Less than 40 kilometres south of Central Florence, located in Leccio in the municipality of Reggello, lies the unique castle of Sammezzano. The castle is in the Moorish style, with intricate designs and a breathtaking assortment of patterns and colors. The castle has 365 rooms, one for every day. Sammezzano Castle is surrounded by a parkland of 450 acres, one of the largest in Tuscany. It is hard to believe that this incredible building has been left in abandon.

Less than 40 kilometres south of Central Florence, located in Leccio in the municipality of Reggello, lies the unique castle of Sammezzano. The castle is in the Moorish style, with intricate designs and a breathtaking assortment of patterns and colors. The castle has 365 rooms, one for every day. Sammezzano Castle is surrounded by a parkland of 450 acres, one of the largest in Tuscany. It is hard to believe that this incredible building has been left in abandon.

Non Plus Ultra – The Fairy Tale Castle – The Peacock Room at Castello Di Sammezzano in Reggello, Toscana, Italy.

Non Plus Ultra – The Fairy Tale Castle – The Peacock Room at Castello Di Sammezzano in Reggello, Toscana, Italy.

Old World Architecture

Old World Architecture

Castello di Sammezzano, Toscana, Italia

Castello di Sammezzano, Toscana, Italia

Abandoned villa in Lower Silesia, Poland. Built as a residence when Lower Silesia was part of Prussia, it was converted into a school after the second World War.

Abandoned villa in Lower Silesia, Poland. Built as a residence when Lower Silesia was part of Prussia, it was converted into a school after the second World War.

Sembra incredibile, ma questo palazzo arabeggiante si trova nel pieno della Toscana

Sembra incredibile, ma questo palazzo arabeggiante si trova nel pieno della Toscana

The extravagant residence Castello di Sammezzano sits on top of a hill in Tuscany, Northern Italy. Originally it was built in the Moorish style in 1605 for Ximenes d’Aragona and then re-designed between 1853 and 1889. After the war the castello was used as a luxury hotel until closure in the mid to late 1990’s. It was abandoned until April 2012 when the FPXA committee was formed, aiming to promote and enhance the castle.

The extravagant residence Castello di Sammezzano sits on top of a hill in Tuscany, Northern Italy. Originally it was built in the Moorish style in 1605 for Ximenes d’Aragona and then re-designed between 1853 and 1889. After the war the castello was used as a luxury hotel until closure in the mid to late 1990’s. It was abandoned until April 2012 when the FPXA committee was formed, aiming to promote and enhance the castle.

Abandoned Castle in Italy, Castello di Sammezzano, province of Florence ,  Tuscany region, Italy

Abandoned Castle in Italy, Castello di Sammezzano, province of Florence , Tuscany region, Italy

Abandoned...Castello di Sammezzano, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, photo by Frans Nijland.

Abandoned...Castello di Sammezzano, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, photo by Frans Nijland.

I want this castle!! How much fun would it be to own that!!

I want this castle!! How much fun would it be to own that!!

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