Descendant from a Sicilian family moved to Tuscany
around 1600, was a rather rich and respected man for
building a spinning mill that gave employment to many
local families. He became important enough to earn
the title of “Civis Aretinus” (Citizen
of Arezzo). His bust is still visible inside the church
of Santa Firmina in Arezzo. His son, Domenico, continued
in the father’s footsteps and was buried underneath
the central nave of the church of Sant’Agostino
as was the habit for the most famous families.
Simone, surgical doctor, follower of Mazzini, fought
at Curtatone during the Italian Risorgimento and earned
a medal for his valour. He became owner of the Palazzo
di Monterchi when he married a noble woman who brought
it as her dowry.