The Castello di Sammezzanoin Tuscany, Italy, was built in the early 17th century by Spanish nobles and was even visited by Charlemagne before eventually being turned into a hotel-restaurant. But after the hotel business closed in the 1990s, the castle has been left empty and amazingly still retains its appearance after it was refurbished in 1889.
The castle sits on 450 acres of parkland filled with exotic trees & Arabic-style artifacts. Its architectural influence with the incredibly notable moorish beauty; its colors , intricate and infinite details floor to ceiling; each of its 365 rooms has an unique design and a feeling of peacefulness. I am in love with this building, it seems magical!
This castle is now up for auction to the highest bidder, with campaigners concerned the castle will be turned into a luxury spa hotel instead of remaining empty or being used as a museum. These serene photographs were taken by Roman Roborek, 29, from the Netherlands. According to Roman, the property can be traced back to the Roman period and stands on land owned by a succession of wealthy Italian families. (Caters News)
Definitely a place to visit when in Italy,
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Photography by Roman Roborek/Caters News
Information taken from yahoo news