Grandi Giardini Italiani Srl

c/o Villa Erba
Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
22012 Cernobbio (COMO)

© Archivio Grandi Giardini Italiani

© Archivio Grandi Giardini Italiani

© Archivio Grandi Giardini Italiani


Villa Valmy


Giardino storico
Pet Friendly
Ville di Delizia
Wheelchair accessible


The park of Villa Valmy recalls the extraordinary ceiling in the villa's great saloon.
Outside there are ancient trees and a serene park, a setting for the romantic loves of Napoleonic generals with a Stendhalian allure. Inside there is the great saloon with the ceiling probably frescoed by Vincenzo Martinelli, where mythical figures, dragons and satyrs enjoy their immortality immersed in the benign natural setting.
The villa and park belonged to the Lambertini family, which included Benedict XIV, a great pope from Bologna, like Gregory XIII. After various vicissitudes it passed to the descendants of the French general François Christophe de Kellermann, whom Napoleon made Duke of Valmy.

The large park that extends to the east and west of the building contains numerous tall trees of ancient growth, including majestic oaks and magnolias, huge cedars and horse chestnuts, refined elms, various species of ash and camellias (both japonica and sasanqua), as well as a wonderful specimen of the Japanese pagoda tree (Sophora japonica). The elegant drives are flanked by green lily of the valley and as you advance along them you see refined recesses with ancient stone statues and a pond decorated with the statue of a slender swimmer. You can also observe and enjoy a rich and fragrant collection of arches covered with roses of different types and colours, and other species of flowers.
Villa Valmy and the adjoining park are a valuable example of an eighteenth-century residence in Bologna. Since 1998 it has been listed for its historical, artistic and architectural interest by the Superintendency for the Environmental and Architectural Heritage of Emilia.

How to get here

The Guglielmo Marconi Airport is the closest and it is 10 km from the centre of Bologna and is connected to Bologna Centrale Station via the Marconi Express.

By train
Bologna Centrale railway station is connected to the main Italian cities by trains of the FS Italiane and Italo Treno NTV lines. From here continue by regional train in the direction of Porretta Terme and get off at the first stop Borgo Panigale. Continue on foot or by taxi for approximately 2 km.

By car
A1 Milano-Napoli exit Bologna-Borgo Panigale towards Bologna/Borgo Panigale/Tangenziale/Bologna Centro/Bologna Airport. Keep right at the fork and continue towards Via Persicetana/Strada Provinciale di Crevalcore/SP568. Continue on Via Persicetana for approximately 3 km to your destination.
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