The historic town Catiglion Fiorentino has been awarded the Orange Flag by the Touring Club Italia for the high quality of life and the historic, cultural, artistic and environmental heritage.
At the Monuments and Fine Arts Office of Arezzo the farmhouse existance is proved by documents since 1570 as a property of Sir Giovanni Portagioia's heirs and the place was identified as "Col di Mazzone".
During a visit to Castiglion Fiorentino in 1632, it seems that the Grand Duke Ferdinand II from Lorraine, appearing at the Vasari's loggias of the square and admiring the view on the Chio Valley, coined the term "God Valley".
In 1901 the villa passed under the property of Panichi's family.
In 2004 we decided to renewed the almost ruined villa. Works ended in 2008 and since that time the villa hosted almost 100 groups of families or friends.
Under the Cassero Tower it was found a unique etruscan temple.
Roberto Benigni was born in Castiglion Fiorentino and some scenes from "La Vita è bella" were filmed near Villa Panichi.
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