when pope Gregory XI moved the papal residence back to Rome
from Avignon, some noble families left France to follow him.
It was at that time, in Italy, that one of those families
became known as Avignonesi.
It is not known exactly when Avignonesi’s cellars
were built, but they are doubtless among the most ancient
in Italy. Palazzo Avignonesi was built according to a design
by Jacopo Barozzi (called Vignola) in the second half of
the XVI century and it has always been the cellars’