The loggia derives its name from the decorations referring to the Stories of David represented on the lunettes and on the barrel vault. The environment opens towards the Cortile d’Onore with a central arch and towards the fish ponds and the garden, once rich in decorations and plants, with three arches supported by groups of columns. The frescoes and stuccos above the cornice are made between 1532 and 1534, but the loggia is probably already set up in 1530 to receive the visit of Charles V.

The scenes concerning Davide allude both to the warrior ideals of Federico II Gonzaga, and to the events involving his favorite Isabella Boschetti: creating a relationship of analogy with the figures of David and Bathsheba.
The lunettes dedicated to the biblical hero illustrate: David and Goliath; David struggles with a lion; fight against a bear; David plays the harp. The Stories of David return in the octagons of the vault.

The sixteenth-century decorative apparatus is completed with the Gonzaga coat of arms painted on the lunette in the center of the west wall. The fake bronze clay tiles, still dedicated to David, date back to the early nineteenth century, while the statues depicting the Virtues that inhabit the niches date back in part to the mid-seventeenth century, in part to the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Francesco Senese, Simone Briatore, Patrizio Serino - Cras, Schubert

June 3, 2022 – 6.00 pm
Palazzo Te, Loggia di Davide

Alt(r)e Frequenze - Telemann

June 4, 2022 – 6.00 pm
Palazzo Te, Loggia di Davide

Wiener Kammersymphonie - Haydn, Webern, Korngold

June 5, 2022 – 6.00 pm
Palazzo Te, Loggia di Davide