10 September 2014
hidden decorations back to light

From the first days of August we are working on the historical Collegio Borromeo, located in the center of Pavia, near the Ticino River. Founded in 1561 by San Carlo Borromeo, this building is one of the most impressive buildings of Mannerist period in Lombardy, designed by Pellegrino Tibaldi, described by Vasari "Palace of Wisdom" and quoted from Manzoni's "Promessi Sposi." 

The most interesting room is, without doubt, the hall of the frescoes, painted in 1603, with episodes from the life of St. Charles Borromeo.

Under these wonderful paintings, restored a few years ago, we are recovering a series of wall decorations, less dramatic impact but equally important and valuable. 
Work will continue in the coming months: we will recover, restore and retouch these parts of pictorial decoration still hidden.