Palazzo Torri stands among the green vineyards of Franciacorta, a few km from Lake Iseo, welcoming guests in decorated rooms, frescoed vaults and antique furniture. You can stay in spacious and bright rooms and apartments, as well as renting the entire building for short stays. Palazzo Torri also has both internal and external spaces that can host banquets, meetings and private events.
Palazzo Torri History
Set in the hills of Lake Iseo and the vineyards of Franciacorta, the majestic Palazzo Tori welcomes visitors and guests in environments rich in history and charm. The history of this residence began as early as the sixteenth century, when it stood as a fortified villa and continued in the eighteenth century when it was renovated with furnishings and Baroque decorations by the Peroni of Brescia. It is with the arrival of the new owners, Paolina Calegari Torri and her husband Alessandro who turns into a "villa of delights": this is in fact the name that deserved Palazzo Torri at the end of the nineteenth century when Paolina became the patron of a cultural circle frequented by famous writers, artists and thinkers. Among the habitué, Giosuè Carducci, Antonio Fogazzaro, the publisher Zanichelli, the sculptor Trenta-coste, the painters Michetti, Plaberman and Lenbach, as well as the bishop of Cremona, Geremia Bonomelli.
Today, this seventeenth-century fortified villa has become the seat of two associations, but not only. Ten bedrooms are available for those wishing to stay here longer than the short time of a visit. An opportunity not to be missed to admire the interiors of the building, worthy of a patrician residence: the Hall of Feasts with pictorial decorations and two impressive Murano glass chandeliers from the 18th century, the Billiard room and the Music Room are particularly impressive , also elegantly turned and frescoed or, on the main floor, the evocative gallery of the Ancestors, where the most prestigious suites open up, with period furnishings, paintings and furnishings. Perfect for romantics, the one with a canopy bed and purple fabrics, overlooking a pleasant country side typical of Franciacorta. Spaces that can accommodate a maximum of 180 seats inside the rooms, 240 also using the loggia, making Palazzo Torri ideal location for banquets, receptions, concerts, wine tastings, corporate events.
For those who want to relive a remnant of local history there is instead the room of the Bishop, where in July 1914 died the bishop Bonomelli: from a wall dominates the portrait of the beautiful Pauline, while the mosaic floor shows deep grooves due to the continuous passage of faithful who have come to bring the extreme greeting to the high priest. Also noteworthy is the garden, with centuries-old plants and rarities such as the cedar of Lebanon.