THE PROJECT

The historical building renovation project includes restoration of the main villa and all the surrounding buildings and farmhouses, including the restoration of such historical structures as the Lavatoio (the ancient washhouse where linen was washed on the property), the Limonaia (the greenhouse for storing lemon and citrus during the winter), a wheat mill, and grottos (small caves) used as hiding rooms during World War II.  

A museum is also being built in part of the main villa, which will be open to visitors.  The museum will display and explain the history of this over 600 year property as documented by a scholar that was brought in to research it.  The property was the agricultural estate of one of the most important families of the Florentine nobility since the 16th century, and was a place of Renaissance life represented by the magnificence of the villa and its historical gardens, which are being restored by its current owners.

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