A COOL garden, planned to the smallest detail to entertain, relax and amaze the guest with delightful, imaginative and intriguing results. The garden designed by L. Pollack, an Austrian architect who designed Villa Reale in Milan and the Teatro Sociale in Bergamo, will form part of the Guided Tours at Villa Pesenti Agliardi.
The villa is found within the Parco dei Colli di Bergamo and is situated at the foot of the Sombreno hills. The seventeenth-century mansion was enlarged and modified in 1798, on the orders of Count Pietro Pesenti, by architect Leopold Pollack, with an innovative project to reinterpret in the neoclassical style both, the dwelling and the garden. The original design is exhibited in the halls and consists of twenty-seven watercolor panels. After the premature death of Pietro Pesenti in 1826, the villa was inherited by his niece Marianna Agliardi. In Pollack’s designs, the theme of the garden, enriched by significant monuments designed to delight the host and guests, is inspired by the purpose of this mansion, symbolically displayed by the statues inserted into niches bearing the words ‘Agriculture and Hospitality’. The project was not fully realized and the garden was subsequently reinterpreted in the romantic style. In the villa you can admire the chapel, the monumental staircase, and rooms decorated with remarkable frescoes and stucco.