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Vertemate Franchi Palace

One of the most beautiful 16th-century residences in Lombardy

Prosto di Piuro

A Renaissance Noble Palace Near Chiavenna

Not far from Madesimo, just outside Chiavenna, lies one of the most important architectural and artistic attractions in the province of Sondrio: Palazzo Vertemate Franchi. This 16th-century Alpine mansion is one of the most beautiful and prestigious historical residences in Lombardy: built during the Renaissance period, it was continuously inhabited for centuries by the noble Vertemate family and today is a museum site of great interest.

The Palazzo Vertemate complex includes the building, which houses artistic treasures such as frescoes, wooden works, and original historical furnishings, a garden-orchard, and a vineyard cultivated for the production of Vino Passito Vertemate. This mansion, located on the road to Madesimo, is definitely worth visiting to add a touch of culture to a mountain holiday.

Via del Palazzo Vertemate, 35 - 23020 Piuro (SO)
opening info

From March 25 to November 1: every day (except non-holiday Wednesdays)

Guided tours only: 10:00 am – 11:00 am – 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Booking is highly recommended.
Open by appointment for groups, even outside regular hours. For groups of more than 15 participants, booking a private guide tour is mandatory.


booking info

To book a visit to Palazzo Vertemate Franchi, contact the Valchiavenna Tourist Consortium:
Tel: +39 0343 37485


Full ticket: € 8,00

Reduced ticket: € 6,00

  • students;
  • organized groups with a private guide;
  • visitors over 60 years of age;
  • FAI, TCI, Camper Life Assoc. Producers of Campers and Caravans, and Bagatti Valsecchi Museum members;
  • journalists with a valid ODG card;
  • teachers with suitable certification;
  • organized groups of disabled people with appropriate certification and one companion.


Reduced ticket: € 5,00

  • School groups with a private guide booking.


Free entrance:

  • children up to 6 years old;
  • companion(s) of organized groups with a private guide; one companion for every 20 people;
  • single disabled person with appropriate certification and one companion;
  • primary and lower secondary school students attending schools in the municipality of Chiavenna.