Chiavenna

Tourist Office Chiavenna

23022 - Chiavenna (SO) Piazza Caduti della libertà, 3
T 0343 37485
F 0343 37361

Monday to Friday: 9:30-12:40 e 14:00-17:30
Saturday: 9:00-12:40 e 14-18:50
Sunday: closed





consorzioturistico@valchiavenna.com
www.valchiavenna.com

Madesimo

Tourist Office Madesimo

23022 - Madesimo (SO) Via alle Scuole
T 0343 53015

Every day: 9.00-12.30 e 14.30-18.00.



info@madesimo.eu
www.madesimo.eu

Campodolcino

Ufficio Informazioni Campodolcino

23022 - Campodolcino (SO) Via D.R. Ballerini, 2
T 0343 50611

Monday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday: 9:00-12:30 and 15.00-18.30 
Sunday: 9:00 - 12:30 a.m.
Tuesday: closed

campodolcino@valtellina.it
www.campodolcino.eu

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Vertemate Franchi Palace

It is situated in the Prosto of Piuro locality, within two kilometres of Chiavenna, in the Bregaglia Valley. Built in the sixteenth century by two of the Vertemate brothers from one of the richest families of the small town, it is one of the most prestigious elegant houses of the Lombardy area. 
It is the only building that survived the landslide of 1618, which submerged the village with lots of its inhabitants.
The palace is a very beautiful masterpiece of the Renaissance, immersed in a charming environment, which provides the real life story of a sixteenth-seventeenth-century aristocratic family.
The front of the palace 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. Beside the palace, there is an orchard, a vineyard, the chestnut wood at the back of the palace and a succession of simple country buildings for running the farms which used to be carried out at the estate such as: the press, the cattle sheds and the ice-house. 
Inside the palace, the walls and the arched ceilings are richly painted with frescos representing large scenes and mythological figures, especially based on the Ovid´s metamorphosis. 
Stüe (rooms covered by wood) and embroidered ceilings are certainly the wonders of the palace. By visiting each single room you can feel the atmosphere of the ancient times. Unfortunately we do not know the names of the architects who designed and created the palace; even the artists who made the wonderful wooden ceilings are unknown.
The Italian gardens, the private house, the wide chestnut wood, where the autumnal colours burst out in autumn, the vast orchards, the gardens, the vineyard and the cottages: the screw press, the cold storage room (a deep cylindrical hole where snow or ice is banked in winter), the metato, a shed where chestnuts were dried and the alembic to use the marc and extract the grappa, all serve to embellish the palace.


SEASON 2021

From May 1st to November 1st
Daily (except non-holiday Wednesdays)
August open every day
 
Open weekends in November: 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28.

Guided tours by reservation only: 10 - 11 - 14:30 - 15:30 and 16:30
at the number 0343 37485 or by email biglietteria@valchiavenna.com

 

Entrance prices:

Full ticket: € 8,00
Reduced ticket: € 6,00 (Students, organized groups with private guide, over 60s, FAI, TCI and Bagatti Valsecchi Museum members)
School groups: € 5,00
Kids under 6: free 

 
For groups of more than 10 participants, it is necessary to book a visit with a private guide.
 

For the owners of the MondoParchi FamilyCard, the MondoParchi One Day and the MondoParchi Free Fun special reductions: www.mondoparchi.it



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Information and guided tours:
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T: +39 0343 37485
consorzioturistico@valchiavenna.com
www.palazzovertemate.it 
www.facebook.com/PalazzoVertemateFranchi


 

 




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