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Trip Planner: Europe / Italy / Piedmont / Province of Cuneo / Bra / Museo Civico di Palazzo Traversa
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In a very well refurbished medieval building . Downtown residence of a prominent family of the town one can see the findings of the old Roman town of Pollentia. Interesting collection of glas...
In a very well refurbished medieval building . Downtown residence of a prominent family of the town one can see the findings of the old Roman town of Pollentia. Interesting collection of glas... more »
The Museum is open only on a Tuesday and a Thursday, between 15.00 and 18.00. The charming young lady on reception had no change, so I paid 10 Euro for three of us, instead of 9 Euro. She then locked.... more
The Museum is open only on a Tuesday and a Thursday, between 15.00 and 18.00. The charming young lady on reception had no change, so I paid 10 Euro for three of us, instead of 9 Euro. She then locked.... more »
Nice museum with local antiquities, from prehistoric times to the 19th century. The Palazzo itself that houses it is also beautiful. Whoever welcomes you also acts as a guide.
Nice and interesting museum, very knowledgeable and passionate guides. The only drawback ... it is not wheelchair accessible. I, who are in oxygen therapy, had to climb two floors of stairs, which was a bit tiring for me; if i had any walking problems i would not have been able to visit it because there is no lift.
the construction of the original nucleus of Palazzo Traversa dated around the middle of the 15th century, attributed to a branch of the noble and wealthy Malabaila family from Asti who moved to Bra; the Operti and the Albryos would succeed them. We find the first evidence of its existence in the engraving that reproduces the view of the city of Bra from the Theatrum Sabaudiae based on a design by Giovenale Boetto (1666); subsequent changes can be found in the documentation dating back to the following centuries, which becomes more and more consistent; in the land registers of 1760 and 1811 and in a map of the city of Bra from 1893, we note the expansion of the building on the north side and the addition of buildings leaning against the main body. At the end of the nineteenth century on the initiative of Don Giacomo Traversa, owner of the building that inherited the name from this family, a turret crowned with Guelph merlons adorned the corner of the surrounding wall; the construction of the balcony on the top floor of the surviving tower and then of its Guelph battlements dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1935 the Boglione family, then owner, donated the building to the Municipality of Bra with the proviso that it was used as a museum and for this purpose it underwent a radical restoration in the 1980s. The facade, facing west, retains its original appearance characterized by the brick facing on which the three orders of pointed mullioned windows open, surrounded by terracotta tiles on the first two floors and on the last by a white plaster frame, and underlined by string courses at the height of the windowsills; to the original portal, surmounted by a rectangular niche hosting a fresco of uncertain dating with the image of the Madonna, two more in Baroque style were added in the 19th century. On the southern façade there is a freshly painted sundial dating back to 1842; on the plaster of the tower you can see here and there the holes attributed to the blunderbusses of an enemy assault. On the eastern side the arcades overlook the internal courtyard; on the main floor there are large round arches plastered, while on the second on the brick columns rest shelves that support the wooden structures of the balcony on the top floor. The north elevation does not present particular elements of interest. Inside the building, the coffered ceilings in oak wood of the hall and an adjoining room stand out on the main floor, while in the hall on the second floor it is preserved on the top of the walls, on the sides where the coffered ceiling, a decorative band of leaves interspersed with the coats of arms of the Malabaila, Brizio and Passero families.
The museum is organized in the halls of Palazzo Traversa whose late Gothic origin dates back to the fifteenth century, are exhibited archaeological finds from the Roman city of Pollentia, works of art of considerable interest, local collectors of the area. I thank Dr. Giovanna Cravero for her availability, giving me the opportunity to get to know the beautiful city of Bra, Mrs. Daniela Surra, with whom I immediately got in tune, who guided me in the museum itinerary describing myself in great detail of details of the above, making me spend a very pleasant hour immersing myself in the past. FANTASTIC!
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