Point of interest

Guarienti Palace

The “patriot’s palace” in the historic centre of Valeggio sul Mincio

Palazzo Guarienti stands in the historical centre of the town. It dates back to the 18th century and is known by the people of Valeggio as the ‘patriot’s palace’, the country residence of the Marquis Guarienti of Verona. The imposing building was designed by one of the least known Veronese architects of the 18th century, Piero Ceroni, who worked in Valeggio between 1770 and 1775 and about whom very little is known.

In strict neoclassical style, more severe than elegant, the palace has three large, massive entrance doors dominating the façade, on which rests a balcony surmounted by an eagle with spread wings. On the left, a plaque commemorates the evening of 30 May 1796, when Napoleon Bonaparte, having taken lodgings in the palace, risked being attacked by the Austrians who suddenly appeared in the town. On the opposite side, another plaque commemorates the centenary of the death of Don Giovanni Beltrame, an illustrious Valeggiano missionary and explorer in Africa as well as a great scholar.

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Palazzo Guarienti, Via Antonio Murari, Valeggio sul Mincio, VR, Italia



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