Scultura in pietra di due figure in primo piano in esposizione nel Parco della Villa di Montruglio, con sfondo della Facciata.
Scultura in pietra di due figure in primo piano in esposizione nel Parco della Villa di Montruglio, con sfondo della Barchessa.

Bookings, Openings and Costs

Villa Montruglio may be visited from May to October. Visits are arranged by appointment.

Fees for guided visits: € 6.00 per person (€ 5.00 for groups of over 20 people)

Free admission for children under 10 and disabled persons

Bookings,

Openings

and Costs

Villa Montruglio may be visited from May to October. Visits are arranged by appointment.

Fees for guided visits: € 6.00 per person (€ 5.00 for groups of over 20 people)

Free admission for children under 10 and disabled persons.

Visione di un bicchiere di vino e due bottiglie della Villa di Montruglio, con in primo piano un piatto di formaggi e un cestino di pane.

Visits with tasting sessions

The history and essential characteristics of this site may be discovered also by experiencing and enjoying the fragrance and flavour of its typical products.

On request, a visit to Villa di Montruglio may include a wine-tasting session

OUR WINES

Visits with tasting sessions

Visione di un bicchiere di vino e due bottiglie della Villa di Montruglio, con in primo piano un piatto di formaggi e un cestino di pane.

The history and essential characteristics of this site may be discovered also by experiencing and enjoying the fragrance and flavour of its typical products.

On request, a visit to Villa di Montruglio may include a wine-tasting session

OUR WINES

Points of interest

Externally, these include the large entrance park, the vast panoramic garden at the front of the estate and the small rear garden. With respect to the villa, the raised entrance and frescoed hall of the ‘piano nobile’ at the centre of the main building are worthy of note.

In the Barchessa visitors will enjoy the evocative atmosphere of the portico and the Sala delle Armi (Armoury Hall) on the ground floor; on the upper floor the Lapidarium and Salone dell’Olimpo may also be visited.

The Park

Vista dal cancello dell'entrata di una scultura in pietra di due figure abbracciate su di un piedistallo a forma di libro, nel Parco della Villa di Montruglio. Sullo sfondo degli alberi.

It is possible to access the grounds of the estate through the vast nineteenth-century park, where visitors will note the elegant Cedars of Lebanon. In addition to craftwork and statues of the eighteenth century, the park contains two works produced by modern artists: a sculpture entitled ‘Education of the Soul’ by Maurizio D’Agostini and Paolo Gallerani’s ‘The Great Wheel’.

The Frescoed Hall

Vista interna delle pareti affrescate della Villa di Montruglio, con scrivania ed una finestra luminosa sul fondo.

In the cycle of frescoes (1714) that decorate the ‘piano nobile’ in the central part of the villa Francesco Aviani created a series of illustrations that celebrate various traditional arts and crafts, including painting, sculpture, astronomy, architecture, music and literature.

The Hall pf Olympus

Piccole sculture statuarie poste vicine alla parete su piedistalli aerei, con illuminazione dal basso, nella Villa di Montruglio.

The name of this large room refers to the presence of ten statues which depict the gods of antiquity. From this hall it is possible to access the park behind the villa and the vineyards.

The Armoury Hall

La Sala delle Armi della Villa di Montruglio, vuota con armi appese alle pareti.

Originally an area occupied by stables, this space was transformed into a museum after the Second World War to present a large collection of old weapons.

The Barchessa

Il Portico della Barchessa della Villa di Montruglio con colonne bugnate, lunette ed il Prato di fronte.

From the architectural point of view, the portico of the Barchessa is the greatest achievement of the entire Villa Montruglio complex. A predominant characteristic of the external wing is the ochre-coloured Nanto stone.

Nanto Stone

Dettaglio di un arco bugnato della Villa di Montruglio in Pietra di Nanto.

Stone from the Nanto area has been used by sculptors and architects since the sixteenth century on account of its attractive golden colour and its ductile characteristics when worked at the quarry. At Montruglio this type of stone is found not only in the portico of the Barchessa, but also in the mouldings of the windows and doors of the villa itself and other architectural elements of the main court.