Built by Annibale Paleotti (grandson of the Cardinal who was the support in Bologna of the Counter-Reformation) towards the end of the 1500s and then decorated during the XVII Century, it is still one of the few villas in Emilia Romagna that remained totally intact and preserved.
The architect of La Paleotta left us a truly extraordinary essay of a sixteenth-century space. Of the many villas built in the second half of XVI century, La Paleotta is one of the few to preserve its former glory. His frescoes relating to various artists including the Brizio, the Dentone, and Colonna and Domenico degli Ambrogi still appear completely intact today.
But it is in the rooms of the first raised floor that we find the most unique decorations through the work of a personality that is as imaginative and full of inventiveness. In one room are frescoed episodes dedicated to the killing of the wild boar and the subsequent processing of its meats, follows the fishing room with the capture of an unlikely whale (never seen by the author and imagined with teeth from a shark) and other rooms in which various hunting techniques with nets, dogs and firearms are narrated.
Fresco from the interiors - bedroom - representing the 'Villa' at the XVII century, testimony of the prefect conservation.
XVIII century drawing representing the 'Villa' in his internal spaces. Peculiar geometries and simmetries give singular and unique volumes perspective.
The 'Villa' is completely decorated with amazing frescos, not only inspired by real life (hunting and fishing) but also exploring the world of fantasy.
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