• Art & Culture

Ugo da Como Foundation

Set on the green morainic hills of Garda, in the heart of the village of Lonato, stands the monumental complex of the Foundation

Where
Lake Garda

Nestled on the green moraine hills of Lake Garda and the ancient borough of Lonato, the Ugo Da Como Foundation includes the proprierties of Brescia's Senator Ugo da Como (1869-1941), who destined his last home as a place for culture.

Starting in the late Twentieth century, the ancient municipality became the mayor's residence and it is nowadays an important testimony of bourgeois housing style and taste.

The house-museum he built is an eloquent example of collecting preferences of the time. 

The Ugo da Como Foundation offers suggestive guided tours among twenty completely furnished environments, including an extraordinary Library with abouth 52000 books. The rarest, most valuable ones are from the XII e il XIX century, this inculdes a well assorted colelction of drawings and prints, scrolls, various documents and 48 letters by poet Ugo Foscolo to his beloved Brescian countess Marzia Martinengo.

Ugo da Como commissioned a new, curious building in 1923 with the sole purpose of storing this precious book collection. 

It is possible to find during the visit examples of Brescia's school of painting: three frescos by Girolamo Romanino, a tablet by Paolo da Caylina the young, a painting by Luca Mombello and compositions by Giorgio Duranti, plus a rare work by Gaudenzio Botti.

The museum-house and Library are encircled by a lush garden that goes up to the castle, the Visconti-Venetian Fortress, considered by local strategists as a model fortification, praised even by Napoleon Bonaparte. A splendid sight of Lake Garda can be enjoyed from its imposing walls.

The Fortress hosts the Gustavo Adolfo Carlotto Ornithological Museum.

Take me here: Ugo da Como Foundation

Places

FORNACI ROMANE

Archaeological sites at Lonato del Garda
  • Art & Culture
FORNACI ROMANE
250 mt

CASA DEL PODESTÀ UGO DA COMO

Museums at Lonato del Garda
  • Art & Culture
CASA DEL PODESTÀ UGO DA COMO
250 mt

ROCCA VISCONTEO VENETA E MUSEO ORNITOLOGICO

  • Art & Culture
ROCCA VISCONTEO VENETA E MUSEO ORNITOLOGICO
250 mt

ABBAZIA DI MAGUZZANO

Churches at Lonato del Garda
  • Art & Culture
ABBAZIA DI MAGUZZANO
250 mt

PIEVE ROMANICA DI SAN ZENO

Churches at Lonato del Garda
  • Art & Culture
PIEVE ROMANICA DI SAN ZENO
250 mt

RAMBOTTI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Museums at Desenzano del Garda
  • Art & Culture
RAMBOTTI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
3.75 km

Palazzo Todeschini

Solemn building with fifteen arches, overlooking a characteristic port of Garda, is now an important venue for conferences
  • Lakes
Palazzo Todeschini and Porto Vecchio in Desenzano
3.75 km

Desenzano del Garda

Desenzano del Garda, a destination cherished by visitors alike in the Lake Garda. The old pier and the Castle with a panoramic view
  • Lakes
Desenzano del Garda
4.01 km

CATHEDRAL

Churches at Desenzano del Garda
  • Religious Tourism
CATHEDRAL
4.16 km

Desenzano Castle

The imposing Castle overlooks the nearby town of Desenzano and today is used for exhibitions, conventions and musical events.
  • Art & Culture
Desenzano Castle
4.17 km

Desenzano Roman Villa

The most important example in Northern Italy of the great late Roman villas
  • Lakes
Roman Villa Of Desenzano
4.17 km

Palazzo Callas Exhibitions

It is located in the central Piazza Carducci in the historic center of Sirmione. It offers an exhibition area of over 400 square meters
  • Lakes
Palazzo Callas Exhibitions
4.18 km

Palazzo Salvadego

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Salvadego
4.27 km

Rambotti Museum

Located in an area rich in Bronze Age testimonies, it offers a wide panorama of the prehistoric cultures of Garda
  • Lakes
Rambotti Museum
4.45 km

Arzaga Golf Club

On the Lake Garda hills, Arzaga Golf Club is a 15th century building that has been transformed into prestigious golf & spa resorts.
  • Golf
Arzaga Golf Club, Calvagese della Riviera (BS)
5.54 km

VILLA BARBIERI

Dwellings at Padenghe sul Garda
  • Art & Culture
VILLA BARBIERI
5.61 km

PADENGHE CASTLE

Castles at Padenghe sul Garda
  • Art & Culture
PADENGHE CASTLE
5.62 km

SOIANO CASTLE

Castles at Soiano del Lago
  • Art & Culture
SOIANO CASTLE
7.6 km

PARISH CHURCH

Churches at Soiano del Lago
  • Art & Culture
PARISH CHURCH
7.6 km

SAN CARLO CHURCH

Churches at Soiano del Lago
  • Art & Culture
SAN CARLO CHURCH
7.6 km

Activities

Stelle del Gusto - il Galà del Solstizio d'Estate

  • Food & Wine
Stelle del Gusto - il Galà del Solstizio d'Estate
2.98 km

Where to sleep

LA ROCCA DEL GARDA

LA ROCCA DEL GARDA
45 mt

LA PERGOLA DI SANT'ANTONIO

LA PERGOLA DI SANT'ANTONIO
122 mt

AL CORLO

AL CORLO
368 mt

AMERIGHI GIANFRANCO

AMERIGHI GIANFRANCO
376 mt

BELFIORE

BELFIORE
379 mt

CASA GERARDI

CASA GERARDI
379 mt

IAMHOLIDAY LONATO 3

IAMHOLIDAY LONATO 3
489 mt

IL GALLO MORO

IL GALLO MORO
489 mt

AL DUOMO

AL DUOMO
489 mt

COLOMBRARO ALDO

COLOMBRARO ALDO
515 mt

AL NUOVO LONATINO

AL NUOVO LONATINO
541 mt

LE DUE PIGNE 1 - COMINELLI MARICA

LE DUE PIGNE 1 - COMINELLI MARICA
594 mt

SORAPERRA MICHELINA

SORAPERRA MICHELINA
598 mt

MAGNAGHI GAMBI FAUSTA

MAGNAGHI GAMBI FAUSTA
693 mt

GIULIANI MARIO

GIULIANI MARIO
770 mt

VITELLO MICHELE

VITELLO MICHELE
770 mt

IL FILATOIO

IL FILATOIO
814 mt

VILLA LE TERRAZZE FIORITE

VILLA LE TERRAZZE FIORITE
832 mt

VILLA GARDEN

VILLA GARDEN
832 mt

CASA CATERINA

CASA CATERINA
919 mt