Palazzo delle Radici

This historic 17th-century mansion has known better days. Besides decades of abandonment it suffered multiple fires, collapses, and has been completely looted. A shame since it had great historical value. It used to be decorated with many frescoes. Some painted by a well known Italian artist.

Before its existence as a mansion, it served as a military fortress. History even dates back to Roman times as a lot of archeological finds have been dug up in the surrounding area indicating the old history hiding behind the complex.

Palazzo delle Radici

In the late 17-century, it was transformed into a mansion by its new owner. In the decades that followed the ownership switched between different families who all spend a great portion of their lives in the villa.

In the sixties, an arson devastated the west wing of the building. Years later bad luck struck again when the owner of the villa committed suicide within its walls and the heirs were forced to sell the villa at a price that only covered the value of the estate.

Later on, there were several investors who had great plans for the complex. But none could finance the plans. In the meantime, the villa was slowly decaying. Up to today the mansion in complete abandonment. The roof is replaced by greenery with roots climbing up three stories high. In some places, the facade of the building is bearly visible due to plants covering it up. An unusual but incredible sight.

Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici
Palazzo delle Radici