Palazzo Albergati is a sumptuous, magnificent country dwelling named after the Bolognese family. It is one of the most significant examples of 17th-century Emilia Romagna architecture.
The palace is located in Zola Predosa (about 12 kilometres from the centre of Bologna).
The building is surprisingly impressive because of its remarkable size and the unique contrast between the austerity of its exteriors and the unexpected Baroque-style spatial effect of its interiors. Decorations inside the palace are enhanced by a prestigious cycle of frescoes, typical of the 17th- and 18th-century local school of painting.
During the 18th century, the palace was a lively centre for cultural and social activities, hosting popes, kings, princes, musicians, men and women of letters, and even famous adventurers. The gallery of the main hall was used as a theatre for performances of works by Voltaire and Goldoni and was visited by European leading personalities in the cultural, political field, including Frederick IV of Denmark, Giacomo Casanova and Vittorio Alfieri.
Every Sunday until 19th of June they propose a brunch in the magnificent scenery with guided tour of the Palace. So why not treat yourself?
Deals are available!
One last tip: the world’s leading manufacturers of mortadella have their headquarters here…