Its red-ochre façade looks out over a garden of English lawns and high palm trees, dominating the historic centre of Milis, a town outside of Oristano, as does the Gothic-Catalan perspective of the church of San Sebastiano. Every detail of the magnificent Palazzo Boyl has been beautifully tended to. In the past, everything had to be perfect to receive the Piedmontese sovereigns of Sardinia and their important guests. The building is a gem of mostly Neoclassical Piedmontese architecture and has almost a thousand years of history behind it. It started out as a monastery (listed in the condaghe of Santa Maria di Boncardo), traces of which are still visible, where, in a strange twist of fate, the first citrus groves of Milis were eventually planted, then some hundred metres out. It became an aristocratic residence in the XIV century and then completely rebuilt in the 1600s, the old building folded into the new one.