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Palazzo of Gallurese in Caravaggio: photos, description (Palazzo Gallavresi)

Palazzo of Gallurese, also known as Palazzo Marchioness - a historic building from the second half of the 13th century in the town of Caravaggio in the Italian region of Lombardy. From 1947, the year it housed the city administration.

It is unknown exactly when it was built the Palazzo, although the Gothic arches of the facade suggest that the building was conducted during the second half of the 13th century, when the Gothic style spread in Lombardy. In addition, there are suggestions that the building was erected on the site of a more ancient structure.

In the first half of the 14th century Palazzo of Gallurese housed the town Hall, but then, for several centuries, it passed from hand to hand was the possession of many noble families, including the Sforza and Villani. The last owner of the Palace was a collection of Gallarate, to whom the building belonged until the first half of the 20th century. After the Second World war the Palace was bought by the city administration, which occupied the building.

In 1981, the year in the Palazzo of Gallurese underwent extensive reconstruction, which allowed to identify the characteristic Gothic features on the facade. Today, the Palace is located on the main city square, Piazza Garibaldi, all surrounded by pedestrian walkways. The facade attracts the attention of marble medallions depicting the four Italian patriots Giuseppe Mazzini, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Vittorio Emanuele II and Camillo Benso. Medallions were made in 1884-1889-mhodh.

The main attraction of the interior decoration of the Palazzo is a wonderful staircase leading to the second floor - the ceiling above it is painted in a starry sky. The richly decorated hall of the building is the hall of Council, decorated in the Baroque style. Here you can see the image of the winged cupids with musical instruments and Baroque frescoes. Floor mosaic depicting the city coat of arms. And at the entrance there is a sculpture of Emilio Gallarati, who was born in this building and have lived here all my life, becoming a member of the Italian government.

Today in the Palazzo of Gallurese is a picture gallery where you can see works by artists of different periods, from the Renaissance. Visit the gallery for free when you pre-record.