Palazzo Besta

Teglio, Italy

Palazzo Besta is a Renaissance building in Teglio. It was built by the Besta family around 1433, commissioned by Azzo I and Azzo II Besta, perhaps over a pre-existing medieval edifice. Later it was owned by the Guicciardi, Quadrio and Parravicini families. It is now owned by the government of the province of Lombardy.

The interior has a rectangular court with a double loggia, frescoed walls (c. 1540-1630) and an octagonal well. In the first floor, all the rooms are frescoed with mythological themes, most of them from the Aeneid, the Orlando Furioso and the Bible. One, by Giuseppe Prina, portrays the Queen of Sheba received by King Solomon.

In the lower ground is housed the 'Antiquarium Tellinum' Museum, housing prehistorical slabs.

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Founded: 1433
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy

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giovanni di maria (12 months ago)
Ho visitato questo luogo con una guida d'eccezione, la n.d. Anna, Elisabetta Osti Besta.
Alberto d'Elia (12 months ago)
Una tappa obbligata per chi passa da Teglio Bellissima residenza del XVI sec Vi è custodita una mappa ... misteriosa...
Sonia Giampaolo (12 months ago)
Sono necessari interventi da parte di chi dirige il patrimonio dei beni culturali della zona e bisogna eliminare interventi fatti sugli stessi beni come ad esempio gli allarmi anti incendio sul soffitto originale del 1500 circa
Ishai Richetti (12 months ago)
Luogo storico molto bello e ben conservato. Ha la possibilità di coinvolgere i più piccolini con la possibilità di effettuare una visita con il tablet con spiegazioni adatte a loro e con la loro partecipazione interattiva. Se alla consegna del tablet ci si ricorda di dire la "frase segreta" i piccolini ricevono dei piccoli gadget
maria luisa cicconi (13 months ago)
Bellissimo Palazzo. Veramente una sorpresa. Da visitare assolutamente se si è in Val Tellina
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