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.
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 cultivation began as a bet, with few vine legs kept in the home garden. The production, which started the first time with only 6 bottles, continues under the supervision of his son Maurizio, also a pharmacist, but with the involvement of the whole family, and reaches approximately 3000 bottles per year of 50 ml. The very low quantity of bottles ensures the very high quality of the wine and makes it a valuable and sought after product due to its rarity. The cellar (open to visitors) is located inside the Villa and was created in the spaces of the old woodshed. We can proudly say that it has been on the table of popes and rulers.
Visits with tasting
On Saturday morning, from 10:30 to 12:00, it is possible to visit the villa and have a tasting of 4 glasses + 1 grappa accompanied by savory and sweet combinations.
Price: 20,00 Euro