Typical #12 (maybe, I lost track….)

17 Oct

If you wanna know more about the place where I live, you might want to take a look here (take your time, it’s long….). Today I want to introduce you to a building I walk by often when I’m going home back from work in the evening, Palazzo Tirelli.

The palace of the Marquis Tirelli is one of the few remaining examples of palaces and manors of the first Renaissance with Lombard influence.

The Tirelli family originates from Desenzano (Lake of Garda), where in the sixteenth century was one of the noble families of the city. At the end of the century, Ferrante II, Duke of Guastalla, invited Giambattista Tirelli into his home with promises of citizenship and privileges. A century later, January 27, 1696, Giulio Tirelli and his legitimate descendants were created Marquis by Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro for services rendered to the Court and to the public welfare. Francesco Tirelli in 1800, for his marriage to the Marchioness Barbara Malaspina Olivola, moved to Parma, where in 1816 covered the office of Chamberlain of the Court of Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma and in 1825 he became an honorary member of government, while his wife was Lady-in-waiting at the Duchess Court.

 The palace was for centuries the residence of noble families. Since the XIV century it belonged to the Counts Bajardi, while in the seventeenth century the family was replaced by a branch of the Counts Garimberti, and after that, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, the palace came into the possession of the Marquis Tirelli. The heirs are still the owners of the upper floors of the building, thus the palace is not open the public. His 15th century façade stretches as a warm tapestry in the setting sun and the terracotta stucco around the windows are reminiscent of precious late gothic. The two large windows, 1st floors, almost intact, are arched and adorned by a high sills that sustain pilasters topped by a triangular tympanum: their fine carving of Lombard roots makes them ones of the most beautiful windows in Parma.

The semicircle of the entrance is adorned with lupines, while the entrance hall has a vault with 15th century decorations with racemes on a white background, where is inserted the christological symbol of St Bernardino.

(P.S. mind you, I entered a private place at my own risk to take the photos of the vault, and the concierge allowed me just because I was quick and …..yes, my smile IS charming………..)


Posted by on October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized



2 responses to “Typical #12 (maybe, I lost track….)

  1. Gattina

    October 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Very beautiful ! As for the moment I am in the South of France the architecture is very similar !

  2. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti

    October 26, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Your home town has such a deep and wonderful history, Gracie. Everywhere you walk is beautiful.


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