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Castello di Sammezzano

Castello di Sammezzano is a palazzo or palace in Leccio, Italy. A palazzo has been on the site since 1605 when the Spaniard Ximenes of Aragon built the first. When Ferdinand Panciatichi Ximenes inherited the plot in 1853, he set about creating one of the largest and most lavish examples of Moorish Revival architecture. After World War Two, Sammezzano was used as a luxury hotel with 365 unique rooms. The hotel fell into disuse at some point and for a long time sat empty. Sammezzano is by far the most beautiful and colourful place I've ever had the pleasure of visiting.