Amazing Underground Sights & Wonders
stonework provides stability and beauty. But unlike the dark catacombs that protected the remnants of the lifeless, Forestiere designed well-lit courtyards and grottos to bring forth the radiance and vitality of life.
Ground in hot, wooden, “sweat boxes.” His unique home included a parlor with fireplace, a summer and a winter bedroom, a courtyard with a bath and a fish pond.
IT IS said that “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.” Every twist and turn throughout this delightful underground maze brings a new beauty to behold. stonework.
Intense Fresno heat is as easy as descending a flight of stairs. Step down into the cool, welcoming arms of nature-shaded rooms and courtyards. Amazingly, the underground.
Who Was He ?
Baldassare Forestiere was the ingenious creator and builder of a large maze of underground rooms and passageways that he patterned after the ancient catacombs,and which can still be seen today in Fresno, California.
“I had a great time with my family at the Forestiere Historical Center. The stonework is not something you see everyday.”
Greg M Kelton
“It was a beautiful experience. I enjoyed learning about Baldassare Forestiere and felt very welcomed in this place.”
Douglas R Hedrick