The Silva Palace is a rare example of a noble late Renaissance house, one of the buildings more significant of Piedmont. The events concerning the origin of the palace are very complicated and seems to exist already in 1348. It became later an urban residence of the noble family Silva, whose seat was in the big castle of Crevoladossola. In 1402 Silva Palace was nothing else than a big house and in 1476 Giovanni Antonio Della Silva gave it a new form. In 1520 the son Paolo, leader of Francesco the 1st of France, added towards north an other factory body with two floors, windows and doors finely sculptured. With this intervention Silva – whose coat of arms represent a gold rampant lion with a double silver key that reports on the band the mark of the French lily – imposed them as the principal gentlemanly family in Domodossola and the palace acquired the dignity of an official residence.
Now it host the museum of the city, consisting of collections of arms and fittings, a numismatic museum and an art gallery. Opening hours and days prescribed annually or upon request for small groups (info 0324-248265).
Adults € 3.00; Children 6-11 years € 1.00; Children 12-19 years old university and € 2.00; over 60 and disabled € 1.00
phone number0324 249001
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