With regard to the history of the architectural complex, careful and accurate archive research has highlighted an interesting genesis of the building, which originally belonged to the family of Bartolomeo Panzera, named among other things the general factor of Isabella d’Este in 1526.
The building dates back to 1534 as stated in the inscription carved into the corner pillar “Barth. Panzera MDXXXIIII “. In reality, rather than construction, it is the renovation of an existing building.

As evidenced by the research “on the presence of a Julian construction site in the first half of the sixteenth century”, it is precisely Giulio Romano who, in his capacity as general supervisor of all urban construction sites, directs and coordinates the workers.
After 1798, Jews were finally able to buy houses outside the ghetto enclosure and occupy several buildings in the adjacent streets, including via Corridoni.

In the first half of the nineteenth century the building then passed to the Berla, Norsa and Finzi families.
Purchased in the 1960s by a construction company, it was fortunately saved from the risk of demolition thanks to the intervention of associations and private protests; since the seventies the current owners (Corbellani family) have carried out restorations that have restored dignity to the valuable architecture; similar interventions are also desirable for the part of the frescoes which still remains hidden under the subsequent repainting.

Gabriele Pieranunzi, Paolo Carlini - Paganini, Panni, Mozart

June 2, 2022 – 4.30 pm
Palazzo Panzera