Sv. Ivan – San Giovanni della Cisterna: “Villa Polesini-Scampicchio”
Venetians ruled over this territory from the end of the 13th century when also Motovun became part of the Venetian Republic. Several Noble Istrian families owned the feud later on. In 16th century it was owned by the family Appolonio and in the 17th century by the family Scampicchio and Gravisi.
In 1688 a daughter of Scampicchio, that was also the last successor of this important Noble Istrian family, married with a son of Polesini and this property as a part of Scampicchio dowry passed to Polesini family. It was a Scampicchio family that desired to built this property.
In Sv Ivan’s photo gallery you will find few pictures of this nice countryside Istrian complex.
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