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Palazzo Dosi Magnavacca

Baroque residence in the historic center of Pontremoli, built between 1742 and 1749

Built at the behest of the Dosi family and designed by Giovan Battista Natali, it was completed in 1749. The Dosi family was an important family of Po Valley merchants who once settled in Pontremoli and became Marquises. Their summer residence Villa Dosi-Delfini is also very famous.
Palazzo Dosi Magnavacca is one of the most beautiful examples of Pontremoli’s building renovation between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. It is characterized by the Baroque style, which can be found in many other private historic houses and in the churches of the city. Carrara marble stairways, perspective frescoes, painted staircases, completely frescoed halls lead to splendid imaginary environments.

The large reception room is completely frescoed, built to enhance the prestige and nobility of the Dosi family: the triumph of the Gods is depicted on the vault, while the walls present seven mythological scenes linked to the theme of the kidnapping. The three largest scenes are those representing Neptune and Amphitrite, the descent of Mercury into Hades and the abduction of Europa.

Where is Palazzo Dosi Magnavacca located

The Palazzo Dosi Magnavacca is located in the historic center of Pontremoli. The main facade with the beautiful entrance door is located in Via Armando Ricci, a stone’s throw from the Duomo.

How to visit it

Today some of the halls of the Palace are used for literary presentations, art exhibitions, fashion shows, conferences and film sets.
For info on visits, contact the tourist guides of the Sigeric Cooperative.

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