Ground floor overlooking our charming courtyard through two large windows characterized by the same decoration as the decorated and painted windows of the courtyard.
Size 30 sq. m.
The Bishop’s room, Apartment of great charm and comfort.
Fine finishes, stone checkered floor in shades of dark red and almond white, wonderful 18th century coffered ceiling in oak wood.
Elegantly furnished with attention to detail and antiques belonging to our family, it is dominated by the presence of a monumental Renaissance-style stone fireplace from the mid-19th century.
It has a late 19th century table, which can also be used as a desk accompanied by a pair of Savonarola armchairs.
The position inside the building and the view on the courtyard give peace of mind and eyes and great privacy.
The dominant colors in shades of antique pink, gray and almond white, in continuity with the colors present in the courtyard that can be glimpsed from the large windows, help to create an atmosphere of great elegance and refinement for a stay dedicated to beauty and of the sweetness of living.
The huge stone fireplace, 2.40 meters wide, which adorns the apartment is characterized by a bundle structure, typical of the end of the 16th century and much revived in the following centuries. The fireplace decorations are inspired by some motifs used in the classical Greek and Roman period, resumed at the end of the 18th century, in conjunction with the archaeological discoveries of Herculaneum and Pompeii. The decorative motifs carved in the stone of the two lateral abutments and of the architrave include a widespread scaling, in the form of armor, surmounted at the upper encounters by acanthus leaves, a motif widely represented in Classical Greece and then in Rome. The scales are interspersed with pods, typical grooves very common in the mid-19th century, depicting the so-called Pompeian flutes. A cartouche depicting a sprouting branch, symbol of solidity and prosperity, is carved at the center of the architrave.
An example very similar to this fireplace can be admired in a room of Villa Castelbarco in Trezzo sull’Adda.
The drawing adorning the wall is the work of the deaf-mute painter Lorenzo Toma (1798 – 1867) and date back to the time (1818-1823) in which he studied at the Caesarea Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, now the Brera Academy. Exponent of Milanese Neoclassicism, he was a friend of the poet Vincenzo Monti (1754 – 1828) who dedicated a sonnet to him.
Matrigna è ver ti fu natura, o caro Spirto gentil, negando A te l’udire ed il parlar; ma quando Fiso io contemplo il raro Tuo potente intelletto, E l’alto core che ti ferve in petto, Dico: Giusta è natura; e chi ben vede, Più di quel che ti tolse ella ti diede.
Stepmother is true was nature to you, oh dear Gentle spirit, denying To you to hear and speak; but when Stared I contemplate the rare Your mighty intellect, And the high heart that burns in your chest, I say: Right is nature; and who sees well, More than what she took from you she gave you.