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Home of Conte Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani

The Palazzo Cavagna Sangiuliani dates back to the 18th century and was the residence home of Conte Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani, (Alessandria on August 15 1843 – Milan 1913, June 5). He was born to his father Don Giovanni Battista Cavagna, Conte of Gualdana and the noble Ida Fenini from Milan. Later he was adopted by his cousin Antonio Sangiuliani, Count of Balbiano, in 1853, and he added the surname to his own Cavagna.

Public official, great scholar and passionate book lover, he published 160 works regarding the history of Italy, especially of the Lombardy and Piedmont regions. Public official, book collector, and recognized authority on the history of the Lombardy and Piedmont regions in northern Italy. His library contained tens of thousands of books on history, genealogy, biography, and law, including city statutes and organizational bylaws. The manuscripts in the collection especially reflect the study of local history and include charters, chronicles, investitures, leases, and other legal instruments relating to Italian cities, organizations, and families. In his own library, more than 80,000 works among precious books, manuscripts were found.

The entire collection was sold in 1921 to the United States of America. Today his entire collection is open for research at the Library Illnois University.
Conte Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani’s son inherited the Palazzo at the end of 1960’s.

Recently we have decided to convert our private residence into an elegant and charming B&B to welcome guests from worldwide and let them know a part of our story.

A perfect starting point for touring


Address: Via Cavagna Sangiuliani 9, 27021 Zelata (PV) - Phone:+39.339.6751747 - Email: INFO@PALAZZOCAVAGNA.COM

Conveniently located, just 27 km away from Milan and 5 km away from Pavia, while the international Malpensa Airport is only 49 kw away. Public transport is just few steps away from the Palazzo. Surrounded by nature, this residence will make you feel a million miles away.

Discover the Ticino Park with its extraordinary biodiversity and the Azzurro River from your base at the Palazzo. For nature passionate and outdoor activities lovers, the surroundings offer plenty of attractions and sports. The Palazzo is also a perfect starting point to visit cultural spots and attractions.