Houses, music, art: itineraries for the discovery of hidden treasures of the territory 

Sunday, May 21st, 2023, 9 pm – Villa Vitalba Lurani Cernuschi, Almenno San Salvatore (BG)


Giulia Gambaro violin
Marina Verna violino
Giulietta Bianca Bondio viola
Federica Colombo cello


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) – Adagio and fugue in C minor for string quartet, K 546
I. Adagio II. Fuga. Allegro 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) – String Quartet No. 16 in F major, op. 135
I. Allegretto II. Vivace III. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo IV. Grave ma non troppo tratto, Allegro

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) – String Quartet no. 3 in A major, op. 41 No. 3
I. Andante espressivo, Allegro molto moderato II. Assai aditato III. Adagio molto IV. Finale. Allegro molto vivace . Quasi Trio

Concert open to the public

Free admission while seats last

On the hill of Umbriana at the edge of the ancient centre of Almenno San Salvatore, the Convent of San Nicola and Villa Vitalba Lurani Cernuschi stand, surrounded by centuries-old vineyards.
The Convent of San Nicola was built at the end of the 15th century, when a plague epidemic led the citizens to vow to erect a chapel. The project turned into the construction of a church and convent dedicated to Santa Maria della Consolazione within a few years.
The villa opens towards the park with a wide, strictly symmetrical, tripartite façade. Some of the rooms in the east wing have ceilings with the underlying high fascia richly decorated in polychrome tones. Of particular interest is a room with walls and ceilings airily decorated with exotic landscapes and animals painted by Quirino Salvatoni.
The English-style garden is enlivened by several statues including three grotesque dwarfs attributed to the sculptor Pirovano. Tall plants, most of them centuries old, crown a large lawn that extends to the villa.


Around the places featured in the festival, through a digital map, points of cultural, naturalistic and gastronomic interest are marked from west to east, from the province of Bergamo to that of Brescia, to suggest to the visitor an itinerary of discovery of the beauty on their doorstep, allowing them to discover the characteristic peculiarities of these places, unique in their atmosphere, history and surrounding landscape.