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VILLA LAIS

VILLA LAIS
VILLA LAIS
a little gem in the Viterbo countryside
VILLA LAIS
VILLA LAIS

Sipicciano is a district of the Municipality of Graffignano (Viterbo), is a small town in the Upper Tuscia area of ​​Viterbo, a few km from the border with Umbria.

The original ancient village develops over the top of a tufaceous cliff and includes the Baronial Palace (XV century), home of the noble families who have dominated the town and the surrounding territories over the centuries (Baglioni, Altemps, Barberini, Costaguti), with frescoes depicting members of the Baglioni family, and the monumental complex of the former church of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo, inside which there is the Baglioni Chapel, entirely frescoed with the representation of the miracles of San Francesco, a singular example of late Mannerist painting in the Viterbo area (16th century).

Of particular historical and artistic interest is Villa Lais, an eighteenth-century residence of the Fabbrucci-Appolloni-Lais families immersed in a park of secular plants with the small church of San Vincenzo attached. The villa built in 1725 is an architectural jewel. Within the splendid frescoed halls, collective and personal exhibitions are often organized, vernissages, art finds in this little jewel an exhibition site of great historical value, a place willing to always welcome it with great passion and elegance.

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