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Villa Caramel opens to the public

Villa Caramello, Fontana Pradosa, Castel San Giovanni Piacenza, Italy

Since opening in September 2014 for the first time in guided tours to the famous Villa Fontana Caramel Pradosa (Castel San Giovanni - Piacenza). Residence of the Marquis Paveri Fountain, the Villa is known for the intervention of the great architect Ferdinando Galli Bibienas that produces, among other things, the spectacular staircase with the original gallery in the first half of the eighteenth century. Guided tours, targeting individual visitors, will start on September 7 and will be held in conjunction with the Tidone Wine Fest, the largest wine festival in the province. A wonderful opportunity to combine art, culture, food and wine in the beautiful natural scenery of the Val Tidone. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA leave the Via Emilia, you get to Caramello after traveling a majestic avenue of poplars along a little more than 1 km; the view is suddenly caught by the fish pond, spanning more than 40 meters wide and over 20, graced by the arches, statues and balustrades. By entering the unexpected you get a view of the visitor: a portico with double nave bangs one side of the square courtyard that opens in this way the landscape behind it, a slice of soft campaign, the quintessence of the Po Valley. This creates a space filtering usual Bibienas to action theatrical architect, who had already experienced a similar solution in the palace of the Farnese family in Colorno (Parma). The Villa is still inhabited by the family Paveri Fontana. The route, starting from the central parterre adorned with the original fishpond with arches cover the environments more representative of residence: Central courtyard, private chapel, the staircase Bibienas, Natali Hall, Hall of Honour and enfilade of service environments with features times. The guided tour will last approximately 1 hour. GUIDED TOURS Opening for individual visitors Sunday 7, 14, 21, September 28, 2014, Easter Monday, April 25, May 1, 2015 Guided tours open for individual reservations are recommended from 15 to 17 (starting last visit) cost 7 euro per person NB: Villa is accessed by guided tour only INITIATIVES FOR GROUPS (minimum 20 people) throughout the year on reservation Package: Villa Caramel: the architect of the Farnese court in Val Tidone Package: The noble residences in Val Tidone between villas and castles delight More information about medieval www.atlanteguide.it

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from 7 to 28 September 2014


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