Eighteenth-century palace in Montichiari
Walking through our front door is like wandering into a small oasis. Frescoes and ancient marble tell the story of what has made this mansion the enchanting hotel it is today.
By now we are used to it, we feel this place so much our own that its every hidden beauty for us is known, familiar, feels like home. Yet, to see our guests in awe as soon as they cross the doorway is always a pleasure for us.
Arriving at Palazzo Novello is like opening a history book. Not everyone expects it: someone may have found us by chance and chosen us because of the strategic location of our hotel, someone else instead expects an ordinary hotel, like so many already seen.
However, Palazzo Novello is a rare gem and we are proud to be able to share it with you.
A palace with nearly four hundred years of history
Walking through its narrow streets is like taking a trip back in time.
Between the old stores and the bend before the small church, stands Palazzo Pilati, now Palazzo Novello, one of the most prestigious residences in this area. Built as a modest rural dwelling in the first half of the 17th century, it was then gradually transformed into an aristocratic residence over the next century by the Guerrini Family and then the Pilati Family.
The Pilati family's crest featured a gold lily in a blue field between two silver rakes. It was the Pilati who carried on the development of the building, which externally appears with a long and austere façade.
Between frescoes and stone pillars
Attributed to the Brescian architect Gaspare Turbini, the space that features the grand staircase is embellished with stucco pilasters with capitals and a wooden ceiling centered on the central ramp, delimited by an elegant stone balustrade, leading to the base of a large fresco depicting the struggle of Hercules with the Nemean lion.
Looking up, you will be able to appreciate the well-preserved fresco, in which a tired old Hercules, supported by a winged figure and without his mythical club, is welcomed by Jupiter into Olympus.
Moreover, on the main floor you will have the opportunity to visit the Sala d'Onore (Hall of Honor) with the remains of its frescoes, bordered by a faux marble plinth and candelabra.
During the Risorgimento period, the Brescian hero Tito Speri also stayed here, invited by his guardian Giuseppe Pilati.
Who will welcome you to the Palazzo?
I don't put myself in their suitcase or even sneak up on them: let's say I try to put myself in their shoes.
I try to understand what they are looking for and what their tastes are, in order to be able to shape, together with them, a tailor-made stay, even if only to decide where to go for dinner.
I share, that's what I do.
I share what I know and what I have experienced about the places around me, my cultural experiences and my knowledge of local food and wine. And, from time to time, I like to see if everything worked out right, so that the next advice will be even better!
If you already want some general indications of what I might suggest you do when you are here, I have prepared for you the list of the 15 things not to miss
I unconditionally love the details that convey peace of mind.
Can you imagine a pragmatic person with her head in the clouds? Can't you?
That's me!!! I am always looking for new sources of inspiration to create unique moments for guests with a hint of magic and a touch of sweetness. I think up and immediately implement, because seeing the effect of my ideas excites me.
I love organizing events here at the Palazzo, especially romantic ones like weddings, where all my ideas and fantasies take shape and bring your most beautiful memories to life.
I try to catch all these details and moments to share them with you on social media, with the desire to convey the beauty of these instants as much as possible.
By the way, would you like to share your shots taken at the Palazzo with us on Instagram? Use the hashtag #palazzonovello
I'll be waiting for you!
And that is how from traveling by reading, I ended up traveling by welcoming guests from all over the world every day!
I love to be told the wide range of stories about your day in the surrounding area. This allows me to try to get to know you better, while in turn I do my best to amaze you with some trivia about the Palazzo, making you travel back in time. Of course, I also love giving you some suggestions about what to do and see nearby.
By the way, I almost forgot! I do all this with a smile on my face, always ready to take care of you!