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Stāmeriena Castle

Stāmeriena Palace, located in Vidzeme, northern Latvia, is a splendid example of Historicist architecture, constructed from 1835 to 1843. Once owned by Johann Gottlieb von Wolff and his descendants, it faced a fire during the Russian Revolution of 1905 but was beautifully restored in the French Neo-Renaissance style by Baron Boris von Wolff in 1908. Notably, it escaped nationalization in the 1920s, allowing the von Wolff family to reside there until 1939. The palace also played a role in literary history, as Sicilian writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa lived here during the 1930s after marrying the owner, Alexandra von Wolff-Stomersee. In the post-World War II era, the palace served various purposes, including as a technical school of agriculture. However, it found a new lease on life when it became private property in 1998. Since then, diligent restoration efforts have brought the palace and its captivating landscape park back to their former glory, welcoming visitors to explore this historical gem.

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