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Buchlovice Castle is situated about 10 km to the west of Uherské Hradiště and not far from the majestic mediæval Buchlov Castle. Its refined architectural style of Italian baroque villa along with numerous collections of artworks and period furniture, a three-century-long history soaked with intriguing fates of its distinguished owners, and the important role it played during the last years of the Habsburg monarchy all make it one of the most prominent noble seats whose significance has overreached borders of the Czech territory. Construction of the château was initiated a short time before year 1700 by Jan Dětřich Petřvaldský. A legend says that the rich count from the old Moravian House of Petřvald intended to present his wife Anežka Eleonora from the noble Venetian Colonna family with a gallant gift embodied in the château itself. It may have been for this reason why Italy-oriented plans in the style of villa rustica were ordered at the most prominent architects in Vienna of that time. What came as a result of this several-times-altered architectural concept was the purest example of an Italian Baroque villa, unique of its kind in the whole Central Europe. As soon as the cornerstone was laid, construction of a magnificent winter garden whose beauty has captivated all the visitors ever since, commenced in the adjacent premises. In the course of time, the villa, figuring as a counterpart to the residential Buchlov Castle, became the chief seat of the Petřvald and later also of the Berchtold family. It was just the owners from the latter House who began to gather some truly rare collections which could be admired till today.