“La Gargana” is a country residence which can trace its origins to the Middle Ages. It consists of a large two-storey building with a nine-columned portico that dates back to the Seventeenth Century. The ground floor includes a gracious stairway and five halls. The billiard-room and the ‘Olimpo’ have richly frescoed ceilings. On the left are two wide halls displaying a collection of ancestral portraits. There is also a dining room with its unusual Sixteenth Century chimney. The Italian-style front garden has boxwood hedges that enclose six tall cypresses.
On the left, a flowery carpet covers a hillock where a majestic horse-chestnut stands out surrounded by medlar and strongly scented calycanthus trees. Behind the villa is a park where a curtain of trees marks the boundaries of the property. Along a pathway there are many kinds of trees – olea fragrans, lime-trees, beeches, horse-chestnut, oaks. A small orchard and a pathway of roses indicate the way back.