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Casina del Cardinal Bessarione

Casina del Cardinal Bessarione

The Casina del Cardinal Bessarione is an unusual example of a Renaissance villa outside the city in an area full of testimonials to the Republican and Imperial eras.
At the beginning of the fourteenth century, the site was used as a small hospital, then as a monastery and finally in the mid-1800s, it became a country inn.
Particularly noteworthy is the facade that has two large Guelph cross windows and a loggia. Inside, two large rooms are decorated with frescoes and furnished with renaissance works. The restoration work has also brought back the interior decoration and the pleasant Italian garden to their ancient splendor.


POINT (12.4988005 41.8774116)

Admission allowed only to guided groups.
Only on Saturday and Sunday
Closed: from Monday to Friday, January 1, May 1, December 25.
Max 15 people per group

Phone Booking required: tel. +39 060608 (daily from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm)

060608 tutti i giorni ore 9.00-19.00
Telephone booking: 
060608 tutti i giorni ore 9.00-19.00
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Casina del Cardinal Bessarione, Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 8
Via di Porta San Sebastiano, 8
41° 52' 38.6832" N, 12° 29' 55.6836" E

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