On the first of January,in a frozen first year morning, we visited the Bufalini Castle situated in a town called San Giustini about 30 minutes by car far from here.
This majestic building was built at the end of the 15th century as a military fortress.
During the first half of the 16th century it was converted in a fortified patrician palace, with large loggias of late Renaissance taste.
The vast park consists of an “Italian” Garden and the big Rose Garden, the Vegetal Gallery, called “voltabotte”—barrel vaulted—the so-called “Paradise” and the Labyrinth are especially beautiful. It still offers a preserved environment under all aspects: from the historical and artistic ones to the architecture, the furnishings and fittings decorating the interior of the premises, even including the Bufalini family archives.
It 's a very example of a noble residence.
It is open avery Saturday and Sunday, completely free of charge, from 10.00 to 1.00 am and from 2.30 to 6.30 pm.
The web site is http://www.castellobufalini.beniculturali.it/index.php?lang=eng