Tuscan baroque architectural jewel
The building is both elegant and austere, ornate and unpretentious, thus reflecting its dual origins, as the centre of a busy farm and the main residence of a wealthy family. Palazzo Fantini has been inhabited by members of a single family for almost three centuries.
The Fantini family records show that the foundations and cornerstone of the façade received a blessing on 3 May 1753, when building work began. The façade was built in the Tuscan Baroque style, and includes a balcony as well as the symbol of the family coat of arms, a cockerel. Several older buildings were joined to the façade, using the same architectural style, in order to give the entire building a more noble appearance.