One of the most impressive buildings of Thessaloniki is the country villa of Allatini family. The villa was built in 1888, designed by the Italian architect Vitaliano Poselli and was the largest and most luxurious in the Countryside District, as it was called the region of Eastern Thessaloniki, where the wealthy families of the city built their manor houses. The use of red brick and the impressive garden were two of the factors that made it stand out. In the Allatini villa was led and remained incarcerated the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul-Hamid II, after the revolution of the Young Turks. Furthermore, it housed the University of Thessaloniki, Military Hospital and today is the seat of the Region of Central Macedonia.