The Tower of Peretti (Tuscany/ Italy)

This magnificent fantasy-like fireplace was cast after one of the giant's heads in the Baroque 16th-century Bomarzo gardens. It belongs to the Tower of Peretti. Originally it was built by Spanish invaders as a watchtower & military lookout on the steep and craggy cliffs of Southern Tuscany in the 16th-century.
At the time when these photos were taken it was (and probably still is) the holiday retreat of jewelry designer Elsa Peretti who hired Milanese architect Renzo Mongiardino to turn the awkward and spartan interiors with their thick stone walls, cell-like rooms and cracks for windows into welcoming spaces and to create the illusion of living in a three-dimensional fairy tale tower.

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