Villa Caramello in Castel San Giovanni
Villa Caramello - originally a fortress of the 14th century as evidenced by its plant - it owes the current plant and configuration to the restoration and embellishment interventions made by the marquis Gaetano Paveri Fontana at the beginning of 1700.
The villa transformation project, started in 1712, was mainly performed between 1739 and 1741 with the intervention of the great architect Ferdinando Galli Bibiena.
Villa Caramello - the maximum expression of the Baroque season in Piacenza - separates with its own body a garden - softened by a large fish pond with water features - looking north, through its own driveway along over 1Km, the Bergamasche Alps and faces south on the renowned Colli Piacentini.
Villa Caramello is open to the public for guided tours after obtaining the Gazzola 2008 award crowning more than ten years of extensive restoration work. Furthermore, Villa Caramello intends to open its doors to host selected public events, including weddings, feasts, exhibitions, conferences e conferences, movie sets e music.
The history of Villa Caramello
I Paveri Fontana, with the Arcelli Fontana e Malvicini Fontana, represent the oldest noble consortium piacentino, i da Fontana, dating back to the tenth century invested byEmperor Henry II in the 1004 of Fontana Pradosa - today a hamlet on the outskirts of Castel San Giovanni, not far from the river Po, which will remain for a thousand years at the center of the family's land interests in Val Tidone.
The Paveri Fontana are owners of Villa Caramello at least from the 1400 as confirmed by the ancient scrolls carefully kept in thefamily archive.
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