The northern Italian city of Mantua, Lombardy, is surrounded by lakes on three sides. Many old noble palaces adorn this Renaissance city, the historical centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Massimo Ghisi and Vanna Bernardelli have rebuilt one of these palaces, Palazzo Beccaguti Cavriani, dating to the 16th century, and have created spaces that combine architecture, design and art.
The original structure of the palace has been restored and supplemented with modern elements. The bricked arches facing the courtyard have been opened and filled with windows in steel frames; old frescoes, stuccoes and vaults have also been restored. At the same time, the historical building has been adapted for modern usage. In addition to the architectural studio Disegno, the Palazzo houses a gallery with the couple’s collection of contemporary art and their apartment in the main building, which opens onto a lush, green garden with a pool.
There are three units that can be rented: The GALLERY SUITE for two people furnished with works of contemporary art, the FRESCO SUITE for two people with frescoes from the sixteenth century or the entire property which includes Gallery Suite, Fresco Suite and Main House (with living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms) as well as the courtyard, the art gallery and the garden with swimming pool.
The spaces will captivate you with their combination of historical substance, modern design and contemporary art.
Images: Cristina Fiorentini
What to do
Visiting the historical monuments of Mantua, a three lakes tour, annual literature festival Festivaletteratura in September, visiting the cities Sabbioneta and San Benedetto, Sigurtà Park, the villages Borghetto sul Mincio and Castellaro Lagusello, Lake Garda, Thermal Park Colà, Verona. There are many excellent restaurants in the region surrounding Mantova.
Why we like this house
An exceptional property that combines architecture, design and art and is a quiet, green oasis in the middle of the city. The location in the charming city of Mantua is perfect for exploring the area’s many attractions.
This house is great for
Art lovers! The property is a fantastic location not only for holidays, but also for family or corporate events.
|IT – Italy, Lombardy, Mantua
|Palazzo Beccaguti Cavriani
|in a quiet area of the town centre
|Number of guests
|max. 8 people in two apartments
|studio DISEGNO, Mantua
|Glow Magazine 12/2018, Elle DécorGermany – Marie Claire Maison – Living – Elle Décor Spain – Elixir – LookLateral – AcciaioArteArchitettura
|The apartment can be rented together with the courtyard and the gallery.
|Old & new
|1-6 (house/apartment), Art, Garden, Pool, Urban
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