Located at the gates of Bologna, surrounded by a 27 hectares park, this gorgeous
Villa built in 1578, opened the “Golden Ages” of Bolognese Villas, which ran until
The Villa is noted as the last project of the famous architect, Jacopo Barozzi
“Il Vignola” and today it still has remained a place in which you can experience
the ideas of the 1500’s protagonist.
Today Villa Cicogna has revived its antique splendor in the 11 luxurious rooms
with wall and ceiling frescos, recreating the glitz and glamour of the past with
the comforts and refinement of modern items.
Villa Cicogna, is the ideal location for weddings, gran gala dinners, parties
and exclusive events, thanks to the excellent catering service, and the outdoor
The wonderful Villa Cicogna dates back to 1500. Designed by the famous architect
Jacopo Barozzi, called “Il Vignola”, the Villa was ordered by Giacomo dei Principi
Boncompagni, the illegitimate son of Ugo Boncompagni who become Pope in 1572 with
the name of Gregorio XIII.
“Il Vignola” died in 1573 before finishing his work that could not be officially
listed among his masterpieces.
In 1700 Princes Colonna and Pepoli became the owners of Villa Cicogna. In 1743
Sicinio Pepoli ordered the decoration to important painters Carlo Lodi and Antonio
Rossi who together with the cooperation of Giuseppe Buratti and Tertulliano Tarroni
fulfilled 40 beautiful paintings on the Villa’s walls.
The 40 frescos represent: The Bibilical history (having Moses as protagonist),
the myth (whose history was inspired by the Telèmaque di Fenelon); the military
events (representing the war conflicts in Europe during that period).
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