Palazzo Besta

Palazzo Besta, Teglio: Hours, Address, Palazzo Besta Reviews: 4.5/5

Palazzo Besta
4.5
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10:30 AM - 12:45 PM, 2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy1,753 contributions
Palazzo Besta is one of the best preserved palaces of the Renaissance period in Lombardy. It was built during the 15th century.

Right after the ticket counter, on ground floor in the spaces of the guardhouse, there is the "Antiquarium Tellinum" exhibition, with several prehistoric stelae.

A beautiful rectangular patio is next, with a double loggia and walls frescoed with episodes from Aeneid and an octagonal well.

All the lounges on the first floor have frescoes with mythological subjects from Ovid's Metamorphosis, Ariosto's Orlando Furioso ("Raging Roland"), and motives from the Bible.

In the Creation lounge there are frescoes with subjects from Genesis, and on the ceiling a great geographic representation of the earth as known during the Renaissance period.

During my visit, I was also lucky as there was on exhibition a portrait of the Emperor Charles V, on loan from the Uffizi museum in Florence.
Written August 1, 2022
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Julia G
77 contributions
Couples
This is truly a (not so hidden) Teglio. If you find yourself in this lovely mountain town, absolutely make the trek down to this historical building. They’ve done a marvelous job of renovating and preserving the living spaces to give you a great idea of 16th century Italian life. The history of the Besta family & those who followed is a great read. This is an attraction not to be missed.
Written July 31, 2018
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Texis_CH
Cork, Ireland58 contributions
Friends
4 stars to the Palace! The frescoes in the patio are simply amazing, representing Virgil's Aeneid. Inside, more frescoes (Ariosto's Furious Orlando, a map of the world, Ovid's Metamorphosis) and some boiserie.

1 star to the Tourist Office, that could not provide clear info about opening hours.

The Palace is open for free every first Sunday of the month, but is open only in the morning. They have a guided tour every hour, but I cannot say if any of the guides can speak English.
Written August 21, 2017
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picofrankie
Western Australia, Australia4 contributions
Solo
The tour of the Palazzo is very interesting ..contains a lots of history of the area...well worth a visit
Written July 4, 2015
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Palazzo Besta is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed - Sun 2:15 PM - 4:45 PM