Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere

Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere, Tirano: Hours, Address, Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere Reviews: 4.5/5

Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere

Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The red swiss UNESCO train ends in TIRANO a relevant political centre in the 16the century. In the ancient centre the magnificent Palazzo Salis (16th century),can now be visited with its all fresco and plasterwork decorated rooms,furnished and fit out with precious documents like the original count letter by the emperor Leopold I. A cosy barock church and a rare italian style garden complete the visit. Special promotion offers for guided tour of Palazzo Salis + typical lunch.
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland21,187 contributions
Jul 2020
When in Tirano and with some interest in history and the arts it makes sense to go and visit the not very big palazzo within the old town. It is open from April till the end of October daily, except Sundays from 10am to 4.30pm. There are ten rooms around a courtyard that can be visited,

Audioguides in various languages are available, but one will also find some information boards in Italian, German and English. The palace was built at the end of the 17th century by a member of the noble family von Salis, when he had the function of a Podestà of Tirano, a local administrator, at a time when the whole valley of Valtellina was a subordinate part of the three Grey Leagues, today the Swiss canton of Graubünden (Grisons). The von Salis themselves originate from Bregaglia, now also in Switzerland.

What surprises with the frescoes are not just the trompe l'oeuil, but also the themes, almost all derived from Greek mythology: hunting goddess Diana, the love stories between Apollo and Aurora or Endymion and moon goddess Selene. There are also paintings of the Seven World Wonders of Antiquity. The quality of the frescoes though cannot be considered of the highest standard, when comparing them with other works in the spirit of the Renaissance.

The favourite place for my wife and me had been the garden at the back, with several rose bushes, box hedges forming a maze, a Lebanon cedar and views all the way to the surrounding mountains.
Written August 2, 2020
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Francesca R
Varese, Italy449 contributions
Aug 2021
One of the best-preserved noble palaces of Valtellina.
Inside it shows amazing rooms with lovely furniture and frescoes, outside it offers an amazing garden with a small but beautiful green maze. Audioguide is provided for a peaceful and interesting visit inside and outside this hidden gem in Tirano.
Written August 31, 2021
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Ruhskis
Vail, CO580 contributions
Sep 2018
I almost missed this beautiful palazzo when I was in Tirano to take the Bernina train tour. Luckily I stumbled onto it while trying to find the Hotel Bernina in the old town. I'm REALLY glad I took the time to pay the small entrance fee and tour the building and grounds. It was one of the highlights of my Italian Alps trip.
Written October 3, 2018
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cyrus k
London, UK55 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
What a great place to stay. Genny looked after us really well - nothing was too much trouble. Four fascinating rooms available in this historic palace. An audio tour of Palazzo and its gardens included - stunning frescos. Breakfast wonderful - Genny even made us a cake as it was our anniversary when we were there. Complimentary bikes with helmets a bonus. Where else would your rooms keys include the front door of a 17th-century Palazzo! Grazie mille - a wonderful memory of our trip to Italy.
Written August 30, 2018
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FernandoNevesAlmeida
Lisbon, Portugal234 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
In the historical centre of Tirano this apparently modest palace worth a visit mainly because it's extraordinary celing frescoes. You can do it skyping the lunch at your Bernina Express Tour, as the palace is about 10 minutes walking of the railway station at the other side of the river.
Written May 28, 2019
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Janette E
Maumelle, AR6 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Pazzo Salis is well worth the time. A short walk (less than 10 minutes) from the Tirano railroad station, the palace (including the museum) is open in the summers until 3:30, so go between noon and 3:30 when other attractions and shopping are closed. The cost of 7 euros includes an excellent audio tour (available in English) that walks you through the museum and palace rooms at your own pace. The ceiling frescoes in particular are truly works of art dating to the early 1600s. In addition, the museum includes beautifully displayed showcases of family mementos and ancient legal documents and maps about the area. I very much enjoyed the friendly welcome and the entire experience. Don't miss it if you have a couple of spare hours in Tirano!
Written July 25, 2018
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Brian B
Toronto, Canada435 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Located a short walk from the station across the river in the historic district, this palazzo has been carefully restored to its former splendour. At 6 Euros to enter, it is well worth it. The visit includes an audio tour which we found to be exceptionally well-paced and informative. Apart from the frescoes which are spectacular, I found the historic documents on display throughout the palazzo to be especially interesting, offering a glimpse into the structure of society in the 16th and 17th century. Also take some time to wander the alleyways of this special district.

Written September 6, 2017
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Harry F
Legnano, Italy317 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
This is a well preserved palace which has a great audio tour. Does not look like much from the outside but inside it is great. Nice gardens as well. Enjoy
Written July 8, 2017
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esteegstra
Baar, Switzerland59 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
The palace of Tirano, turned into a museum is absolutely worth a visit. Entrance is 7€, and the audio guide is included. Really nice little tour and the palace has some amazing fresco paintings and other decorations very well preserved.
Written June 25, 2017
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Sally H
Wells, England, United Kingdom5 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
We had a few hours to spare in Tirano before catching the Bernina express. We left our luggage with the helpful staff at the Rhb train station and walked here. We had the audio guide which were very informative and available in English. Both the house and the garden are just beautiful and definitely worth spending an hour or so. Our children 9 and 7 both enjoyed this too.
Written April 16, 2017
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