Frizzoni Palace

Description

The Palace was named after the family who built it and lived there over more than 90 years, till Enrico Frizzoni decided to leave it to Bergamo, so that it could host the City Hall. Designed by Rodolfo Vatini, Palazzo Frizzoni was built between 1836 and 1840 in a beautiful neoclassical style: the twelve Corinthian pilasters separating the façade’s windows remind of the Roman architecture, as well as the arcade with the eight Ionian columns you will find inside.

During the institutional celebrations, you can also visit the interiors of the Palace! On top of the staircase there is the Hall used for the municipal council meetings. On the other side, if you enter the Mirrors Hall you can admire the wonderful mosaic floor featuring the Frizzoni emblem, consisting of two arrows bound by a ribbon. On the ground floor, go visit the Galleria dei Cardinali: you will find the portraits of Bergamo’s cardinals, including Angelo Roncalli’s, who became Pope John XXIII. Palazzo Frizzoni is also a picture gallery: in fact, it hosts 80 paintings coming from the Accademia Carrara. 


Recently, the first “Baby pit stop” of Bergamo has been opened inside the Palace: if you happen to travel with your baby, you can find everything you need right here! Last but not least, don’t forget to visit the City Hall Park: if you’re older than 10 and you are not with a child…you’re not allowed to enter!

The park is open on weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Admission is allowed to children accompanied age 0 to 10.

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The Palace was named after the family who built it and lived there over more than 90 years, till Enrico Frizzoni decided to leave it to Bergamo, so that it could host the City Hall. Designed by Rodolfo Vatini, Palazzo Frizzoni was built between 1836 and 1840 in a beautiful neoclassical style: the twelve Corinthian pilasters separating the façade’s windows remind of the Roman architecture, as well as the arcade with the eight Ionian columns you will find inside.

During the institutional celebrations, you can also visit the interiors of the Palace! On top of the staircase there is the Hall used for the municipal council meetings. On the other side, if you enter the Mirrors Hall you can admire the wonderful mosaic floor featuring the Frizzoni emblem, consisting of two arrows bound by a ribbon. On the ground floor, go visit the Galleria dei Cardinali: you will find the portraits of Bergamo’s cardinals, including Angelo Roncalli’s, who became Pope John XXIII. Palazzo Frizzoni is also a picture gallery: in fact, it hosts 80 paintings coming from the Accademia Carrara. 


Recently, the first “Baby pit stop” of Bergamo has been opened inside the Palace: if you happen to travel with your baby, you can find everything you need right here! Last but not least, don’t forget to visit the City Hall Park: if you’re older than 10 and you are not with a child…you’re not allowed to enter!

The park is open on weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Admission is allowed to children accompanied age 0 to 10.