Palazzo Vertemate Franchi

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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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retrievers400
Middleton, Australia17 contributions
Amazing Villa just out of Chiavenna
Oct 2019 • Couples
Following a recommendation from a friendly tourist information officer in Chiavenna who spoke excellent English we visited this wonderful villa on a very rainy day which didn't detract from the magnificent beauty of this Villa built in 1600's. It survived the great flood and was self sufficient with water, milk, wine, vegetables. Get there on a nice day by bicycle or walking for 35 minutes along a track through the lovely northern Italian countryside, or as we did because of the rain, in a taxi. Minimum charge though is €10,expensive especially when taxi taking us charged €15! Well worth the €6 entry fee. Take in the views from the top level of the villa, and enjoy the chestnut forest and gardens.
Written October 18, 2019
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Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you was able to visit Palazzo and that you enjoyed the gardens. Best regards
Written November 14, 2019
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FionaEller
Weil der Stadt, Germany22 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Oct 2019
Stopped by on our bike ride. Truly a lovely place to visit, our guide was full of interesting information, that certainly gave us a good insight to history of this building.
Written October 10, 2019
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Dear Fiona, thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed Palazzo and the tour. Best regards
Written November 14, 2019
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Alux
Santa Barbara, CA1 contribution
Palazzo Vertemate do NOT miss!
Aug 2018 • Family
Italy is full of museums. I have seen hundreds of them.

Palazzo Vertemate is one of the very best.

That I never heard of it and stumbled upon during a hiking trip in the Alps only made the surprise better.

The Palazzo and its grounds provide a tangible experience of how nobility lived on the 1500-1600s.

Our guide, Aurora, was among the best We ever had. Our easily-bored teenagers were fascinated the whole tour and called it "interesting", which for them is a rave reviews rarely seen.

This is actually the hunting lodge to the nearby main palace which was destroyed in a catastrophic landslide that wiped out the nearby village on the 1600s, killing over 1000.

The quality of the art, the frescoes, the ceilings in elaborately carved woods, and the history make this a must-see.
Written August 29, 2018
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Dear Visitor, Thank you for taking part of your time to review Palazzo Vertemate Franchi. We are happy that you enjoyed the Villa and the guided tour of our staff. Sincerely
Written January 5, 2019
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exiledblue
Rovellasca, Italy373 contributions
A small gem with an informed guide
Jun 2016 • Family
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
Written June 4, 2016
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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
Written June 26, 2016
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leov166
Fresno, CA7 contributions
It’s a Landslide!
Aug 2015 • Family
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.
Written September 6, 2015
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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
Written September 19, 2015
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BallsPond
Folkestone, UK174 contributions
Unspoilt Renaissance gem
Aug 2015 • Friends
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.
Written August 18, 2015
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DFD1303
Brisbane, Australia717 contributions
A Treat for Renaissance Lovers
Jun 2014 • Friends
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 the tour in English. She was excellent, very knowledgeable and entertaining with her stories about the house and its owners.
Check out the history on the internet and make sure include this gem on your tour of the area.
Written June 23, 2014
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GregorsTravels
San Francisco, CA81 contributions
Amazing hunting castle owned for centuries by an influential family
May 2013 • Couples
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 palace to life.
Written May 30, 2013
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Palazzo Vertemate Franchi is open:
  • Sun - Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thu - Tue 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Thu - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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