Only a family dynasty stretching over 1,000 years can build a home that transcends time.
The noble Pizzini family were landowners and silk merchants from Rovereto and Prague under the Austro–Hungarian Empire. In 1652 they received the “Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire” from the Emperor Frederic the Third.
Baron Pizzini settled in Italy. Brescia, Franciacorta and Timoline principally, because of his marriage with Floride Santi. However it was also due to his great skill in science, medicine, business, law and public administration.
The Baron and his wife built a new villa at the corner of the old 16th Century Lana villa.
Today there were two villas and a church and, in order to complete the quadrangle, Pizzini rebuilt an old series of solid buildings on the fourth side, which included a large winery.
When, in 1870, the Baron officially founded the company of “Barone Pizzini” it was merely the juridical consolidation of an already imposing and flourishing family wine business.
It is said that the main reason for founding the company was that he wanted to see his name on the labels of his wine and wanted everybody else to see it too.
His son, Edouardo, created the famous “horse rampant” of Ferrari.
He was an accomplished horseman and commander of the Cavalry School of Pinerolo, where the famous avaiator and his great friend Baracca was an instructor. A wit of the time said “Pizzini is the Ferrari of wine”!
The Legend of the “Prancing Horse” said that the General Francesco Baracca used to have one the Baron Pizzini’s horses and he wrote to him to keep him informed about the health of his horse.
In the bottom of the letter he always drew a prancing horse from which Enzo Ferrari took inspiration for his famous symbol.
In the heart of Franciacorta, in an enviable position not too far from the shores of Lake Iseo
and comprising a part of Sebino natural reserve
this historic castle is now converted into a residential palace.
The property consists of a villa of the XVth century (Villa Lana de’ Terzi)
and a historic villa dating back to XVIIIth century (Villa Pizzini)
a small church called “Santa Giulia”
a separate residence for guardians
there are a fountain, a garrita, paved paths and green gardens.
The complex of villas have finely decorated exteriors and interiors
The property, registered at the Register of Italian Historic Houses (ADSI), is completely fenced with high walls.
The park is just over 5 hectares or 12 acres and consist of forest, 460 olive trees, fields and farm land. There is a mill and horse stables.
Exquisite in every detail
This castle has an appeal to those seeking serenity
The very best of Italian history!