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.
Leaving 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.
Opening for individual visitors
Sunday 7, 14, 21, 28 September 2014
Villa Caramel - Loc. Caramel, Fontana Pradosa - Castel San Giovanni (PC)
from 15 to 17 (starting last visit)
Cost 7 euro per person
NB: you enter the Villa by guided tour only. And 'reservations are recommended.
Who will be presented at the entrance playing the KEYWORD, will have a discount of 1 euro on the ticket. Key Word changes every week and coincides with the title of the Val Tidone Wine Fest.
7.9: Ortrugo & Chisola
14.09: Seven hills in Malvasia
28.09: Sparkling Pianello
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ATLAS, CULTURE AND TOURISM GUIDE IN PIACENZA
Atlas sas is a company of qualified tourist guides operating since 2000 in the territory of Piacenza, Parma and Cremona.
Our aim is to draw attention to the rich territory of Piacenza, through historical-artistic, educational tours, wine tours in the most famous places, such as Castell, Graziano Visconti, Bobbio, Piacenza, and in those less known to the general public but also equally fascinating.
With Villa Caramel, a real gem is added to the local heritage and goes to enrich the cultural offerings of the province of Piacenza.
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