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Museo Casa del Podesta

Via Rocca, 25017, Lonato del Garda, Italy
+39 030 913 0060
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Really interesting

An intimate museum with a fantastic guide who kept a 7yr old engaged. We joined a group of five... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2015
Gail N
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Como, Italy
via mobile
A great example of patronage

A nice old house in the centre of Lonato with great history behind. One of the most beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2014
franco_odicino
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Lonato del Garda, Italy
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The "Casa del Podesta" was erected towards in the mid fifteenth century as the residence of the representative of the Republic of Venice in Lonato, a territory which was under Venetian domination for almost 350 years. The House of the Podesta or chief magistrate belonged to Venice until the Treaty of Campoformio in 1797, when it became Austrian propriety and was turned into a military barracks. In the second half of the nineteenth century the building passed at the ends at the Town Hall of Lonato which took not interested in it, using it as poorhouse for the town poorest families. In 1906 the Liberal deputy Ugo Da Como bought it at a public auction and submitted it to a radical restoration based on the historicist recovery of the original style: appointing Antonio Tagliaferri, the most important Brescia architect of the period, as supervisor of the works.
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3 Jun 2015
“Really interesting ”
1 Jul 2014
“A great example of patronage”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Rocca, 25017, Lonato del Garda, Italy
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+39 030 913 0060
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

An intimate museum with a fantastic guide who kept a 7yr old engaged. We joined a group of five from three different nationalities so it was pretty funny. The castle is also interesting. Lots of parking nearby.

Thank Gail N
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A nice old house in the centre of Lonato with great history behind. One of the most beautiful private library ever seen.

Thank franco_odicino
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