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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...more
Strada del Palazzo Vertemate 35, 23020, Piuro, Italy
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...More
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...More
Date of experience: June 2016
GiovannaCPTV, Responsabile Social Marketing at Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review Palazzo Vertemate Franchi. We are glad you enjoyed the museum and a guided tour.
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.
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...More
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...More