“Camillo Leone” museum

Start your journey to discover the amazing masterpieces and art treasures housed in the museums of Valsesia and the Vercelli area: unique testimonies to the cultural, social and historical life of the area.

“Camillo Leone” museum – Vercelli

Established in the early 20th century from the bequest of the collection of Camillo Leone, a notary from Vercelli, the museum is situated in two historical buildings: Casa Alciati and the 18th century Palazzo Langosco, linked by a connecting building designed in 1939 and housing the archaeological section, with interesting Roman artefacts from the area, including the famous bilingual Latin-Gallic stele.

The rooms of Palazzo Langosco display decorative art collections: majolica and glassware from major Italian factories, gold artefacts, furniture, and 18th century clothing. The following stand out among furnishings for their quality and rarity: Cardinal Guala Bicchieri’s Casket from Limousin, and the Casket from the Embriaghi workshop.

The antique library holds around 20,000 volumes, including illuminated parchment manuscripts, sixteenth century manuscripts and incunabula.

In the west wing of Palazzo Langosco, the magnificent Hall of Arms exhibits white weapons (halberds, swords, daggers) and apparatuses (armour, helmets, spurs, stirrups) from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. The tour closes with rooms dedicated to the popular gold items of the area, where hair ornaments, bracelets, necklaces, rings and other fine jewellery are on display.

“Camillo Leone” museum – Vercelli

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