The main house's most striking feature is the central circular tower which spans three floors from where the other rooms sprout from. The building is faced with local granite with terracotta roofing and decorative features. When designing the villa Manini used the castles of Lombardy, Northern Italy, as his inspiration and as a whole Villa Sassetti takes on a somewhat romanesque appearance. At the time of writing restoration of the interior is on-going and remains closed to the public.
The walking route snakes it's way through the gardens which cover 12,000m2 and is cleverly designed by Manini along naturalistic aesthetic themes and man-made structures blend harmonious into the landscape. The path is criss-crossed by an artificial watercourse. The walk up the hill is quite steep, many prefer to walk down the path from Pena, either way your efforts will be well rewarded by the views.
High season 10h00 – 18h00, Low season 09h00 – 17h00