Castello Quistini, built around 1560 is located in the lands of Franciacorta, surrounded by a park of over 10,000 m2 where there is a magnificent collection of roses with over 1500 varieties.
Throughout the year, cultural events and events are organized
Castello Quistini is a splendid noble residence with a wonderful botanical garden inside.
It is also known as Palazzo Porcellaga, from the surname of the nobleman Ottaviano who had it built in 1560 as his own fortified residence. Castello Quistini represents one of the last examples of these architectures and has an irregular pentagon-shaped wall with thin walls, but also five towers at the corners and a four-storey tower located inside. For the construction the "serena" stone typical of the Lake Iseo area was used, with which many other palaces and farmhouses of the surroundings were built. Although part of the castle is private, it is possible to visit some rooms, including the Grottesca Room and the Hall which, with its 150 square meters, is the largest single-span room in Franciacorta.
A collection with over 1500 varieties of roses, secret green corners, the secret garden of hydrangeas, the brolo where to find the strangest and oldest varieties of fruit plants and a simple garden for a magical olfactory journey.
The Gardens of Castello Quistini, designed and cared for by the family who own the palace, represent a green oasis for all botanical enthusiasts or for those who simply want to spend a relaxing day outdoors enjoying the scents immersing themselves in a unique atmosphere.
he room of the columns constitutes a separate building and is probably the oldest construction of the complex. It is partially underground, with a vaulted roof and consisting of three naves. It is hypothesized that in the past, it had to perform a very important function for the building, and probably for the whole country. The main body of the cellars, on the lower level, is covered by cross vaults, supported by eight pillars in Sarnico stone.
Entering the Grottesca Room one is fascinated by the decorations that take their name from the grotesque masks that can be seen in the upper frame. In the center of the ceiling we find the Goddess Minerva with an owl at her feet, while the floor is decorated with a mosaic in the typical Venetian style .
Castello Quistini is the perfect setting for wedding receptions, the garden with an area of over 10,000 square meters characterized by different thematic areas will welcome guests in one of the most picturesque frames of Franciacorta, with spaces completed by period furnishings to make it even more comfortable each event: seats, sofas, tables, umbrellas and mood lights will offer opportunities for relaxation and intimacy during the reception and its breaks. Even the elegant internal rooms lend themselves to host magnificent events, such as the ancient Sala delle Colonne, capable of hosting up to 200 people or the lively Grottesca Room, for more intimate receptions, up to 30 people