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Splendori del Settecento sul Lago di Como

Splendori del Settecento sul Lago di Como

From June 22nd to November 3rd 2019 at Villa Carlotta will be held the exhibition Splendori del Settecento sul Lago di Como: Villa Carlotta e i marchesi Clerici.

The path of rediscovery of the history of the residence tremezzina continues, focusing on its origins in the seventeenth century when it was built by the will of the Marquises Clerici.

Time: daily from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00.


  • Full: € 10.00
  • Over 65: € 8.00 (with identity card)
  • Students: € 5,00 (from 6 to 26 years with school/university card)
  • Family (2 adults + children from 6 to 18 years): € 20,00

Splendori del Settecento sul Lago di Como

The three large baroque paintings by Legnanino, Abbiati and Cazzaniga – together with a spectacular series of eighteenth-century prints and a series of portraits of the Clerical Marquises – will allow us to retrace the first phase of the events of the villa, from the end of the seventeenth century to 1801, the year in which the last heir of the family, Claudia Clerici Bigli, sold the complex to Giovanni Battista Sommariva, a famous collector of neoclassical art.

A section of the exhibition will focus on the spectacular series of eighteenth-century prints by Marcantonio Dal Re – recently added to the museum’s collections – depicting the villa and its garden at the time when it was owned by Marquis Anton Giorgio Clerici, the last great exponent of the main branch of the family.

Under the direction of: Maria Angela Previtera
Scientific Committee: Alessandro Morandotti, Cinzia Cremonini, Alessandra Kluzer, Paolo Vanoli, Marco Leoni and Susanna Zanuso.

For more information

Villa Carlotta – Tremezzina
Phone: +39 0344 40405
E-mail: segreteria@villacarlotta.it

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