The (now ruinous) 18th-century villa with conservatories was purchased by the wealthy merchant Giuseppe Calamai, consul of Russia, in 1771 and used as a country estate. Due to financial difficulties, the Calamai family was forced to sell the villa in 1821 to Count Giovanni Giraud.
A few years later the villa became the property of the Polish prince Stanisław Poniatowski. After his death in 1833, his widow sold the estate in 1847 to the rich Greek merchant Pandely Maurogordato. Maurogordato extended the building magnificently and he set up gardens and a large park - planted with palm trees, cedars of Lebanon, pines of Aleppo, eucalyptus, lime trees, plane trees, holm oaks, cypresses and oaks.
During the Second World War, the family had to leave the villa, and in 1949, the heirs sold the entire property to the "provincial antitubercular consortium". In 1973, the consortium leased the park and buildings to the community, until it was finally abandoned.
Although the villa is a listed building, it has been falling into ruin for a long time. Today, in its ruinous condition, you can only guess the former glory of this once splendid villa and its two conservatories.
The entrance to the ruin was not too difficult. I just had to crawl through a low hole in the back area.
I ve past this house for years.always had a car in drive way..then months ago no more car...i went to take a look.....the back dor had a latch i opened the latch and the whole door came off..big heavy door almost crushed me...well im in..i thought
The door to the left lead to the basement..it was sealed tight...got a feelng it was flooded
seems like theres some attempt at restoration
thats a nice fireplace
this is the olderist calander still hanging ive seen..odd its the same month 47 years later
its always funny when the soap is still in the soap dish
at the top of the stairs i found this..gaping hole a long drop into the basement
i built a little bridge over it
century old framed photos and a 1983 natasha kinkski playboy
this must be the master of the house
he musta been a professor
and a surgeon
now i gotta figure out getting down over the hole.......I only got a female voice and it was outside...saying something...something..talks to you