Borgo del XV Sec.

Trattativa Riservata

Viano, Reggio Emilia


Building history

It is said that this property is the oldest of the whole complex of the town of Viano. This charming town in the province of Reggio Emilia, is located on the foothills of the Reggiana hills. Already in the fifteenth century there was this property and the proof is the document mentioned below which is located at the notarial archives of Reggio Emilia from the text of which can be seen that the Massaro of the many ecclesiastical masters of this Franceschino Valley properties prepared by letter 10 June 1461 the Most Reverend Bishop of Reggio Emilia a cause in favor of Girard from Casella:Reverend in Christo patri our observandissimo domino Baptista gratia Episcopo Regino in domine pater noster cum observandissime recomandacione. La Signoria v.ra understanding won como de Don Girard from Casella rector of our giexia here de San Pedro and very old and seeing that e nui old veresseme voluntera provedere facti wings for our bona street for avenir time you pray that we turn the Lordship goes that finger Don Girard ut is aricomandà in what vui pussiti because it has Tractato and governs como good father to insina here and Cusi when SVRA he wanted to please invest fingers giexia de nui haveressimo him very dearly by the SVRA and you’ve saressimo always obliges because nui saressimo happier de havere he exdemostrò one another de fora land and when this largess Sig.ria V.ra Ladarene great consolation and comfort to that poor old man seeing that fingers giexia remanesse in leman of his finger grandchild. Siche therefore pregemo what volgia invest finger Don Nicolo de fingers giexia de San Pedro and if possible to be como habiamo hope that will do anything, to supply always V.ra wallpaper. Ex Querzola die X m (ensi) s Junii 1461. Vestri servitores Girardus de Casella, Franchischinus de la Vale, both massarii ecclesie companies. Rollandus de la Vale, Ant. de la Vale, Bertholotus Cichelli de la Vale, Andreas de la Vale, Marcus de la Vale, Corsinus de la Vale, Jacobus de Casella, Tomis Maffeus de Box. Inside the property, stands the church of Our Lady of the Valley . The church is located in front of a fenced open space which can be accessed via one of the two streets named “Via della Chiesa” and “Via dei Ciliegi” that have private source from the house. Large hilly and wooded areas surround the making of cheese dominate the magnificent landscape view. The external structure of the Church comes clad in stone. The plan is rectangular with a small apse is on the semi-circular. A large window to all sixth surmounts the wooden portal, another smaller one is located at the center of the apse wall. In the side walls there are four small windows on each side. On the southeast side, joins the bell tower with a square plan, formed by the front door, by a second layer above where there are a lancet to the south and one to the north and a third level surrounded by four mullioned windows where you placed the bell tower. The clock is located between the first and the second level. A sloping roof and four spiers crowning the bell tower. The interior walls of the church have been completely decorated by paintings of Roberto Fabbretti and his aide Valter Francoduring the creation of the paintings, have been able to recreate the same atmosphere typical of medieval construction. The ceiling instead, is composed of wooden beams. The contrast from the simplicity of the exterior to the rich interior decoration makes it look even more impressive interior passage. The technique used for wall decorations, is “dry” fresco on a pinstripe background base applied on the plastering. The paintings they want to be a reminder of the painting in 1300, not for nothing most of the paintings such as the cycle of the life of Christ and the allegories of Vices and Virtues are a tribute to the Giotto frescoes are in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. This is not true of copies in the end of the word, but rather adaptations of such scenes in the spaces studied during the initial phase of the project. The tendency therefore has been to simplify the scenes, while maintaining the compositional harmony of the paintings from the originals, trying to recreate the same ingenuity and the same simplicity of medieval painting, and thus avoiding recourse to the use of perspective and proportional relationships between the various characters and the surrounding space, and using as Giotto foreshortening which is in some way an anticipation of perspective without the geometric rules that define it. Do not define. Not for nothing Giotto is called the first modern painter or the forerunner for a new way of painting. And ‘he who abandons the Byzantine painting and began painting “in the vernacular,” to use an analogy with the literature. His painting is in fact extremely communicative and in his works we see the quest for space, or the effort to bring up not flatter figures and rigid, but placed in a three dimensional space. Also the range of the chromatic scale paintings of colors has been reduced to help give the idea of a primitive painting and easily accessible.Upon entering, you are greeted by the round of the Madonna with Child, placed immediately above the windows of the apse, which unquestionably dominates the scene. Just below the round and next to the window there are the niches painted in gold background, where the four evangelists are represented: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, with their scrolls in which they are enrolled their names in Latin. On either side of the Evangelists, there is the time of the annunciation, the angel on the left side of the wall and the Madonna on the right: two figures are part of the same scene but divided from the apse. The paintings on the side walls, are divided into three groups: the first at the bottom end have allegorical figures painted in monochrome of the seven vices and seven virtues, interspersed with faux marble. The Vices, on the left side wall, are opposed to the Virtues on the right. In the second group they are represented some of the most important episodes of the Life of Jesus, interspersed by the windows on the side walls. In the third end, starting from the right, you can start to walk the fourteen Stations of the Cross. These oval-format paintings, are inserted into a starry blue background, which commemorates the time of the Scrovegni Chapel. This fund is also present in the upper part of the apse where the houses round the Madonna and Child. The south wall of the church, where is located the main entrance, is pretty much the conjunction of the two side walls, so the order of the pictorial narrative begins reading from the right wall, continues on the south wall and ends in the side wall left before the apse. The only addition on the south wall with respect to the side walls, are the inclusion in a composition triangle of the Holy Trinity: the Father, on the left, according to popular tradition represented by an old man with a beard and long hair and white, the son, on the right represented by the figure of Christ, and the Holy Spirit, in the center, top, represented by the dove, intangible concept and ethereal and then painted in the transparency of the glass outside. As for the representation of the Via Crucis, we tried to give a more permissive and less restrictive stylistic regarding the Giotto model or the medieval one.


The Properties and Amounts – [ Plants ]

The property is made up of many places rebuilt or remade, and consists of approximately 200,000 square meters of which 2,000 square meters.

  • 1. Manor House
  • 2. Annex
  • 3. cellar and billiard room
  • 4. Car Show
  • 5. Workshop
  • 6. Laboratory of carpentry and restoration
  • 7. Aviary
  • 8. Pond swans and geese
  • 9. Log Cabin
  • 10. Pozzo
  • 11. Fence horses
  • 12. Storage means and tools
  • 13. Church of Our Lady of the Valley
  • 14. Pond “Oasis del Pellegrino”
  • 15. House helicopter
  • 16. Heliport
  • 17. Walk in the woods, and connection establishment Valley Nature
  • 18. Gazebo with panoramic views
  • 19. Green Gazebo
  • 20. Sports ground
  • 21. Along Tresinaro River
  • 22. Boules court
  • 23. landing and take-off landing light aircraft
  • 24. Valley Industrial Building Nature


energy certification

Class “G”

EPgl 351.12 kWh / sqm per year, EPgl 481.77 kWh / sqm per year, EPgl 319.40 KWh / m² Year


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Additional Details

  • NAME
    Borgo del XV Sec.
    Trattativa Riservata
  • TYPE
  • AREA
    2000 mq