Red Room

Known as the Red Room it was the reception room and obviously takes its name from the color of the walls. On the walls you find some of the most important paintings of the house which consists of over 200 paintings, dating from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.
The room has a fine polychrome marble fireplace which was put in during the works directed by Tagliaferri; it was not intended for being use because the house was lived only in the summer, but it is in the logic of the decoration and embellishes this room like any other piece of furniture.
The bust in the corner shows Cicero, the most important orator of classical times. Ugo da Como was a lawyer, so it is not a coincidence that he decided to place the bust of Cicero here; this sculpture was even more important for Da Como because it was a legacy from Giuseppe Zanardelli, an important politician and prime minister, who introduced Ugo Da Como at his professional and political career.
In the middle of the Venetian seminato, marble chips floor, there is the heraldic shield with the emblem of Brescia.
In this room it’s possible to recognize other traces of the Venetian past of the house: in fact, to the lintels of two doors were carved the coats of arms of two Podestà who governed Lonato in the eighteenth century; these two coat of arms, as those on the wall of the gallery, were completely scratched away in the Jacobin period as a gesture of contempt against the aristocracy.