The Private Rooms

Book a visit to the ‘private rooms’ of the Castle to discover and better understand the life of the nobility in the past.

The bedrooms in the Castle, which can also be visited on request, contain objects of everyday use such as hats, clothing, umbrellas and various accessories. There is also a collection of bags comprising 29 examples dating from the end of the 18th century to the 1940s.


In the east wing of the Castle there are two more reception rooms created at the end of the 18th century. The first room features the ‘Fall of Phaeton’ frescoed in 1790-95 by Davide Rossi (1744-1820) and Gaetano Costalonga (1726-1816). The second, furnished as a dining room, has 19th-century furniture with the Colleoni family coat of arms.

Adjoining it is the Castle’s splendid early kitchen.


A visit to the grounds, also on request, allows access to one of the three cellars created by Francesco Porto in the first decades of the 16th century to more easily reach the outlying properties. Excellently conserved, it contains the ice house, a big spherical cistern that was used to collect and conserve ice, also during the summer months. Three rooms, arranged as the quarters of a circle, acted as refrigeration cells for keeping salamies, meats, wines etc. These are common utilities in this region, as in all of Italy, of various shape and type that are often ignored. But they actually played a fundamental part in the collection and conservation of natural ice up until the advent of electricity and refrigerators.

 

The bedroom

The bedroom

The bedroom

The bedroom

The bathroom

The bathroom

The dining room

The dining room

The early kitchen

The early kitchen

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