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Bosco del Sasseto

Moss and lichens carpet the twisting trees and stones within this forest, creating a fairy-tale ambiance. An eerie Neogothic mausoleum is nestled among the trees, adding to the area’s otherworldly atmosphere.

In the late 19th century, a banker named Edoardo Cahen purchased the castle of Torre Alfina and the surrounding forests. It’s rumored that his family obtained titles (marquis) and royal support for having supported King Victor Emmanuel II during the key period of the Italian Risorgimento.

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