This is the Most Beautiful Room in Italy

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Interior design goals alert!

Forty kilometres south of central Florence lies the absolutely stunning Sammezzano Castle…

Surrounded by gorgeous oak tree groves, exotic plants and the largest group of giant sequoias in Italy, the now abandoned castle sits on the tippy-top of a giant hill overlooking the lush expanse of Tuscany…

Built in 1605 by some rather rich Spaniards known as the Ximenes of Aragon, the castle has played host to royalty, and over the years was used as a luxury hotel, spa, gold and country club…

Sadly the place closed back in the 90s due to lack of funds and has been largely abandoned ever since, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get wanderlust-y over it…

Built in the traditional Moorish style typically found in southern Spanish architecture, the castle has 365 rooms (one for every day of the year!) all decorated with intricate designs, breathtaking colours and glorious patterns…

The most famous room in the castle is the ‘Peacock Room’…

Everywhere you look, you’re greeted by a rainbow of patterns, hypnotic colours and mesmerising mosaics…

That’s not all though, the castle’s ‘White Room’ is just as exceptional…

Covered in Moroccan mosaic-tiled floors and crowned with wrought iron chandeliers, the room has been dubbed one of the most beautiful in the world.

Just WOW…

Between the stunning rooms are a network of hidden niches, corners, labyrinthine paths, columns, arches and domes that are just interior design goals.

Whilst currently not open to the public, keep an eye out for special open days on the castle’s Facebook page – entry is free too!

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