The seat: Casa Valiga

Casa Valiga is a small building with a Renaissance facade that contains architectural elements and valuable decorative solutions.
The plaster on the facade retains traces of a lozenge decoration.

The building, preceded by a very small cobbled courtyard, was the commercial and representative office of the nearby palace and probably belonged to a family of merchants.
In fact, in the hall on the main floor, two writings have been found whose translation (“Getting busy is the mother of riches” and “Its damage is your gain”) is a true ideological manifesto of the active mercantile bourgeoisie.

The frescoes that decorate the large "caminata" hall have a central decoration taken from Dante Alighieri's Canto 1 of Inferno and from Petrarch's Triumphs.

The painter's figurative language demonstrates that he draws carefully from the bibliographic sources available.

Today Casa Valiga is owned by the Mountain Community of Valle Camonica and, with its exhibition area and its workshops, it has become the official headquarters of the Borgo degli Artisti Association of Bienno, taking the second name of Casa degli Artisti ...

Here the members of the association gather, study, create and display the fruits of their passion with art exhibitions and presentations.

 

OPENING HOURS:

 

SUMMER TIME (from April 1st to October 31st)
From Monday 
to Friday

BOOKING ONLY

345 048 4986

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 12:00 am
3:00 - 6:00 pm 

 

WINTER TIME (from November 1st to March 31st)

From Monday
to Friday

BOOKING ONLY

345 048 4986

Saturday
and Sunday

10:00 - 12:00 am
3:00 - 5:00 pm

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