Wanted by Cardinal Bernardo Dovizi called Bibbiena, it was built after 1513 probably designed by the Florentine architect Baccio d’Agnolo and constitutes the most significant civil architecture of Bibbiena.
The building develops on three floors, with an architectural style recalling the Florentine models dated towards the end of the 15th century.
The facade should have been plastered but it remained in its rustic look with a visible mix of stones and Florentine typical terracotta. The door, with the arms of Cardinals Dovizi, and the windows of the first two floors have round arches. On the third floor the loggia, formed by elegant columns supporting a wooden lintel, occupies the entire front.
Inside a master staircase with a single ramp leads into the reception hall, vestibule of the Cardinal’s apartment, where you can admire a fine coffered ceiling in wood and a magnificent fireplace.