Le Dimore del Quartetto

CASA GRANDE, VALMADRERA (LC)

  “Casa Grande”in Valmadrera is a villa built in the early XIX century by the architect Bovara. It is surrounded by a beautiful English garden designed by the architect Balzaretto, the same that has designed Milan’s public gardens. In 1817 Giuseppe Antonio Gavazzi bought the villa from Teresa Casati Confalonieri,[…]

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CASA MARCHETTI RAVISCEDO, CREMIA (CO)

A traditional farmhouse in Lombard style, built in several phases. As the families who lived and worked on its grounds flourished, cultivating vineyards and grain, so too was the house enriched by expansions and additions to the living space. The oldest section of the house dates from the 1700s. The[…]

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CASA VERDI, MILANO

The Rest Home for Musicians – Giuseppe Verdi Foundation was instituted in 1899 to house retired musicians. The architect in charge of its construction was Camillo Boito, the brother of Arrigo Boito, author of Otello, Falstaff and Mefistofele’s librettos. Unique in the world, it is considered the final masterpiece of the[…]

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CASCINA CASTELLO, CORTETANO (CR)

Cascina Castello is located in Cortetano, approximately 10 km from Cremona. Its structure with a close courtyard is typical of Lombard farms. In the XI century the area hosted Benedictine Monks and a castle. It is assumed that Cascina Castello has been built on this site, even though it does[…]

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CASCINA SESMONES, CORNEGLIANO LAUDENSE (LO)

The name Sesmones goes back to ancient times, a mystery: an ancient legend tells of the presence of six monks, hence the name of the hotel (Ses Mones). The property, immersed in the countryside of Lodi, dates back to 1400, although some sources even handed down a foundation in 1200. Today the hotel[…]

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CASTELLO BARBIANO DI BELGIOJOSO, CAIDATE (VA)

The Caidate castle was born around the late medieval tower. The main body and its courtyard were built by the Visconti family in the XIV century.  In the XVII century, the castle was inherited by the Bigli family (1612), it was enlarged and the colonnade was built. Further additions were[…]

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CASTELLO DI LURANO (BG)

The Castello Secco Suardo is made up of a group of structures built around a central rectangular courtyard. The grand entryway is on the western façade, which faces the gardens (redesigned in the late 18th century as a botanical garden, including several rare and valuable species of trees and plants)[…]

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CASTELLO DI ROSSINO, CALOLZIOCORTE (LC)

    The Castello di Rossino occupies a historically strategic position atop a promontory at the foot of Mount Resegone, overlooking the picturesque village of Rossino, Calolziocorte below that, and Val San Martino.Looking out on “that branch of Lake  Como, which turns toward the south”, made famous worldwide by  Alessandro Manzoni’s most[…]

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CORTE MAINOLDA, SARGINESCO (MN)

Corte Mainolda is a cosy land house in the middle of Mantua’s countryside. The ancient 16th century building has been recently restored and converted into an agritourism by the family. There are four suites, two of those, have been realized in the old granary while the other two has been[…]

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FORNASETTI STORE, MILANO

  Fornasetti is a design atelier founded in the 1950s in Milan, internationally recognised for the design and decoration of finely crafted pieces of furniture. The artistic director is Barnaba Fornasetti, guardian of the legacy of his father Piero, one of the most original and creative talents of the XX[…]

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