Palazzo Pigorini in Parma presents with the characteristics of a courtyard house, with a courtyard that has a side porch. The building was home of two famous personalities the poet Angelo Mazza and the explorer Vittorio Bottego. The main floor was frescoed by Francesco Scaramuzza mid-nineteenth century, with scenes such as The Night and the Apotheosis of the poet. At the beginning of the twentieth century the Palace was bought by Adriana Pigorini Lusignani who later bequeathed it to the city of Parma because I adibisse a museum, entitling precisely Pigorini. To adapt the building to its new museum functions, the City has made a careful restoration work and restoration directed by the architect Maurizio Bocchi. Security systems have been implemented, the installation of a lift and partial changes to the floor units with slides that make the building accessible to all. The building was reopened to the public as an exhibition center in 1996.

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