Recorded as early as 1534 as one of the properties of Marquis Alessandro Capponi, the villa acquired its present appearance only in the first half of the 17th century. Construction work was carried out in that period, as is attested in 18th century reports stating that new remodelling was started in 1614. Despite that, in architectural terms the Varramista complex is characterized by a homogeneous style. This unity of style is particularly apparent in decorative elements such as the cornices, the portals and the ashlars which, despite having been added at a later period, possess the rigid stylistic features of 16th-century architecture. Although the attribution is still uncertain, the layout of the villa is strongly indicative that the design is most certainly the work of a Florentine architect of the late Mannerist period drawing inspiration from Sangallo on the one hand and from Dosio on the other. This hypothesis is supported by the H-shaped plan, a solution that was very much in vogue in Florentine residences in the 16th century, but that in the Pisan countryside would become a frequent occurrence only a century later, as is attested by the Villa Venerosi della Seta at Cevoli and the Ciappelloni residence at Valdisonsi in Crespina.
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