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31 January 2023

Heritage conservation makes culture shine

Heritage conservation makes culture shine

On Isola Bella, work is continuing in the museum rooms of Palazzo Borromeo as part of the cyclical restoration of the cultural heritage, in anticipation of spring and the reopening of the Terre Borromeo destinations on Lake Maggiore, scheduled for 16 March.

These works, which are carried out every year when the cultural sites are closed to the public, ensure that the artistic treasures and architectural elements are preserved from the effects of time and continue to be displayed in all their splendour to a public from all over the world. The Borromeo family’s close focus on these tasks takes the form of constant monitoring of the state of the works and in the scheduled cleaning and repairs.

In the Sala delle Medaglie (Medals Room), for example, precious and antique furnishings and decorations are currently being meticulously cleaned. These include the French opaline glass dessert service in the centre of the room and the carved and gold and blue-painted wooden decorations on the walls. The original brightness of the gold leaf and turquoise colour is thus restored by the cleaning of the surfaces and decorations.

In the Sala del Trono (Throne Room), the floor is being worked on, with the family coat of arms from 1857-58 reproduced in mosaic in the centre. This room, considered a true museum of Baroque art, was used for audiences. The monumental eighteenth-century carved and gilded wooden throne, surmounted by an embroidered silk canopy, gives the room its name. A curiosity? Maria d’Adda Borromeo bought it on the art market in Venice.

Descending into the grottoes, designed at the level of the lake as a place of retreat in which to find some cool air, we find another important work in progress. We are in the fifth of the six rooms, the largest, supported by four pillars covered with mosaics and black marble slabs. The walls and roof are richly decorated with sea gods, turtles, shells and polychrome incrustations of mirrors in different types of marble, created by a team of plasterers in 1690.

The maintenance of such a fragile and delicate space involves the removal of crumbling surface deposits and soluble stains through careful washing. Pebbles are also reapplied and the surface is given a protective treatment. Thanks to this work, the colours are restored to their original splendour and the setting is protected from the wear and tear caused by the numerous tourists and the climatic conditions of the area.

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Esplora i siti museali di Terre Borromeo con un tour guidato.
Acquista l’audioguida al link in bio e preparati ad un’avventura indimenticabile tra arte, natura e cultura. 

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Explore Terre Borromeo's museum sites with a guided tour.
Purchase the audio guide at the link in bio and get ready for an unforgettable adventure among art, nature and culture.

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Sabato 16 marzo riaprono tutte le location di Terre Borromeo. Clicca sul link in bio per prenotare l'ingresso alle singole location o scegli una combo:

- Isola Bella + Isola Madre
- Isola Bella + Rocca di Angera + Parco Pallavicino
- Isola Bella + Isola Madre + Parco Pallavicino
- Isola Bella + Isola Madre + Rocca di Angera
- Isola Madre + Rocca di Angera + Parco Pallavicino

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Saturday, March 16th, all Terre Borromeo locations will reopen. Click the link in the bio to book the tickets to individual locations or choose a combo:

- Isola Bella + Isola Madre
- Isola Bella + Rocca di Angera + Parco Pallavicino
- Isola Bella + Isola Madre + Parco Pallavicino
- Isola Bella + Isola Madre + Rocca di Angera
- Isola Madre + Rocca di Angera + Parco Pallavicino

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Tra le pagine di questi volumi si celano commenti, appunti e disegni, talvolta legati semplicemente alle variazioni climatiche e talvolta ad avvenimenti epocali. Nel fondo Calendari sono ad esempio raccolti i “Giornali con le ferie”, i Lunari, svariati “Palmaverde”, i celebri almanacchi del regno Sardo.

A quale anno pensi si riferisca il calendario nella foto?

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Within the pages of these volumes are hidden comments, notes and drawings, sometimes simply related to climatic variations and sometimes to momentous events. For example, in the Calendars fund are collected "Giornali con le ferie", Lunari, several "Palmaverde", the famous almanacs of the Sardinian kingdom.

Which year do you think the calendar in the picture refers to?

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Segna la data sul calendario 📌

Sabato 16 marzo le location di Terre Borromeo apriranno le porte ad una nuova stagione piena di emozioni.
Attendiamo che l’inverno si dissolva per accoglierti a Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Rocca di Angera e Parco Pallavicino!

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 Mark the date on your calendar 📌

On Saturday, March 16, Terre Borromeo locations will open their doors to a new season full of excitement.
Waiting for winter to fade away to welcome you to Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Rocca di Angera and Parco Pallavicino!

Video credits: @juliamachnik 

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Esploriamo insieme la sala più celebre della Rocca di Angera!

La Sala della Giustizia svela un tesoro di affreschi su tre lati e sulle volte, che si presentano ricoperte da un ricco decoro a motivi geometrici dai colori brillanti.

Il ciclo di affreschi sulle pareti, considerato tra i più ricchi e complessi della pittura medioevale italiana, narra le epiche imprese di Ottone Visconti, ispirate al poemetto Liber gestis in civitate Mediolani.

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Let's explore the most famous and spectacular room of the Rocca di Angera! 

The Hall of Justice unveils a treasure trove of frescoes on three sides and on the vaults, which are covered in richly decorated geometric patterns in brilliant colors.

The cycle of frescoes on the walls, considered among the richest and most complex in medieval Italian painting, narrates the epic exploits of Ottone Visconti, inspired by the poem Liber gestis in civitate Mediolani.

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Un impegno che unisce passione e precisione. La pulizia dei finimenti equestri nelle grotte di Palazzo Borromeo ci permette di mantenere intatto ogni dettaglio, preservandolo con cura.

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A commitment that combines passion and precision. Cleaning equestrian harnesses in the caves of the Borromeo Palace allows us to keep every detail intact, carefully preserving them.

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Viaggiamo indietro nel tempo con uno sguardo al Lago Maggiore, catturando l'essenza senza tempo di un'Isola Bella in bianco e nero.

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Let's travel back in time with a look at Lake Maggiore, capturing the timeless essence of an Isola Bella in black and white.

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