ACTIVIST AND REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT
«I am Count Ettore Perozzi, Giuseppe Perozzi and Lavinia Aurispa’s third son. I graduate in medicine and I practice this profession with zeal and passion. I inherit strong patriotic activism from my parents and I take part in the uprisings of 1820 and 1830. Persecuted by the papal army, I move to France with my brother Emilio and I manage to come back only when Pope Pio IX, born in the Marche region, grants us the general amnesty. My liberal spirit also drives me in the uprisings of 1848-49 for independence from the Papal States, which bring Garibaldi's army to Macerata. I marry Rita Cini and we move to Florence, where I continue to fight for Italian unification and maintain correspondence with N. Bixio and M. D'Azeglio.
Among my brothers, I am the first to have sons, therefore I inherit this villa in Montecassiano, where I move after the liberation of the Marche region in 1860.
I renovate this estate, making it an elegant country mansion. In honour of my wife, a graceful enlightened harpist, the halls of my house become a salon where intellectuals, musicians and artists meet. They elect me mayor of Montecassiano. During Garibaldi's campaigns of 1866-67, I do my best to help many families who find themselves in a state of poverty, after their men left as volunteers for Garibaldi's army».