Palazzo Guarienti
Palazzo Guarienti

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This imposing building was designed by one of the least-known Veronese architects of the 18th century…

A silent witness to history
after his death. The building has been council property for several decades and, now renovated, houses the town’s library in its vast rooms.

Proseguendo alla scoperta dei luoghi di rilievo artistico-culturale valeggiani, si giunge in via Antonio Murari, dove si troviamo Palazzo Guarienti, residenza di campagna dei marchesi Guarienti di Verona.

This imposing building was designed by one of the least-known Veronese architects of the 18th century, Piero Ceroni(1737-1802), who worked in Valeggio between 1770 and 1775. It was designed in strict neoclassical style, more sober than elegant. Very little is known of his projects and even less is known about his life.

On the front of the building, a plaque commemorates the evening of 30 May 1796, during the invasion of Italy, when Napoleon Bonaparterisked being captured by the Austrians who had suddenly arrived in the village after he had taken lodgings there. Another plaque commemoratesDon Giovanni Beltrame, a missionary, scholar and explorer, 100 years after his death.