Discover the history of the first villa ever built in Ciconia, the hamlet near Orvieto


Local historiography dates the construction of the Villa back to an extension of a tower, the Turchinetta, formerly owned by a Monaldeschi della Cervara, married to Catherine of Sweden. This expansion was commissioned to Ippolito Scalza by the then owner of the tower Vincenzo Butius (1532-1618).

Butius, was in poor health, had been prescribed to live near rivers, in a cool place.

The villa was built in such a way that a deviation of the Carcaione stream passed under one of the three arches that supported it. Over time, the deposits of the river have partially buried the first floor, so today the main floor is on the ground floor.


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