Palazzo Farrattini in Amelia
Palazzo Farrattini, still owned by the family, has kept intact its character of dynastic residence.
It rises inside the medieval village di Amelia, a town in Umbria that maintains the charm of a country out of time: among the alleys characterized by workshops artisans, shops, typical restaurants, the imposing façade of the Palace designed by the famous architect stands out Antonio Da Sangallo the young man.
Crossing the threshold and crossing the atrium, which preserves his original flooring herringbone, the look opens on the garden and onolive grove that extend over an area of 10.000mq where the pool from which you can enjoy a unique panorama of the Amerina countryside.
Al floor the great is found Sangallo Hall with a picture frame frieze completed at the end of the 1500 for the wedding of Giovanni V Farrattini with Plantilla Pojani which will bring the fief of Piediluco and the name that since then supports that of the Counts Farrattini for papal dispensation.
Beautiful the big fireplace attributed to the same Sangallo for the lower part and to the Scalza at the top (the author of the funeral monuments of the Farrattini Chapel in the Cathedral of Amelia).
The main floor is composed of others six rooms including the one called "Of the Emperors", covered with neoclassical grotesques on cloth and five elegant bedrooms, each with its own style, but all characterized by the charm of the five centuries of history of the dwelling.
The history of Palazzo Farrattini
Notables of Amelia already at the end of 1300, i Farrattini in the sixteenth century, they brought to Rome three exponents of the family who will come to prominent positions in the Church and Roman Curia.
We speak of the three bishops Bartholomew II, Baldo I e Bartholomew III who later became a cardinal in the early seventeenth century.
In Amelia Bartholomew II intends to mean to the citizens the enormous prestige enjoyed by the family through the construction of the Palace: in those years Bartholomew II, as well as later his nephew Bartholomew III, was Prefect of the Saint Peter Basilica when it is assigned to Sangallo the task of completing the work begun by Bramante, a contact that becomes more than a simple knowledge if he prompted the architect to accept an assignment of this commitment to Amelia.
The importance of the family, and in particular of the Cardinal Farrattini it is such to be cited from the Vasari in his Lives of artists. The same autograph plant of the house is found today at the Uffizi.
In addition to the numerous properties in Amelia, Bartolomeo III will build the Palazzo Farrattini, now of Propaganda Fide, in Piazza di Spagna, which still today gives its name to the road that leads from the Corso: via Frattina.
He would not have completed the task assigned to the michelangelo for a funeral monument to be placed in the church of the gods HH Apostles in Rome.
Canons of the Vatican Basilica and regents of chancellery, they have played primary roles in the Curia serving well 10 Pontiffs.
Bishops of Amelia from the 1558 to the 1571, have had a family member inside the council of ten and the bushers (institutions in charge of city government) uninterruptedly from the 1514 to the 1809.
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Prices for weddings: from € 1.500 up to € 1.800
Prices for corporate events: from € 1.000 up to € 1.500
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