Museo Bagatti Valsecchi
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Museo Bagatti Valsecchi information
Lonely Planet review
Though born a few centuries too late, the Bagatti Valsecchi brothers, Fausto and Giuseppe, were determined to be Renaissance men, and from 1878 to 1887 they built their home as a living museum of the Quattrocento. Decorated after the style of the ducal palaces in Mantua, the apartments are full of Renaissance furnishings, ceiling friezes, tapestries and paintings. Even the period stone bath was discreetly retrofitted for running water, a modernisation of their own era.