Villa Buri - Avanzi

Located in the village of Bure, Villa Buri Avanzi is representative of the traditions and history of the Valpolicella area.

During the Middle Ages, the villa belonged to the Abbey of San Zeno: it hten passed into the hands of the noteworthy De Buris family at the beginning of the XVIII century. The square ashlar tuff walls and the round arched windows visible from under the portico date from this period.

The villa’s most extraordinary historical-artistic heritage consists of a variety of thirteenth and fourteenth century fresco cycles, and in particular the fresco to be found on the wall of the first floor bedroom, with its geometrical patterns that follow the traditional styles of mock medieval tapestries. Further decorations appear on the inside wall of the fifteenth century loggia, around the mullioned windows and under the eaves, with a splendid frieze depicting plant life, ornaments of various kinds and beautifully represented putti musicians.

These works of art were commissioned by the noble Avanzi family who were owners of numerous properties in the valley; during the second half of the sixteenth century the family enhanced the complex with and impressive tower and a series of frescos, discovered during the restoration of the villa. Particularly beautiful is the so-called “camera delle delizie” (chamber of delights).

Saved from decay and oblivion, Villa Buri Avanzi now belongs to the Veronesi family.

You can see it only from outside.

Frazione di Bure, San Pietro in Cariano (VR).

: 045 7701102

For more info
: Iat Valpolicella, via Ingelheim 7 - 37029 San Pietro in Cariano (VR) - Telefono: 0457701920


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