In the Middle Ages there was a castle here, and in 1480 the Raineri family, descendants of the ancient Counts of Bleda, moved in. Today the villa houses a hotel and a health center.

The villa has three floors with an elegant turret, large rooms and a chapel rich in stuccoes. Surrounded by a park of secular oaks, lime-trees and cypresses, the building takes its name from the Saltus Gallianus, the ancient testimony of the vast woods that covered these rocky slopes, today covered by vineyards of the famous Sangiovese wine. Inside, the house is divided by corridors that lead to the various rooms, most of which have wooden ceilings and some of which have beautiful fireplaces. The furnishings show a refined taste and testify to a rich past, especially through the numerous paintings of sacred and secular subjects. The most beautiful part of the villa is the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene (15th century), rich in Baroque stucco, located at the entrance to the park, crossed by a wide avenue. Roman remains have been found in the subsoil around the villa, testifying to the existence of a votive temple dedicated to Jupiter and Juno. In 1899 it was sold to the Zoli family. It was also the farmhouse of Rachele Guidi, wife of Mussolini and daughter of the Villa’s caretaker, and later the summer residence of the President of the Republic.

How to get there: 5 km from Predappio in the direction of Baccanello or Riggiano, in the direction of Predappio Alta.

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