The beauty of the frescoed frieze by Fermo Stella
The large Renaissance Palazzo was built by the wealthy Guicciardi family, originally from Ponte in Valtellina. The dwelling, currently divided into two properties, has been partially restructured. The restored interiors are evidence of the refined taste of those who lived there in the 16th century. The hall on the ground floor, with coffered ceiling, was frescoed by Fermo Stella with heraldic coats of arms and exquisite views. The adjacent room, on the other hand, is characterised by a marble fireplace adorned with sculptures and coats of arms of the Besta, Guicciardi and Gatti families. Present in the as yet unrestored wing are two well preserved stüe, typical rooms covered in Arolla pine wood and with a stove fitted. A curiosity: written words are visible on the wall of the façade of the Palazzo with sketches of knights in armour from the 17th century bearing the name Bellamira, which was once given to the road. This location, in fact, was chosen as the residence of the wealthiest families of Teglio due to its privileged position on the Orobie.