Features and historical curiosities:
Partially excavated in the rock, is softened by the high vault of the eighteenth century. In the rock it’s still possible to see some sea fossils, dating 2.000.000 years old. It was built in 1756, and is still divided into two rooms, the first elegant and residential space where the staircase leads to the panoramic rooftop and a second room where there was the kitchen of the abbots: nowadays, in the chimney there is a hydromassage shower. It has the exclusive use of the roof, where you can see a wonderful panorama of the Sasso Barisano, the Cathedral, the Canyon Gravina and the Archeological Park of the Rock Churches. After the abbots lost the property of this palace, this room became a private house until 1958. “Quaparraun” is, indeed, the nickname of the last family that lived here before the displacement of the Sassi in the 1950s and in dialect it means “Big Head or Stubborn”.