home to many castles, including the Château d'Angers.
Has restoration work taken place?
Many renovations have taken place, and are still taking place. However, we have kept the charm and authenticity of the old building.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
-Mahogany furniture
-Large crystal chandeliers
-Mullioned windows
-The lantern surmounted by a lead finial over one metre high and decorated with a pigeon and three acanthus leaves
-Ruined walkway
-Dovecote
-Beams and old stone
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
-Gastinel, founders of the fief in the 12th century
-Jean Racine, French playwright and poet.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
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Riyad El Cadi
Riad in Marrakech , Morocco Africa > Morocco > Marrakech Tensift Al Haouz > Marrakesh > Menara Gueliz  
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Year erected: 15th century
What is the history of the property?
The private home of the local judge. The street is called as the "judge's street", our house was his home and working place.
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
The main building was probably built in the second half of the 15th century.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
The property is situated in the Medina of Marrakech, the old town and center of the city.
Has restoration work taken place?
The building was restored, old wood and plaster work was restored.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
Ancient painting on wood beams, painted ceilings, mosaics, and old plaster carvings.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Mansion
Villa
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Boutique Hotel Jardines de Palerm
Hotel in San Jose , Spain Europe > Spain > Balearic Islands > Ibiza  
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Historic Hotel

Year erected: 17th century
What is the history of the property?
The authentic Finca dates from the 17th century and it was the vineyard of the San Jose village.

What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Traditional Ibiza Finca

Casa payesa
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
The village of San Jose is a 5 minutes walk from the Hotel Los Jardines de Palerm
Has restoration work taken place?
Yes, keeping the traditional style and adding modern comfort.
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
The traditional wooden ceilings in the Finca, the porch and the stone walls.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
The architect, Dadaist and photographer Raoul Hausman in the 1930s.

Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Farmhouse
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Castrum Resort
Farm Stay in Strettura , Italy Europe > Italy > Umbria > Perugia > Spoleto  
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Year erected: 1392
What is the history of the property?
Comprata nel
2000, restaurata in 10 anni.. ⁹⁹
What was the era and/or the architectural style in which the property was built?
Costruita come caserma fortificata nel 1392.
Is the property surrounded by other historic buildings?
Altri edifici all'interno delle mura restaurato il castello e altri edifici
Has restoration work taken place?
Si.

Rispettando materiali e tecniche antiche
Are there any elements of particular historical importance at the building?
In appartamento c'è in un trave intagliato lo stemma del casato della famiglia Scelli ,nobile avvocato matrimonialista.
Are there any important guests or previous owners worth mentioning?
Il personaggio più noto è stato Giorgio Castrioto detto Scanderbeu
(Eroe nazionale albanese) che ha liberato l'Albania dalla dominazione ottomana.
Per questo divenne amico del Papa
Are there any significant events that took place at the property in the past?
Scanderbeu fu incaricato di organizzare un crociata conto i musulmani perciò venne in Umbria per assolate mercenari.
In seguito gli fu dedicata una statua ancora presente.
Has the property received any certifications for its historical status?
Risulta dall'archivio storico di spoleto la storia del castello e l'interesse storico ambientale.
Would you describe your property as (or has it ever been in the past) a:
Castle
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