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Small study of the grandmother

Small study of the grandmother

It was called this way by marchioness Barbara Marini Clarelli in memory of her grandmother Vittoria degli Oddi who had it built to have a “private room”, a secluded place used for reading and writing surrounded by her past memories. It is a small room made in the landscape anteroom, which can be reached from the green living room; it keeps the nineteenth-century atmosphere that reigned at the time of marchioness Vittoria. The ceiling is of painted wooden beams. The walls are covered with crimson silk fabric, in the space between the painted frieze and the low wainscot. A small window on the right wall, without axes, lights the environment. It contains books, family photographs, some paintings and small furnishings.

Vittoria degli Oddi (Perugia1858-1942), the last descendant of the eldest daughter line of the Oddi family and Luigi Marini Clarelli' s wife, is remembered with these words: “high-born, even more for the light of intelligence and noble-mindedness”. She was the President of the charitable organization members of St Vincent (Dame e damine di carità di San Vincenzo) for over 50 years and spent all her energy in providing the poor with the material and spiritual welfare.

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