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The History

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The Camozzini Building is located near the old Roman Cardus road, which dates back to Roman Verona in 1st century AD.

Nowadays in the building’s basement the typical large stone blocks from Roman construction can still be seen.

These blocks were often reutilized during medieval construction, and the remains of a medieval open porch can be seen today from the internal courtyard of the building.

The present façade is from the 16th century in a sober classical style, with architectural lines in perfect harmony.

The lower parts of the large windows on the ground floor are of particular interest, with a ledge which is not very diffuse in architecture of the time and in Verona can only be seen used on the Muselli building (Banca d’Italia) in Cavour Avenue (Corso Cavour).

Two bright Portals or Arches with ornate keystones of masks enhance the façade at the “Piano Nobile” level.

After the fall of Napoleon, Giuseppe Camozzini became owner of the building, previously owned by Count Gherardini, and completely renovated the interior to what was the current “Empire” style.

The renovation was however not destructive. It was limited to the replastering of the walls and the covering of the ceiling beams with a false ceiling in reed and plaster also called “arelle” in local dialect.

The building’s decoration is styled on Classical Roman, and all of the characters represented in the frescoes are Gods or Heroes from mythology.

Within the Archway on the end wall of the hall, in the “Trompe l’oeil” style (false perspective) is the only polychromatic image in the hall, representing a large Palladian Villa behind a triumphal arch.

Worth noting is also the “Room of the statues”, a charming sitting room decorated with a kind of plaster panelling to create real niches within the walls. These niches each contain small statues again of mythological characters created in full relief.