Correggio Art Home

The Correggio Home was rebuilt in 1754-55 in the same area where was the original home of the Allegri family. T
via Borgovecchio, 39

42015 Correggio

The Correggio Home hosts several associations, including the local tourist office.

The building also hosts the Correggio Art Home : documentation- and study centre dedicated to the life and works of Correggio-born painter Antonio Allegri.

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.




How to get there:

A1 motorway, Modena nord exit. A22 motorway, Carpi exit: 5 km.
The home is located in the Borgovecchio quarter, easy to reach on foot from the porticoes of Corso Mazzini, taking the first street on the left after the town hall building.
Alternative route: At the beginning of Corso Mazzini, take Via Carlo V and then the first turning on the left – Via Borgovecchio

Opening Periods
from mid march to mid october : from tuesday to sunday 9.30-12.30 a.m. and 3.00-6.00 p.m.

from mid october to mid march: from tuesday to sunday 9.30-12.30 a.m., on  wednsday, saturday and sunday also 3.00-6.00 p.m.

Weekly closure
on monday