Villa la Colombaia

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After a few meters on Via di Baroncelli you reach the Villa La Colombaia, also called Ramaione e Baroncelli I. The villa, completely rebuilt in 1872 by the then owner Giuseppe Piccini, does not offer particular grounds of architectural interest.

The old noble house which belonged to the Risaliti family in 1498 is found, instead, in the farmhouse that precedes it. This building, rectangular in shape with high walls in coursed rubble limestone, bears a majolica plaque on the facade which designates it as the Prioria II. In documents from the late nineteenth century the house and the farm are named Ognanno. The old building is described as follows: “The farmhouse of this farm preserves the traces of the ancient noble country home in a beautiful stone basin in the entrance hall on the ground floor, and another on the first floor; (and also) on the various internal doors which have thresholds of exquisite corniced stone.”

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