La Rinchiostra Villa


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Constructed on the location of a tower erected at the times of the bishops of Luni, this villa was built in 1675 by the marquess Gabriele Malaspina, who used it as a hunting lodge. It was reorganised in 1724 according to the will of Teresa Pamphili, Carlo II Cybo-Malaspina's wife, who hired the services of the architect Carrare Alessandro Bergamini. The villa is surrounded by a large garden exhibiting numerous species of flowers, orange trees, lemon trees and cedars. Alderano I, Teresa Pamphili's son, transformed the villa into a magnificent residence which was sold to Louis of Bourbon in 1857.