1646

Senator Mazzeo Mazzei purchases Villa Mangiacane and it’s four adjoining estates.

1649

Mazzeo Mazzei dies without heirs, leaving his property to his nephew, Zanobi Mazzei.

1660

Zanobi’s son, Filippo, inherits the estate after his father’s death.

1730

Filippo Mazzei, who became a well-known physician, libertarian and close friend to Thomas Jefferson, was born in this year.

1884

Italy’s most respected historian at the time, Alfredo Melani, publishes a book titled ‘Architettura Italiana Antica e Moderna’ that confirms the villa was the work of Michelangelo.

1890

Raffaello and Eugenio Mazzei inherit the Mangiacane property.

1895

A severe earthquake on 18 May causes severe damage to the villa.

1913

Raffaello and Eugenio Mazzei sign an act protecting the villa as a historical building of great importance.