Palazzo Conchiglia

Italy is known for its incredible villas with enormous gardens. This villa certainly is one of the most appealing ones in the area. Its walls and gardens are not only full of sensations but also full of history. History that, given the current conditions of the villa, does not receive the justice it deserves.

The baroque and neoclassical villa erected out of a pre-existing medieval castle. It has hosted many different families and had been sold several times. During the Second World War, the villa suffered an incursion by partisans. This due to a liquor deposit that had been hidden there. After the war the owners return to live in the villa, bringing back the ancient splendor.

Since the late fifties, the villa was sold to its latest owner. An anonymous Swiss company. Since that moment the building didn't receive a new purpose. It’s been uninhabited and decaying ever since.

Palazzo Conchiglia
The stairs down towards the garden. A green view with mountain tops far on the horizon.
The stairs down towards the garden. A green view with mountain tops far on the horizon.
Palazzo Conchiglia
A highly decorated spiral stairwell leading up to the second floor.
A highly decorated spiral stairwell leading up to the second floor.
The main entrance hall with frescos everywhere.
The main entrance hall with frescos everywhere.
A colorful room with doors leading you to the roof terrace.
A colorful room with doors leading you to the roof terrace.
Palazzo Conchiglia
An enormous chapel connected to the villa.
An enormous chapel connected to the villa.
Palazzo Conchiglia
The front gate, with the view towards the villa, almost hidden behind overgrown plants.
The front gate, with the view towards the villa, almost hidden behind overgrown plants.