Vicedomini Cavezzi Palace

During the fifteenth century some residential buildings of nobility arose in the centre of Montecchio, among them Vicedomini Cavezzi Palace, located at the end of a medieval neighborhood.

Address and contacts

Via Veneto - 42027 Montecchio Emilia
Phones 0039 0522 861861 - 861864 - Library
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How to get there

Montecchio Emilia

By car
From Reggio Emilia take the Provincial road to Montecchio.

By train
From the train station of Reggio Emilia, TPER train Reggio-Ciano d'Enza up to Barco then  bus n. 94

By bus
From Piazzale Europa bus n.94

Historical notes

It was subsequently owned by Cavezzi family, then in the nineteenth century, by Pampari and Cantoni families.

The palace has been owned by the Municipality of Montecchio Emilia since 1983.
The palace is the best preserved of the old town: its uniqueness stems from the fact that the owners, especially those of recent generations have never made changes to the original.
The building belongs to the type of "court houses"; in origin it had a larger number of rooms, and now it has two floors and an attic, which open onto a porch and a small inner courtyard; the present appearance dates from the late eighteenth century.
The gallery on three levels, has sandstone columns with Corinthian capitals and central decorations, it is the element that helps to elevate the tone of the building, giving it a unique architectural value. It was added to the original building, probably in the sixteenth century.

The main staircase connects the inner courtyard to the first floor. The "Main Floor" is characterized by the succession of the interior, all rooms being connected directly without aisles, all along the building. The three dining-rooms have different decorations on plaster of the nineteenth century, they represent some of the most typical topics of that time (still life, floral and geometric patterns, false marbles, vases with flowers) and some pieces of furniture (fireplaces, canopy curtains for the windows) .
Historically, Palazzo Vicedomini Cavezzi was a meeting point of "Carbonari" movement, and of the sect "Sublime Perfect Masters" which had some very famous members, such as Antonio Pampari, Giovanni and Giuditta Sidoli. Contacts between Giuditta Sidoli and Mazzini suggest that preparatory meetings of the uprisings of 1821 against the Duke Francesco IV d'Este took place even at this residence.