About

The park

A seven-hectare park with wide open spaces, centuries-old trees, rose gardens, an antique gazebo and a swimming pool allows the visitor to experience different perspectives and emotions.

the chapel

A small and delightful consecrated chapel within the park can be used for religious ceremonies.

interiors

The harmonious division of interior creates different inner spaces options that allows the visitor to experience differet settings for event organisations: sothisticated intimate dinners, concerts, conferences and photo shootings.

location

La Paleotta is 15 minutes from the centre of the medieval city of Bologna. It can be easily reached by car and has ample parking.

Gallery

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ELEGANCE

main entrance
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BEAUTY

loggia
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HARMONY

exterior
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TRADITION

terrace
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GRACE

garden
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CHARM

pond
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NOBILITY

hall
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ENCHANTMENT

music room
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INTERIORS

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INTERIORS

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INTERIORS

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INTERIORS

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EMOTIONS

chapel
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NATURE

gazebo
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BEAUTY

living room

History

La Paleotta - A.D. 1560

Built by Annibale Paleotti (grandson of the Cardinal who was the support in Bologna of the Counter-Reformation) towards the end of the 1500s and then decorated during the XVII Century, it is still one of the few villas in Emilia Romagna that remained totally intact and preserved.

The architect of La Paleotta left us a truly extraordinary essay of a sixteenth-century space. Of the many villas built in the second half of XVI century, La Paleotta is one of the few to preserve its former glory. His frescoes relating to various artists including the Brizio, the Dentone, and Colonna and Domenico degli Ambrogi still appear completely intact today.

But it is in the rooms of the first raised floor that we find the most unique decorations through the work of a personality that is as imaginative and full of inventiveness. In one room are frescoed episodes dedicated to the killing of the wild boar and the subsequent processing of its meats, follows the fishing room with the capture of an unlikely whale (never seen by the author and imagined with teeth from a shark) and other rooms in which various hunting techniques with nets, dogs and firearms are narrated.

fresco
La Paleotta
fresco

Fresco from the interiors - bedroom - representing the 'Villa' at the XVII century, testimony of the prefect conservation.

antique plan
La Paleotta
antique plan

XVIII century drawing representing the 'Villa' in his internal spaces. Peculiar geometries and simmetries give singular and unique volumes perspective.

coffered ceiling
La Paleotta
coffered ceiling

The 'Villa' is completely decorated with amazing frescos, not only inspired by real life (hunting and fishing) but also exploring the world of fantasy.

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Our location

La Paleotta is located 15 minutes by car from Bologna Centrale railway station, for any information you may need please contact us.

40100 - Bologna +39 - info@lapaleotta.com