VERTEMATE FRANCHI PALACE IN PIURO
Discover and feel the atmosphere of ancient times. The Vertemate Franchi Palace is located in Prosto di Piuro, only two kilometres from Chiavenna.
Built in the second half of the sixteenth-century by the brothers Guglielmo and Luigi Vertemate Franchi, is the only building escaped from the landslide of 1618, which flooded the village and most of the inhabitants.
The palace is a beautiful masterpiece of the Renaissance and provides a real story of the life 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.
A beautiful Villa surrounded by light and functional spaces as well as the Italian garden
Inside: the walls and the arched ceilings are richly painted with frescos especially based on the Ovid’s metamorphosis. Stüe (wooden room) and embroidered ceilings are certainly the wonders of the palace.
By visiting each single room you can feel the atmosphere of the ancient times.
TICKETS AND OPENING TIMES
The ticket price is around 7 euro for an adult and include a guided visit.
The palace is open from april to november and it is also available for private events: more info on palazzo vertemate
CLOSE TO OUR HEART
"The small church of the complex, the vineyard of the "vertemate white vine" and the painted rooms of the villa"
WHAT TO VISIT IN PIURO AND IN THE NEARBY AREA
IN THE VILLAGE
1. Walk beside the Acquafraggia waterfall folliwing the panoramic trail.
2. The characteristic villages of Savogno and Dasile, above Borgonuovo di Piuro.
3. Visit the Belfort archeologic site, the Pompei of the Alps.
4. Don't miss the "Notte Rosa" waterfall festival, every year in July.
IN THE NEARBY AREA
1. Hike on the log and historical trails of Via Bregaglia.
2. Reach the panoramic village of Soglio, for the best picture of the Piz Badile's north face.
3. Visit the beautiful town of Chiavenna 5km from Piuro
4. Bike to the Como lake. 25 km from Chiavenna following a new bike road, beside river Mera and lake Novate.
5. Ski, Freeride and Trekking in Madesimo and Valle Spluga.
WHERE TO SLEEP IN PIURO - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS
Piuro is a small village that offers fewer hotels and a number of holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation also in others villages of the Bregaglia valley or in the main town of Chiavenna.
Thanks to pictures, facilities informations and reviews, You can check easly the availability of Hotels, B&B and Holiday Houses in Piuro and book the best solution for You, using this link:
HOW TO GET TO PIURO
Located in the valley of Bregaglia between the Como lake and the Maloja Pass, Piuro is reachble by car driving on the 37ss road.
Piuro is just few km from Chiavenna that is well connected by busses to Switzerland (Splugen, St. Moritz and Lugano) and by train to Milan.
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ZHR - Zurich airport 3,30h
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