Villas, Palaces and Castles on Sundays... - Guided tours

The second edition of this event sees thirteen owners of private historic houses in the Bergamasca area open the doors of their homes to visitors, leading them to the gradual discovery of secret and fascinating places, rich in history and art, to the discovery of splendid courtyards and gardens rich in traditions, even those of different countries of the world, revealing peculiarities and curiosities.

The architects who designed the gardens were ‘pioneers’ of the landscape. The owners have lovingly cared for the gardens and tried to make them unique. Characterizing them with rare plants and flowers, secret corners and architectural elements. In them you will also find "jokes of nature", like the holly that grows from the Cedar of the Himalayas at the Villa Pesenti Agliardi.

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Date

15 - 22   September

Hour

2.30 pm, 4 pm, 5.30 pm

Place

Bergamo and the Province

Programme

During the ‘Villas, Palaces and Castles on Sundays...’ the hosts will guide the visitors through the memories of some important, interesting and curious events: that two emperors were hosted at Palazzo Terzi; that in 1913 Hermann Hesse, arriving by chance in the piazzetta in front of the Palace, called it "one of the most beautiful corners of Italy, one of the many little surprises and joys which make travelling worthwhile..."; that the photograph of Maria Montessori used on the thousand lire currency note was taken in the gardens of Villa Pesenti Agliardi; that Ermanno Olmi shot the film ‘Il Mestiere delle Armi’, which tells of the last days of the life of the military man Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, at the Palazzo Barbò; that Quirino Salvatoni, fresco painter, born in Gandino in 1787 and passionate ornithologist, depicted more than 50 different species of birds in the Sala degli Uccelli (hall of birds) at Villa Vitalba Lurani Cernuschi.
This will be a unique experience: to go back in time, to live within these walls steeped in history, to stroll in the gardens enjoying the enchantment of these well-preserved green corners.

To further embellish five historical dwellings in Bergamo, the Fondazione Tassara of Breno has chosen to exhibit some of its fabulous carpets. In 2014 the Foundation received a donation from engineer Romain Zaleski of the most complete and important private collection of existing carpets, consisting of 1325 pieces from the 15th to the 19th centuries. After the success of the first exhibition ‘Serenissime Trame’ held at Ca’ d'Oro in Venice in 2017, a new selection, equally limited and refined, will be exhibited during the Landscape Festival 2019 – I Maestri del Paesaggio in Bergamo, where the ‘Giardini del Sultano’ (the Sultan’s Gardens), created from knowing knots, challenge the viewer to recognize exotic animals, birds, plants and flowers hidden among the bright colours. These carpets, spread out in the great oriental palaces, are treasures that, as gifts passing from the Orient to the Occident, became part of European residences bringing reminders not only of the sacred land of prayers, but also of the luxuriant greenery of oriental cities. The selection, curated by Giovanni Valagussa, member of the Board of the Fondazione Tassara and of Moshe Tabibnia, will see these historical residences enriched with floral themes and stylised gardens. A unique occasion, considering the infrequency with which this artistic and cultural heritage is placed at the disposal of the public.

In Bergamo

PALAZZO AGLIARDI, Via Pignolo 86 - Bergamo
Adults € 8.00, children 6 - 14 years € 5.00
Reservations: info@contiagliardi.it
Maximum group size: 25
www.contiagliardi.it
With the exposition: hortus conclusus – The garden in the oriental carpets of the Tassara Foundation


PALAZZO MORONI, Via di Porta Dipinta 12 - Bergamo Alta
Adults € 8.00, children 6 - 14 years € 5.00
Booking for groups only
www.fondazionepalazzomoroni.it 
With the exposition: hortus conclusus – The garden in the oriental carpets of the Tassara Foundation

PALAZZO TERZI, Via Piazza Terzi 2 - Bergamo Alta
Adults € 8.00, children 6 - 14 years € 5.00
Reservations: info@palazzoterzi.it
Maximum group size: 25
www.palazzoterzi.it 
With the exposition: hortus conclusus – The garden in the oriental carpets of the Tassara Foundation

VILLA GRISMONDI - FINARDI, Via Volturno 11 a/23 - Bergamo
Adults € 8.00, children 6 - 14 years € 5.00
Reservations: grismondi.finardi@tiscali.it
Maximum group size: 25
www.villagrismondifinardi.it
With the exposition: hortus conclusus – The garden in the oriental carpets of the Tassara Foundation

VILLA LA GARGANA, Via Rovelli 49 - Bergamo
Adults € 8.00, children 6 - 14 years € 5.00
Reservations margherita.pistoni@hotmail.com.

VILLA DEI TASSO, Via Piazza Alpi Orobiche, 4,  Celadina - Bergamo
Adults € 8.00, free for children up to 16 years.
Reservations: nelnomedeitasso@libero.it - ​​Ass. Culturale "... nel nome dei Tasso..."
Maximum group size: 25
www.villadeitasso.itwww.facebook.com/nelnomedeitasso/
With the exposition: hortus conclusus – The garden in the oriental carpets of the Tassara Foundation

Province of Bergamo

CASTELLO CAMOZZI VERTOVA, Via Castello 16 - Costa di Mezzate (Bg)
Adults € 20.00 adults, children 6-14 years € 10.00; free for children up to 6 years and for disabled persons with a companion.
Reservations: castellocamozzi@gmail.com.
Attention: bookings will be accepted based on the order of arrival and availability of seats and will therefore be valid only after confirmation by the secretary. Maximum group size: 23. Document of identity required.

CASTELLO DI LURANO, Via Mazzini, 13 - Lurano (Bg)
Adults € 7.00, children 6 -14 years € 4.00.Reservations: info@castellodilurano.it. Maximum group size: 25
www.castellodilurano.it, www.facebook.com/CastelloSeccoSuardo/

PALAZZO BARBO’, Via Torre 19 - Torre Pallavicina (Bg)
8,00 € adulti, gratuito per bambini fino ai 10 anni. Max 20 persone alla volta.
www.palazzobarbo.com

PALAZZO OLDOFREDI TADINI BOTTI, Via San Rocco 1 - Torre Pallavicina (Bg)
Adults € 5.00.
www.facebook.com/Palazzo-Oldofredi-Tadini-Botti

VILLA PESENTI - AGLIARDI,Via Agliardi 8 - Sombreno di Paladina (Bg)
Adults € 9.00, children 6 - 14 years € 6.00.
Reservations: info@contiagliardi.it. Maximum group size: 25
www.contiagliardi.it

VILLA REDONA - MEDOLAGO ALBANI, Via Redona, 12 - Trescore Balneario (Bg)
10.00 adults. Visit the Villa, the Fourteenth-Century Chapel of St Catherine and the Seventeenth-Century wine cellar for a final toast. Reservations: info@medolagoalbani.it.
Attention: bookings will be accepted based on the order of arrival and availability of seats and will therefore be valid only after confirmation by the secretary. Maximum group size: 25.
www.medolagoalbani.itwww.villaredona.it

VILLA VITALBA LURANI CERNUSCHI E CONVENTO DI SAN NICOLA, Via Convento 3 - Almenno San Salvatore (Bg)
GUIDED TOURS AND WINE TASTING. Adults € 10.00, children 6 - 14 years € 5.00. Reservations: villavitalba@gmail.com
Maximum group size: 25 www.facebook.com/villaluranicernuschi/