Castello Quistini

A dwelling dating back to 1600 built on a pre-existing fortification at the entrance to the town of Rovato in Franciacorta. Later occupied several times by the French and the Republic of Venice.

Municipality:Rovato
Region: Lombardia

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Castle Quistini in Franciacorta

A RESIDENCE DATING FROM THE 1600S BUILT ON A PRE-EXISTING FORTIFICATION AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE COMMUNE OF ROVATO IN FRANCIACORTA AND LATER OCCUPIED SEVERAL TIMES BY THE FRENCH AND THE REPUBLIC OF VENICE
Castello Quistini is the ideal location for organising weddings and receptions, immersed as it is in the beautiful green hills of Franciacorta.

You will be spellbound by this relaxing setting, set amidst the scents and colours of the Castle’s gardens and its stunning Rose Labyrinth.

The Residence features a reception hall that can accommodate up to 190 people, two large porticoes, 10,000-square-meter grounds, a gazebo and outdoor furniture.

It is also possible to arrange catering for your event, fully personalised according to your individual requirements.

The magnificent Botanical Garden located within the grounds houses a collection of more than 1,500 varieties of roses, complete with hidden green corners, the secret Hydrangea Garden, the Bioenergetic Garden and the so-called ‘brolo’, where you can admire many ancient and forgotten varieties of fruit plants and a kitchen garden that offers a truly magical and evocative olfactory experience.

The story of Castello Quistini
Also known as Palazzo Porcellaga, taken after the surname of the nobleman Ottaviano who ordered its construction in 1560 as a fortified residence instead of the castle in Rovato.

It was built in an area in which Venetian and French domination had alternated over the years, which meant it had often been used as a garrison for the various troops.

During the second half of the 16th century, it was common practice for the nobility to build their fortified residences in the countryside, surrounded by robust walls to defend and protect them from the numerous battles that were fought during this period. Castello Quistini is one of the last testimonials of this type of architecture and is surrounded by an irregular pentagonal wall formation, which is comparatively thin, but which has five towers, one at each corner and a 4-storey tower within.

Sarnico stone or "pietra serena" as it is also called and which is typical of the Lake Iseo area, was used for the construction of the Castle, and in fact many other Palazzos and farmsteads in Franciacorta were built using this same material.

Although part of the Castle is privately owned, it is possible to visit some of the rooms, including the Sala Grottesca containing the “grotesque” frescoes and the Salone, which, at 150 square metres in size, represents the largest single-span reception room in the Franciacorta region.

Facilities and services at Castello Quistini
Weddings and private events in Franciacorta
Guided tours for groups: advance booking, minimum of 10 people

Places of interest nearby: Franciacorta

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Territory: Bergamo e la Franciacorta

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Pets allowed
Grounds
disabled access
External use
Internal use
Garden use
Event salons:uno
Numbers of seats for events:120 max
wedding reception rooms:uno
Places for weddings:120 max