Hello! My name is Leo. I represent the Besta family, the ancient owners and residents of this magnificent palace. The Bestas are powerful and have family connections in Milan, and this palace is a jewel of the Renaissance period, a true royal palace in the middle of the Alps.Today I’m stepping out of their coat-of-arms to be your guide through these rooms.
My name is Otto the hawk. I am the faithful hunting companion of Azzo Besta II.I’d like to take you with me on a long flight over the area of Castellanza di Teglio, and show you the extent of the Besta possessions, as they are listed in this valuable parchment document, dated 4th August 1534.