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Palazzo Vertemate Franchi

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Address: Strada del Palazzo Vertemate 35, 23020 Piuro, Italy
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+39 0343 37485
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The palace is a very beautiful masterpiece of the Renaissance immersed in a...

The palace is a very beautiful masterpiece of the Renaissance immersed in a charming environment, which provides real life story of a sixteenth-seventeenth-century aristocratic family. The front is simple and essential, surrounded by light and functional spaces as well as the Italian garden with the fishpond and the double exedra-shaped banister.Besides there is the orchard, the vineyard, the chestnut wood and a succession of country and simple buildings for the running of the farms.

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A small gem with an informed guide

Unfortunately I dont know the guides name, and if it is only him, but he filled us with information both related to the villa and also not that was all interesting and... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
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Rovellasca, Italy
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Rovellasca, Italy
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately I dont know the guides name, and if it is only him, but he filled us with information both related to the villa and also not that was all interesting and appreciated. The villa itself is very nice as its small gardens. We went on a rainy Saturday afternoon and it wasn't busy

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GiovannaCPTV, Responsabile Social Marketing at Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you for taking the time to review Palazzo Vertemate Franchi. We are glad you enjoyed the museum and a guided tour. Best regards More 

Fresno, California
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is a palace and garden you don’t want to miss. Do plan to see the palace and grounds before noon or after 14:30.

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GiovannaCPTV, Responsabile Social Marketing at Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review about Palazzo Vertemate Franchi. We are happy you enjoyed the museum and the gardens. Best regards Giovanna Battistessa More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

A must see experience for anyone interested in Renaissance buildings as it has been barely altered since it was completed. It has a most interesting history and stands at the head of the Valchiavenna with lovely views.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Not to be missed for lovers of the Renaissance on a trip to Chiavennna!! Entry includes a guided tour of the Palazzo and one can stay and enjoy the beautiful gardens after taking in the wonderful interior decorations of the building (wonderful wooden hand carved ceilings). There was a group of 5 english speaking visitors and our guide, Giovanna, conducted... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Highly recommended as a stopover or short excursion from Chiavenna. The building was originally constructed as a hunting castle. After a giant landslide destroyed most of the local town, it was used as a main residence. The rustic exterior belies the opulent interior with rich wood carvings, paintings, furniture, etc. The tour is fun and brings the history of the... More 

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