The town of Bergamo is full of wonderful palaces. One of these is Palazzo Terzi.
Two marriages led to its building: the wedding of the Marquise Luigi Terzi with the young Paola Roncalli in 1631 and the one between the Marquise Gerolamo Terzi and Giulia Alessandri more one hundred years later.
During the first stage, the façade and the southern wing were built, while during the second one the opposite square was enlarged.
As you arrive in front of the entrance, the wonderful terraced garden organized on different levels will surely impress you: in fact, the view from here is incredible.
The interiors are no exception: the Mirrors Sitting Room, the Red Hall, the Hall of Honour are fantastic examples of the XVIII Century “Barocchetto” style. Moreover, in the middle of the ceiling of the Sala del Tiepolo, you can also admire a beautiful artwork ascribed to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
Even the great writer Hermann Hesse, who happened to see the Piazzetta Terzi in 1913, was so captivated by it that he said it was “one of the most beautiful corners of Italy, one of many little surprises and joys for which it is worth travelling”.Through the Palace’s portal “you could glimpse a courtyard with plants and a lantern; beyond it, two imposing statues and an elegant balustrade stand out, in a dream-like atmosphere, evoking the premonition of the infinite distance and vastness of the air above the Po Valley.”The Palace’s entrance door is usually open, enabling visitors to enjoy the stunning view of the Lower Town. However, don’t worry if you find it closed: you can peek through the big keyhole! Some of the most curious pictures of Bergamo have been taken in this way.