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Villa Rossa, The Villino, Dontella 21

Villa Rossa

Construction Completed: 1892

Designed by: Count Mario Gigliucci

Occupied by SU: 1959

Purchased by SU: 1963

Purchase Price: $168,444

Location: Piazza Savonarola 15, Florence, Italy

Space: 28 rooms on four levels, stucco exterior

Notes: Villa Rossa is the main building of the SU Florence campus. Built as a private residence, its style was eclectic for the time period it was constructed and included a roof-top garden looking out over the front of the house.

The Villino

Constructed: 1884 as private residence

Purchased by SU: 2006

Location: Via di Della Robbia 116

Dontella 21

Constructed: ca. 1900 as artists' studios

Location: Piazzale Donatello 21