Bettona

Villa of Boccaglione

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The Villa of Boccaglione is in an Etruscan area at south-east of Perugia. In the 18th c. the Penna family commissioned the architect Piermarinito to build the Villa, according to some art experts.
The neoclassical Villa was built on the remains of a pre-existing building dating back to the 16th century. It is situated on the plain under the hill of Bettona and is one of the most important examples of a lowland villa in Umbria. The Villa is made up of one main building with three floors full of interior and exterior decorations, and several annexes such as a Church, a hothouse, stables and service farmhouses. The exterior of the Villa features a long driveway reaching the courtyard in front of the Villa. There is a horseshoe-shaped park behind the villa, adjoining a wooded area and a small open-air theater.