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Villa di Galceto
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Villa Galceto

This villa was built by F.M.G. Buondelmonti in the XVIII century

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As you draw near to the small town of Bagnolo along the Montalese road, the Villa Galceto (not open to the public) slowly rises into view. It sits near the San Isidoro Oratory, above the town’s roads, on the highest slopes of Monferrato.
The villa’s façade is linear and elegant with three sets of windows. The entrance to the house sits in a gallery below three framed arches.
The villa was built was by F.M.G. Buondelmonti in the XVIII century on the ruins of an ancient house. The house belonged to several different owners over the years until it came into the possession of the Doupoy family from Livorno who are remembered in Montemurlo for their generosity. One curious fact about the villa is that the famous poet Giosuè Carducci was a summer guest here and he admired it for its beauty and its comfort.
Noble villas and the most scenic hills in the Bisenzio Valley
Montemurlo lies halfway between Prato and Pistoia. In recent years the town has experienced industrial and population growth. Not devoid in architectural and natural attractions scattered throughout the nearby countryside as well as in the town, Montemurlo is a town that takes visitors by surprise, unaware of all of its treasures. ...