It was also the venue for some memorable theatrical parties, like the one for
the wedding of the marquis Carlo Gerini with Isabella Magnani in 1832, which required
a grand decorative restyling of the villa. The coats of arms of the noblewomen
who lived in the villa, including Caterina de’ Medici, the wife of Ottavio Gerini,
are displayed in the lobby.
At the start of the twentieth century the villa was fitted with bathrooms on
every floor, some of them decorated with the famous majolica from the nearby Chini
factory in Borgo San Lorenzo (still active). This majolica was also used to decorate
the former house of the gardener, today transformed into the elegant Chini Pavilion.
After 1963, when the villa was abandoned by the Gerini family, it fell into such
disrepair that the roof collapsed and frescoes were lost, and the Italian Ministry
for Cultural Property was compelled to declare the building “irrecuperable”.
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