Palazzo Fantini

Palazzo Fantini Tredozio

Palazzo Fantini is in Tredozio, an ancient village located in the heart of the Tramazzo valley, which has always been border country lying between the Regions of Romagna and Tuscany.
It became officially a Comune of Romagna in 1923, following the administrative re-organization of Romagna at the behest of Mussolini.

In this area, set among gently rolling landscapes far from the rhythms of city life, the traditions of old are a precious heritage that has long been jealously guarded by the people of Tredozio, who have handed them from generation to generation, century after century.
It was on May 3rd 1753, in via XX Settembre – the main street of Tredozio, -that the first stone of the facade of Palazzo Fantini was placed, the Palazzo that conserves the memories of the family that inhabited it for close on three centuries.
The elegant, restrained facade in Tuscan barochetto style served to unify and ennoble a number of still older buildings. It boasts a balcony and the family coat of arms, a rooster. As well as a residence, the property was for a long time the center of a substantial agricultural estate, with all local activities based there: the making of silk, of hemp, of wine, woodwork, the sorting of cereals and the rearing of courtyard animals.
For this reason, the main entrance leads today, as it did in the past, to a world where several different characters reside side by side.
There are the formal reception rooms, decorated with frescoes, most of them from the 1700s; there are small parts in neogothic or Art Nouveau style, like the suspended glassed-in corridor which was used in the past as a Winter Garden; there is the private family Chapel and the library of the Fantini and Panciatichi-Fratti families, which incidentally houses the library of the “Garibaldino” Antonio Fratti.

At the back, the great area which was originally dedicated to agricultural uses now houses a collection of ancient instruments and tools used in the agricultural activity which started in mid-seventeenth century. This area is today mostly used as a venue for private and cultural events, including concerts.

Finally, behind the house itself, raised with respect to the house and hidden like a precious treasure, there is the splendid Italian style garden with its lemon houses, accessible only by means of a staircase that runs alongside the sturdy supporting walls.

Designed in the 1800s, the garden consists of Italian style box hedges, secret little paths, fountains of water lilies, flowerbeds of ancient roses and in the uppermost part, a park with fine specimens of centuries old trees and a rock garden.


Palazzo Fantini storia

Palazzo Fantini is the magnificent result of a series of buildings that straddled the centuries. The original building dates back to the 1600s, though it was only in the mid-1700s that it gained its current prestigious facade, that brought together as one whole each of the earlier buildings.

As recorded in family memory, on May 3rd 1753, after the benediction of the foundations and the corner stones, the first stone of the facade of Palazzo Fantini was laid down.

This was above all the wish of Lorenzo Maria Fantini (1721-1782), eldest of the three sons of the last Notary, Diacinto Fantini. A graduate in both civil and canon law from the University of Bologna, he was actively involved in the country lands that were the property of the family; his brother, Francesco Maria, a cleric, obtained permission from Pope Clement XIII to erect a private chapel dedicated to the Immaculate Conception both in the parish church and at the Palazzo. While Pier Maria, a successful solicitor and barrister in Florence and for many years – until the advent of Napoleon – active in public office there, additionally carried out the duties of Councilor for the municipality of Florence.

In earlier centuries, between the end of the 1500s up to the middle of the 1700s, the members of the Fantini family did not reside permanently at Tredozio.

 

The documents of their Notarial business that spanned more than two and a half centuries are held in the State Archives of Florence.
In the 1500s, Benedetto Fantini, a cousin of the head of the family Gaspare Fantini, carried out important diplomatic duties in France, Tuscany, Rome and Hungary on behalf of Duke Alfonso of Este, and in 1518 he was invited to Krakow by the Este family to attend the marriage of Sigismondo to Bona Sforza.

To keep pace with the increase in agricultural activity in the 1800s new structures were added to Palazzo Fantini: barns and haylofts, stables, granaries, a wine cellar that bears witness to wine production, where today the family sells the wines they themselves produce. These spaces nowadays at times function as the venue for private events, concerts and other cultural activities.
The 1800s also saw the plans for the garden come into being. They followed the classic themes of those times: the secret walkways, the lily ponds, the precision of the geometry of the hedges, the topiary box shrubs, the flower beds of old garden roses bordered with Lamb’s-ear, and the beds of old fashioned flowers like dahlias, begonias, iris, viburnums and lantanas. Today, the garden forms part of the Great Italian Gardens circuit.


Palazzo Fantini eventi

For thirty years, Palazzo Fantini has opened its door to the public for classical music and jazz concerts, art exhibitions, book presentations and literary conferences, and it represents an important promoter and sponsor of culture in the area.

Several stages of the Emilia Romagna Festival, the Sax Art Festival and other musical reviews take place during the summer evenings in the beautiful courtyard of Palazzo Fantini, and there is a variety of music, including classical music, jazz and blues.

Contemporary sculpture exhibitions during recent years have hosted works by Giuseppe Spagnulo, Ivan Theimer, Luciano Minguzzi and Richard Hess from Berlin.

In addition, Palazzo Fantini also holds interesting seminars on gardens, flowers and gardening in general.

Palazzo Fantini has been lovingly restored and provided with all the necessary infrastructure, therefore making it an ideal location for the following kinds of events:

Conferences – meetings
Showrooms – fashion shows
Photo shooting
Presentations of product lines
Symposiums
Gala dinners
Performances
Exhibitions – shows
Conferences – press meetings


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  • Salons : 5
  • Seats : 180

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  • Ticket Cost : 5€
  • Days : Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
  • Timetables : 8-12 e 14-17 Solo su appuntamento
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Palazzo Fantini

Region : Emilia Romagna

Province : FC

City : Tredozio

Address : Via XX Settembre, 81

C.A.P. : 47019

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