Palazzo Falletti di Barolo is one of the most important examples of the patrician residence of the city. The building, built at the end of the seventeenth century by Gian Francesco Baroncelli, was modified around the mid-eighteenth century by Benedetto Alfieri, who adapted it to the rococo taste of the owners, taking care of the interiors with frescoes and friezes. Most of the rooms on the first floor are therefore characterized by the rococo taste of the mirrors, used between the windows and on the flying parts.
Palazzo Falletti di Barolo History
The palace was the residence of the Falletti family up to the married couple Tancredi and Giulia di Barolo, with whom the family died out. On their departure the palace passed to the Opera Pia Barolo foundation.
Guest of the Falletti Marquises after the publication of "My Prisons", the writer Silvio Pellico stayed for several years in the building, whose room can still be visited today. Pellico helped Giulia Colbert Marchesa di Barolo in his works of charity, teaching in the schools founded by the Marchesa.
A visit to Palazzo Barolo allows you to retrace the life of Turin from 1600 to the present day in one environment, passing through the historical periods, the different architectural styles and the tastes of the times.