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The Villa

In terms of both its architecture and its decor, especially as regards the interiors, the Villa of Frassineto represents an evocative illustration of the tastes and lifestyle of Baroness Favard, redolent of the pomp and luxury of the Parisian court, where the Baroness herself acted as leading lady under the benevolent protection of Napoleon III.

The Villa, extending over around 5,400 square metres, is set upon a raised embankment accessible via a striking double staircase in the shape of an exedra. A spacious park of eight hectares, girdled by walls, surrounds the entire complex of the villa, while the area in the front is laid out as a formal garden with a lawn and box hedges. Stretching out in the vast area extending to the rear is the park proper, with precious tall trees and the so-called "Tea House", a chalet designed in an eclectic style, a typical adornment of the romantic English garden.