Not Many People Know There’s A Stunning Mediterranean Castle Hidden In A Small Illinois Town

W. George Metz, an Illinois native and travel enthusiast, set his sights on building an amazing home in the small town of Quincy in 1900. He was inspired by the architecture he saw on his many trips, and wanted to bring a piece of Europe home to the Midwest. The result was the stunning Villa Kathrine, still a beautiful sight to see today!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you ever visited Villa Kathrine? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

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