Palazzo Polli Stoppani

"Signature prototypes"

Persico is a leader in producing moulds and systems for creating numerous design products, achieved over the years in collaboration with the most important Italian and international names, from Alessandro Mendini and Stefano Giovannoni, to Fabio Novembre and Ron Arad. There is a selection of prototypes inside the house waiting to be discovered, created by curator Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, such as the Nemo Armchair by Novembre, the Rabbit Chair by Giovannoni and the Holly All by Starck. From the cloister to the rooms a close and intense dialogue is instilled between past and present in the belief that the quality of Italian manufacturing, rooted deeply in history, imagines and achieves the future.


Along the old porphyry road that winds through Upper Bergamo from Porta San Giacomo, we find Palazzo Polli Stoppani formerly Palazzo Alborghetti, built in the 1500s by Pietro Isabello, modified in the 1700s and later in the 60s. Through the skilled work of architect Sandro Angelini, restoration has rejuvenated this dwelling set into the rock of the city, with a unique sixteenth-century courtyard surrounded on three sides by a portico and with different fountains that recall the old Porta San Giacomo fountain. The Vittorio Polli and Anna Maria Stoppani Foundation has renovated it in the last two years and has its main offices there.

The ceilings of its many rooms inside feature graphic decorations and frescos by Bergamo native Domenico Ghislandi (17th century).