Design Suite Mantova
Palazzo Beccaguti Cavriani has been built between the end of the 15th century and the 1530 by Alessio Beccaguti, military commander and civil engineer at the service of Francesco II and Federico II Gonzaga.
Owned by italian designers and artits, they bought Palazzo Beccaguti Cavriani in 2001 and they took care of the renovation with attention to all the details, creating inside the property an architecture studio, a gallery and a house with very little furniture and the dominant presence of works of art.
Also the house indeed, becomes part of the spaces used for the exhibitions and open to the public. A sort of museum in which to host artists and think together with them about how to collocate their creations. At each exhibition are also organised musical, theatrical or dance events.
The original structure of the palace has been restored and supplemented with modern elements. The bricked arches facing the courtyard have been opened and filled with windows in steel frames; old frescoes, stuccoes and vaults have also been restored. At the same time, the historical building has been adapted for modern usage. In addition to the architectural studio Disegno, the Palazzo houses a gallery with the couple’s collection of contemporary art and their apartment in the main building, which opens onto a lush, green garden with a pool.
Mantova Unesca heritage:
the Reggia of Palazzo Ducale 1300-1650 and in the Castle the Camera degli Sposi by Andrea Mantegna (1465-1474), Palazzo Te (1524) by Giulio Romano, the Teatro Bibiena (1767) architectural jewel where played the young Mozart, the Basilica of Sant'Andrea (1472) and the Temple of San Serbastiano (1460) both by Leon Battista Alberti, the Rotonda di San Lorenzo (1083), Palazzo della Ragione (1250) and the historic city center, Palazzo d 'Arco (1784), the tour of the Lakes by boat among the lotus flowers, the Santuario delle Grazie 1399 at 8 km, in May-June the music festival Trame Sonore, in September the Festivaletteratura.
Sabbioneta 33 km, Unesco site, a perfect example of Renaissance theories of an ideal city (Teatro all''antica 1590, Galleria degli Antichi 1584, Palazzo Ducale 1570).
The Monastic Complex of Polirone di San Benedetto Po at 24 Km
(most beautiful villages in Italy) the church and abbey rebuilt between 1540 and 1545 by Giulio Romano.
The Sigurtà Garden Park, 27 km, 60 hectares, the most beautiful park in Europe and Italy.
Borghetto sul Mincio at 27 km. In addition to the Visconti bridge, there are the characteristic buildings with water mills. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Castellaro Lagusello,32 km, fortified village (11th-12th century). It is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
The Garda Lake,36 km with an area of 370 sq km and 5 islands.
There are numerous neighboring countries: Sirmione also famous for its thermal baths and the presence of Roman testimonies such as the Catullo caves, Isola di Garda with its sumptuous Villa De Ferrari, Punta San Vigilio, Malcesine with its Scaliger castle. Etc. etc.
The Terme di Colà, 44 km away, and the Villa dei Cedri (late ‘700)
Verona at 36 Km.
Scaliger city, UNESCO heritage, which has been able to integrate the highest quality artistic elements of the different periods that have followed.
from the Roman period: Porta Borsari, Ponte Pietra, Roman Theater, Arena
from the Middle Ages: Basilica of S. Zeno and the Duomo.
from the Scaliger era: Castelvecchio, Piazza delle Erbe, Palazzo del Podestà.
from the Venetian era: Porta Nuova, Porta Palio, Porta S. Zeno, as well as many plazas and palaces and the Giusti Garden, 1570.
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