history of the VILLA

At Villa Sizzo de Noris you can live a unique experience in a fascinating journey back in time. Once through the entrance portal, you can recognize the multiple architectural styles that make this ancient mansion unique. 

The horseshoe-shaped building consists of a central body and two side wings.

Look for the building that dates back to the late 15th century. It has a medieval façade, enriched by a pair of Venetian mullioned windows and a plaque with Dante's verses from the Divine Comedy. There are several panels on the facade, including the coat of arms of the Perotti family, with a pear tree surmounted by two stars, and the lion of Saint Mark.
Middle ages
The façade with Gothic two-lobed mullioned windows and Dante's inscription from The Divine Comedy, which mentions the Sizzo family name, with probable Tuscan origins.
Paradiso, Canto XVI, versi 106-108
the coat of arms
Look for the ancient noble family coat of arms that stands out in various parts of the complex. It is divided into quarters representing two opposing eagles and two boats ready to set sail. It is surmounted by a crown symbolizing the noble title of counts granted in 1654 by Emperor Ferdinand III and Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in 1774.
1600 -1700
Highest political prestige
 In the 17th century, the Sizzo counts elected it as their summer residence. But it was in the next century  that it became a true stately home. Enlarged and embellished in its furnishings, with large rooms finely decorated and warmed by large marble fireplaces. Everything reflected the political prestige of Cristoforo Sizzo, elected Prince-Bishop of Trento (1706-1776).
19th century
The neoclassical loggia
Walking around, one cannot fail to be struck by the splendid neoclassical loggia designed in the second half of the 19th century by Francesco Ranzi. On the rooftop, artistic chimneys, four statues depicting the seasons and flamed cymas soar towards the sky. On the first floor, rooms frescoed with geometric and floral motifs, Empire-style doors and imposing ceramic stoves recreate the original 19th-century atmosphere.
 the cornice
The loggia is embellished with a cornice decorated with the oldest family coat of arms painted in the center. A black eagle stands out against a purple band. There are also oval-shaped openings with stone frames and leaf decorations on the sides. The ceiling is also finely decorated with geometric-type paintings.

Ancient 19th-century cadastral maps, dating from the Napoleonic (1814) and Habsburg (1860s) periods, are reliable witnesses to the villa's long history.

the garden

the ancient tranquillity of the park

The most romantic part of the villa was created by Countess Marianna Sizzo in 1823. With great taste, she designed the lush garden that mixes romantic and Italian styles. Relaxing in the coolness of the park with century-old trees, you can reach the belvedere. From here linger and admire the sweeping view of the Adige Valley and the city of Trento.  Observe the trees: the Cedar of Lebanon, the Acacia of Japan, and the palm trees, they all have a romantic style.

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The Italian garden is an enchanted place. It winds along box hedges and gravel paths, a circular fountain and is dotted with statues and water sources. The statues depict three figures from classical mythology: Bacchus, which relates to the cultivation of vines; Diana, goddess of hunting, important for harvests; and finally Venus, the model of beauty. The choice reflected the passions and vocations of the family.  Well-placed stone seats invite you to rest while admiring the delightful landscape.
a romantic chalet

The Romantic mountain chalet, whose architecture recalls a Swiss chalet, was fashionable at the time. The attic is adorned with typical Alpine motifs reminiscent of half-timbered houses, typical of central Europe. Originally it was a winter greenhouse, with wide, light-filled windows set to the southeast, where exotic palnts were kept in winter. Look at the trees: the Cedar from Lebanon, the Acacia from Japan, and palm trees, all of which are romantic in style.

the ChAPEL
On the ground floor, descending a few steps you reach a small chapel, with sacristy. The atmosphere is intimate, with a barrel ceiling, Venetian style floor, and a marble altar with polychrome geometric decorations. On the wall, a stucco oval with the figure of Pietro Antonio Perotti kneeling in prayer stands out.  
The 18th-century style facade, created in the early 1900s, joins the buildings. The front door is guarded by a pair of marble lions and lit by two wrought-iron lanterns.
the last period
the renovation
Conservative restoration
Several restorations have restored this ancient mansion to its original splendor. Skillfully combining ancient and modern, art and design, over the years the Venetian floor, the wall decorations, the Empire-style doors, the larch plank and stone slab flooring, and terracotta tiles in the loggia have been recovered.