The historic residences of Stezzano

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At the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, some of Bergamo’s noble families decided to build country houses in Stezzano, at the time a small village not far from the city.

 

Thus, arose, in the midst of silkworm breeding and spinning mills, several remarkably beautiful villas, giving a new face to the small town.

 

Villa Zanchi, Villa Morlani, Villa Grumelli-Pedrocca and Villa Moroni: discover with us these beautiful homes dotted throughout Stezzano’s historic centre. 


Villa Caroli-Zanchi is one of Lombardy’s most famous historic residences, thanks to the harmony of the architectural design that combines the neoclassical style of the façade with the interior’s eclectic taste. The villas of Palladio, the great Venetian architect were the inspiration for this villa.

 

If you look beyond the large stained-glass windows you’ll see the crystal chandeliers, mirrors, tapestries and gilded frames that adorn the rooms. Surrounded by a four-hectare park, it is further embellished with a lovely pond featuring a fountain of Neptune, other fountains and artificial caves.

 

Villa Morlani is located just outside the town’s historical core. The original structure dates back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but the building is made up of several parts that were added over the centuries. You’ll also find a small church, dedicated to St. Elizabeth, already mentioned in historical sources in 1575 about Carlo Borromeo’s visit to Stezzano. In a more secluded position compared to the other historic homes, Villa Morlani is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered: an imposing staircase, the neoclassical decorations that adorn the Stucchi Room, the Empire Room and the round Palour, the back garden.

 

If Villa Moroni reminds you of Villa Reale in Monza, then Count Moroni accomplished his aim. In fact, in the early nineteenth century he entrusted one of Piermarini’s pupils to substantially modify to residence’s original core, asking for it to resemble the Villa Reale residence. Here too, the façade reflects the sober and elegant neoclassical style.

 

Finally, Villa Grumelli Pedrocca-Maffeis now houses the City Hall offices and the city library. Dating back to the eighteenth century, it was modified and enlarged in the following century, with the addition of geometric decorations on the doors and windows and turrets at the corners. Upon entering, you will be impressed by the rich decorations, geometric designs and coffered ceilings.

 

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At the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, some of Bergamo’s noble families decided to build country houses in Stezzano, at the time a small village not far from the city.

 

Thus, arose, in the midst of silkworm breeding and spinning mills, several remarkably beautiful villas, giving a new face to the small town.

 

Villa Zanchi, Villa Morlani, Villa Grumelli-Pedrocca and Villa Moroni: discover with us these beautiful homes dotted throughout Stezzano’s historic centre. 


Villa Caroli-Zanchi is one of Lombardy’s most famous historic residences, thanks to the harmony of the architectural design that combines the neoclassical style of the façade with the interior’s eclectic taste. The villas of Palladio, the great Venetian architect were the inspiration for this villa.

 

If you look beyond the large stained-glass windows you’ll see the crystal chandeliers, mirrors, tapestries and gilded frames that adorn the rooms. Surrounded by a four-hectare park, it is further embellished with a lovely pond featuring a fountain of Neptune, other fountains and artificial caves.

 

Villa Morlani is located just outside the town’s historical core. The original structure dates back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but the building is made up of several parts that were added over the centuries. You’ll also find a small church, dedicated to St. Elizabeth, already mentioned in historical sources in 1575 about Carlo Borromeo’s visit to Stezzano. In a more secluded position compared to the other historic homes, Villa Morlani is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered: an imposing staircase, the neoclassical decorations that adorn the Stucchi Room, the Empire Room and the round Palour, the back garden.

 

If Villa Moroni reminds you of Villa Reale in Monza, then Count Moroni accomplished his aim. In fact, in the early nineteenth century he entrusted one of Piermarini’s pupils to substantially modify to residence’s original core, asking for it to resemble the Villa Reale residence. Here too, the façade reflects the sober and elegant neoclassical style.

 

Finally, Villa Grumelli Pedrocca-Maffeis now houses the City Hall offices and the city library. Dating back to the eighteenth century, it was modified and enlarged in the following century, with the addition of geometric decorations on the doors and windows and turrets at the corners. Upon entering, you will be impressed by the rich decorations, geometric designs and coffered ceilings.