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Villa Gallarati Scotti

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Villa Gallarati Scotti in Fontaniva

The Villa Gallarati Scotti di Fontaniva, Already Ca 'Orsato e Villa Cittadella Vigodarzere, dates back at least to the early sixteenth century.

Elegant in its neoclassical geometries, is believed to have belonged originally to the Da Fontaniva family, and only then passed to the Orsato family, by marriage.

Owned by Cittadella Vigodarzere from 1848, it was inherited by Fabrizio Orsato to Andrea Cittadella Vigodarzere, after having surrounded it with a magnificent garden to English, attributed to G. Jappelli.

In the following centuries it became first meteorological observatory at the national level, then field hospital during the First World War, and finally requisitioned to its legitimate owners, Nazi headquarters.

The Villa has always been a privileged destination for illustrious figures of national political life and the arts; they stayed there among others, Puccini, Cross, De Gasperi, the general Cadorna.

The current name derives from the union of Aurelia Cittadella Vigodarzere with the Milanese scholar and diplomat Tommaso Gallarati Scotti, which took place in 1918.

National Monument from the 1925 is inserted in a natural environment of great value, being framed within a large English garden perfectly preserved, where you can find the typical style of the romantic park: gentle slopes, sentieri sinuous, small streams and an arboreal frame of great effect that enriches the banks of a suggestive central water mirror.

Scenic completion that can not be renounced to the overall architecture, the park It dates back to the second decade of the 1800 and covers an area of ​​about three hectares. Presents a remarkable variety of plant species, some secular.

In a secluded place you can finally see the pretty noble chapel in aquascape neogothic flowered, rebuilt in honor of Count Fabrizio Orsato between the 1848 and the 1850 and designed by Pietro Se