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Villa Pagnoncelli Folcieri

Producers of the smallest DOCG in Italy
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Villa Pagnoncelli Folcieri

Seventeenth-century villa with medieval corner tower. On the main floor (the only one that can be visited) on the central porch there is a library on one side, and a large living room with annexed smaller rooms. The rooms are all decorated with eighteenth-century frescoes, with a mythological and allegorical theme, partly enriched with family furnishings, partly with objects purchased over time. An English garden welcomes the visitor, while a large green space opens on the back. It retains its Italian layout, with spaces marked by box hedges, and today it is used by the family as a vegetable garden and orchard.

History

Villa used for summer holidays by a noble Bergamo family of the time. The Pagnoncelli family moved there shortly after the mid-800s from the hamlet of Cà Passero, to Berbenno, Valle Imagna. A family of pharmacists, Maurizio Pagnoncelli Folcieri still exercises in Scanzorosciate today.
Giancarlo Pagnoncelli Folcieri, third-generation pharmacist, in 1962, produced his first Moscato di Scanzo, a unique red passito from meditation in the world, from an autochthonous, aromatic, botrytized grape variety, the history of which has been documented since the mid-1300s. smallest DOCG in Italy, today the only Lombard one.

Moscato production