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Rocchetta Mattei Castle

It is one of the most beautiful castle in Italy, a mixed style of  Moorish and Medieval, reach of colours and magic.

The brilliant man of science Cesare Mattei, wished to build it in 1850 and was completed in 9 years; inside he wanted a particular room, the "hall of 90", to celebrate his 90th birthday but unfortunately he died 30 years before this celebration.

After Mattei's death, the family sold the build to a merchant that was called "Il Mercantone", he added some unreal pieces to the castle and used it for turism. Fortunately in 2005 an Italian Bank Foundation bought it and started a huge refurbishment that at the moment is just at a 2/3 of the total works.

You can visit is in Grizzana Morandi near Bologna (Emilia Romagna), all year around.

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Michelangelo's secret room

Did you know that Michelangelo had a secret room inside Florence Cappelle Medicee?

It was just 2x7 meters with one window; here he have create a lot of drawings on his old works and new projects, all of them were discovered  in 1975 by Paolo del Poggetto during some refurbishment works.

The room is never been open to the public, but now the world can see this amazing secret! In 2020 you'll can see the works that Michelangelo did during his prisonery for surviving at Medici's revenge.