Palazzo Lana: without its historic rooms, there would be no Franciacorta to taste today. In particular, the sparkling hall of the caminadù with its large Botticino marble fireplace, where Guido Berlucchi and Franco Ziliani met for the first time. This is where it all began.
If you have the chance to visit the palace during a cultural event or a guided tour, you will notice the powerful aura emanating from its ancient walls.
It was built over an existing medieval structure in the sixteenth century by the Lana de’ Terzi family, the noble dynasty from which Guido Berlucchi descended, and it took on its current appearance in the seventeenth century. It exhibits a layering of different and perfectly harmonious architectural styles. Inside you can admire unique works of art, such as the painting of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus and patron of the arts, whose portrait dates back to 1495 when she was a guest in the palace.
Historic documents dating back to the powerful convent of Santa Giulia da Brescia provide the first recorded evidence of Franciacorta’s excellence in wine production way back in the 8th century AD.
A man in love with his vineyards meets a young expert and visionary. Then there is a question, a moment of silence, and the doors open on a new era.
United around the idea of outstanding quality. The pioneer Franco Ziliani and his family, together with the winemakers of Franciacorta, have changed the history of this territory.
There are certain fascinating stories that only the ancient walls of a sixteenth-century stately home can inspire.
The Berlucchi vineyards are the very essence of Franciacorta. It is here that nature meets the hand of man to give rise to an outstanding fruit.
A small but very special patch of land, with a winemaking culture dating back centuries. Here the mild climate of Lake Iseo meets the fresh breezes of Val Camonica, and the magic of Franciacorta is born.