The Palazzo Castelmur in Coltura near Stampa belongs
to the Bregaglia municipality. In 1961, the heirs sold the Castelmur
property to the community and it was turned into a museum.
The Palazzo's architecture is a hybrid of styles. When Giovanni
Castelmur (1800–1871) purchased the patrician Redolfi mansion,
originally built in 1723, he added a facade flanked by towers in Lombard /Venetian style; this was completed in 1854. The successful combination
and new along with the luxurious furnishings are the work of
various Milanese craftsmen such as engineer and architect Giovanni
stonemason Giovanni Pedrazzini and painter Gaspare Tirinanzi.
The remaining artisans came from the neighboring Lombardy region.
The interior design of the Mansion, although more opulent, is
consistent with the exterior architectural style of the building.
exception of one room, the wood paneling in the rooms located
in the original Redolfi structure, are varnished or wallpapered.
the newer part of the Mansion, there is a lovely dining room,
living room, red and green wallpapared bedroom and four small
The walls and ceilings of certain rooms are covered with wall
paintings; the trompe-l'oeil are particularly stunning. An historic
is located on the second floor and a section of the large cellar
is set aside for Bregaglia Youth Group meetings.