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Vertemate Franchi palace

Vertemate Franchi palace - Foto 1 Vertemate Franchi palace - Foto 2
 One of the most prestigious Renaissance residential palaces in Lombardy where the memory of the ancient town of Piuro, submerged by a landslide in 1618, has survived

It is situated in the Prosto of Piuro locality, within two kilometres from Chiavenna, in the Bregaglia Valley. Built in the sixteenth century by two of the Vertemate brothers, one of the richest families of the small town, it is one of the most prestigious elegant houses of the Lombard area. It is the only building which survived the landslide of 1618, which submerged the village with lots of its inhabitants.
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 of the palace 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 at the back of the palace and a succession of country and simple buildings for the running of the farms.
Inside the palace the walls and the arched ceilings are richly painted with frescos and you can visit the typical "Stüe" (rooms covered by wood).
Vertemate Franchi Palace is going to be an important pole of cultural interest with summer events in the open.

2014 Opening hours:
Weekend 8th-9th, 15th-16th, 22nd -23rd March
From 29th March to 2nd November daily opening h 10.00-12.00, 14.30-17.00
Closed on Wednesdays 
Daily opening in August

Tickets: 
Full price € 7,00
Concessions € 5,00: (students, school groups, groups with at least 25 people, people over 60)

Information at:
Chiavenna Tourist Office
Tel. +39 0343 37485 - consorzioturistico@valchiavenna.com  



  
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