Villa Muzio

Villa Muzio

Description

Virginio Muzio was a renowned architect from Bergamo very active during the late XIX Century especially for what concerned refurbishment and enlargement of religious buildings, both in the city and the province: the facade of Alzano Lombardo parish church, the churchyard and the porch of Clusone church, the restorations of the Archpriest House (“Casa dell'Arciprete”) and Sant'Agostino Convent, the recomposition of Santa Maria Maggiore Baptistery. Moreover, he was also one of the first architects bringing Liberty style to buildings like Casa Paleni and Ristorante Belvedere.


The dwelling you are admiring use to be the private home of Muzio, designed by himself in 1902 and enriched by refined Liberty decorations. The visual focus of Villa Muzio is not the facade, but one of the indoor corners corresponding to the stairwell:  outside, it becomes a beautiful cylindrical decorative element, thanks to the polygonal cover and the pictorial decoration. The frescoed feminine figure welcomes every visitor entering from the main pedestrian gate. Floral patterns, in tune with the surrounding vegetation, can be found under the eaves, along the window arches and on the  gate.

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Virginio Muzio was a renowned architect from Bergamo very active during the late XIX Century especially for what concerned refurbishment and enlargement of religious buildings, both in the city and the province: the facade of Alzano Lombardo parish church, the churchyard and the porch of Clusone church, the restorations of the Archpriest House (“Casa dell'Arciprete”) and Sant'Agostino Convent, the recomposition of Santa Maria Maggiore Baptistery. Moreover, he was also one of the first architects bringing Liberty style to buildings like Casa Paleni and Ristorante Belvedere.


The dwelling you are admiring use to be the private home of Muzio, designed by himself in 1902 and enriched by refined Liberty decorations. The visual focus of Villa Muzio is not the facade, but one of the indoor corners corresponding to the stairwell:  outside, it becomes a beautiful cylindrical decorative element, thanks to the polygonal cover and the pictorial decoration. The frescoed feminine figure welcomes every visitor entering from the main pedestrian gate. Floral patterns, in tune with the surrounding vegetation, can be found under the eaves, along the window arches and on the  gate.

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