Correggio Art Home

The Correggio Home was rebuilt in 1754-55 in the same area where was the original home of the Allegri family.

Address and contacts

Via Borgovecchio, 39 - 42015 Correggio
Phone 0039 0522 732072 - Correggio Art Home
direzione@correggioarthome.it
Correggio Art Home

Opening times

From mid March to mid October
from Tuesday to Sunday 09:30 - 12:30 a.m. and 03:00 - 06:00 p.m.

From mid October to mid March
from Tuesday to Sunday 09:30 - 12:30 a.m., on  Wednsday, Saturday and Sunday also 03:00 - 06:00 p.m.

Weekly closure Monday

 

How to get there

Correggio

By car
Driving along the A22 Modena-Brennero motorway, exiting at the Carpi tollbooth and following the directions for Correggio (then following the SS468 towards the south);
using the A1 Milan - Bologna motorway, exiting at the Reggio Emilia tollbooth and following the signs for Carpi-Correggio (taking the SS468 in a northerly direction).

By train
The closer railway station to Correggio are Reggio Emilia (about 20 km) and Carpi (about 7 Km)

By bus
From Piazzale Europa - Reggio Emilia, bus n. 43 or 82

Historical notes

The current building was constructed in 1775 by order of Francesco Contarelli on the site of the original home of the painter Antonio Allegri, known as Correggio (1489-1534). The original dwelling was probably a small porticoed house with just a few rooms, without an inner courtyard, and with the ground floor used as a workshop and service areas and the first floor for living quarters. The house was aligned with the other houses facing the western wall according to the type which is still in part conserved in certain dwellings on the same street. Neglected for a long time, the house was recovered to local historical memory when an inscription written by the historian Setti in 1811 was placed on the façade and later a stucco medallion with Correggio’s face, a work by Eusebio Casalgrandi. Another memorial stone of 1852 and the pillar in the centre of the courtyard erected in 1880 holding an inscription by Prospero Viani commemorate the later restoration works on the building.