Museum of the Neoclassical Age in Romagna at Palazzo Milzetti

Faenza - Via Tonducci, 15

Museum of the Neoclassical Age in Romagna at Palazzo Milzetti


Entry price: € 4.00
Reduced: 2 €. Free: up to 18 years and over 65 years.


Always open
Monday to Saturday and weekday holidays: 8:30 to 18:30 Sunday: 12.30-18,30. For groups reservation is recommended


Telephone: +39 0546 26493
FAX: +39 0546 21015


Count Nicola Milzetti gave the go-ahead for construction works in 1792, using the services of the architect Giuseppe Pistocchi from Faenza. His son Francesco carried on with the works assigning them to the architect Giovanni Antonio Antolini from Castel Bolognese and to the painter FeliceGiani, who performed the beautiful decorations with the help of the members of his workshop by working in the palace until 1805.


On the ground floor visitors can see the rooms in which Count Francesco Milzetti lived and the library, with its simple and functional elegance. Then we move on to the famous oval vestibule leading to the bathroom, one of the masterpieces by the famous artist Felice Giani which is inspired by the decorations of Ercolano. Finally the dining room with two long walls moved by apses and decorated with motifs such as a grape leaf and an acorn. Access to the first floor is via the large simple stairway that leads to the majestic Octagonal room, or the Temple of Apollo. There is the celebration room or the "Galleria di Achille”, a room with a lowered vault where a continuous decoration of wonderful lightness and brightness covers every surface. To the left of the Galleria di Achille is a guest room with fireplace.

After is the bedroom for the bride and groom dedicated to the story of the return of Ulysses and the happiness of Penelope: this room also has 1800’s silks on the walls with a suggestive nocturnal motif.


Source: local Staff Terre di Faenza


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