Palazzo di Checco il Bello

This palazzo was built in the 12th century from local stone with mullioned windows and cornices finished in white marble detailing.

It’s rather strange name, which literally translates to ‘The Beautiful Blind Person’, was given to it by one of Magliano in Toscana‘s favourite sons, Francesco Salvi, who lived in the palazzo in the early 19th century.

This palazzo doesn’t exactly feature on most tourist guides on Magliano in Toscana, but I just love it.

I love its grainy, lopsided stones and the intricately carved wooden door.

I think it looks so regal in comparison to all the other palazzos in the piazza. Plus I’m a sucker for the beautifully decorated stone detailing that defines this section of the Maremma.