About us

About us

Bernabò Home Gallery was founded in 2017 in the evocative setting of Trezzo sull'Adda by the idea of its founder Laura Piangerelli to want to compose a range of selected artists of national and international importance. Specializing in modern and contemporary art Bernabò Home Gallery adopts an innovative and intimate approach different from the classic art gallery.

In 2022 it opened its summer headquarters in the picturesque town of Barga, in the heart of Tuscany. Opening three exhibition spaces located in the central Piazza Angelio, to emphasize each of its souls: contemporary, modern and pop.

Together with its permanent exhibition spaces, Bernabò Home Gallery has organized and continues to propose, in collaboration with its artists, exhibitions and events of national importance.

Bernabò Home Gallery at the beginning of his adventure began to welcome collectors in his "town house" in an intimate and charming space.
The ancient Lombard residence that housed it is almost dominated by the imposing tower of the Visconteo castle that dominates the surrounding landscape. On top of that tower, in the center of Trezzo sull'Adda, stands a tree. It could be seen from the windows of the "gallery house", and it was precisely to pay homage to the history of the city that Bernabò Home Gallery chose it as a symbol.
That tree replanted several times, even after the hurricane of 1937 - perhaps sown on top of the tower by a whim of the wind, is witnessed directly since the late 1800, but to search with accuracy must have existed long before since it is mentioned in an ancient legend centered on the figure of Bernabò Visconti.
Lord in 1300 of the lands of Bergamo, Brescia and Cremona, and co-lord of Milan, Bernabò was a man that historians of the time described as severe and cruel, even sadistic.
It is said that in the dungeons of the fortress had a well full of blades that ended directly in the river, in which he threw his prisoners and sometimes even the girls he kidnapped for their insatiable appetites, which then he got tired of. But according to legend, she is one of his lovers - a peasant convinced she can trick him and outwit him behind the birth of the tree. The woman had willingly allowed herself to be taken to the castle, sure of being able to enjoy wealth and pleasures together with Bernabò and then return home to her husband and children rich and satisfied. But the husband, having arrived at the castle under false pretenses, was thrown unbeknownst to the woman into the well, and her spirit remained uneasy wandering around the fortress.
That same night, awakened by the wind of a storm, in which she seemed to hear the lament of abandoned children, the woman rose and wandered desperately around the castle until she reached the top of the tower. A lightning caught her in full, transforming her body decomposed by anguish in the branches and twisting branches of a fig tree, first of the long series of trees planted according to tradition in the same position.
A lightning caught her in full, transforming her body decomposed by anguish in the branches and twisting branches of a fig tree, first of the long series of trees planted according to tradition in the same position. Like many legends it is a raw and terrible story, but it is also a piece of our city. According to legend, the terrible storm destroyed only some chimneys in the country, and that fig tree appeared as if by magic on the tower the next morning seemed a miraculous sign to the peasants who saw it. Those branches became a symbol of a tradition, a symbolic shelter.
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