19 Agosto 2022 · 553 Views

Pretorio Palace

Petrorio Palace
Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence

Pretorio Palace Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence

The Palace was built at the end of the 15th century as the seat of the Mayor, who stood for the political authority of Florence. We can still notice the different emblems of the families who were in charge between the 15th and the 16th century on a portion of the ancient wall. After a reform of the Statute of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in 1848, the Palace became the seat of the Magistrate's Court. During the second half of the 19th century it lost its public function to become an archive of the records. In 1929, after a restoration work which led the front of the building to its current configuration, the Palace was converted to the local headquarters called Casa del Fascio. Since 1947 the building has become a city property again, and it has been used as a cinematograph and as the house of different political parties until the 1990s. During the works conducted in 2020 due to the needing of structural reinforcements, we were able to bring to light the ancient prison cell, but also masonry walls and findings dating back to the 14th century, or even from the classical era.

Pretorio Palace, years '50



Florence Feasts S. John Baptist

The last match of the traditional football game will be held In the afternoon at 5.00 p.m. in Piazza Santa Croce

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Vincenzo Viviani dedicates a palace to his Master Galileo Galilei

On the facade of a florentine palace called "Palazzo dei Cartelloni" ("cartellone" in Italian means "poster") situated near the central station, Viviani...

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A Mule is celebrated in the courtyard of Palazzo Pitti

The marble decoration is situated on the left part of the courtyard: on the bas-relief we can notice the mule in the foreground; behind the animal a pulley...

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The marquis Cosimo Ridolfi

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Visite guidate

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