THE VERTEMATE FRANCHI PALACE, A MASTERPIECE OF THE RENAISSANCE


The Vertemate Franchi Palace is situated in Prosto di Piuro within only two kilometres from Chiavenna, in Val Bregaglia.
Built in the second half of the sixteenth-century by the brothers Guglielmo and Luigi Vertemate Franchi, representatives of one of the richest families who used to make thriving business, is the only building escaped from the landslide of 1618, which flooded the village and many 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 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 and a succession of country and simple buildings for the running of the farms which used to be carried out in the estate as.
Inside the walls and the arched ceilings large scenes and mythological figures are richly painted with frescos especially based on the Ovid’s metamorphosis.
Stüe* and embroidered ceilings are certainly the wonders of the palace. By visiting each single room you can feel the atmosphere of the ancient times. Unfortunately we do not know the names of the architects who designed and created the palace; even the artists who made the wonderful wooden ceilings are unknown.

*Stüe: rooms covered by wood


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GUIDED TOURS


The Consorzio Turistico Valchiavenna organizes on request guided tours for groups.

For information and bookings:
Consorzio Turistico Valchiavenna
Piazza Caduti per la Libertà
23022 Chiavenna (SO)
T: +39 0343 37485
F: +39 0343 37361
e-mail: consorzioturistico@valchiavenna.com
link: www.valchiavenna.com



VISITING HOURS AND PRICES


OPENING 2016
March: 05-06, 12-13, 19-20  from 10 to 12 and from 14.30 to 17.30. 
From 26th  March till 06th November from 10 to 12 and from 14.30 to 17.30. Closed on Wednesday.
In August open daily.
Every Sunday of November from 14.30 to 17.30
 
 
Price
Adults: € 7,00. 
Kids, Students, Groups: € 5,00. 
 


SAY YES AT THE PALAZZO VERTEMATE!


Tying the matrimonial knot should be one of the most extraordinary days in anybody’s life, and to ensure a totally memorable day the choice of setting for ceremony and celebration is crucial. The 16th C. Palazzo Vertemate Franchi in Prosto, just 2 km from Chiavenna is the perfect location. The rooms within this internationally-renowned mansion boast magnificent frescoes and superbly inlaid ceilings, and this is complemented by the surrounding grounds with Renaissance gardens, sparkling fountains, orchards and panoramic views. The 17th C. church of St. Mary is ideal for the ceremony itself and the stately home has a wealth of experience in hosting concerts, exhibitions and celebrations.


WEDDINGS? NOT ONLY ..


The Palazzo Vertemate is the perfect backdrop for baptisms, communions, birthdays or anniversaries, it boasts a ballroom and quality catering.

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