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Palazzo di città: photos, description (Palazzo di Citta)

The old Palazzo di città is a historic building in Cagliari, the residence of the city administration since the middle Ages and until the beginning of the 20th century. It is located at Piazza Palazzo in the Sestiere Castello. Today the Palace houses the exhibition of the Ethnographic Fund Manconi Passino, Foundation ceramics from the collection of Ingrao (Fondo Ceramico della Collezione Ingrao) and the Foundation for sacred art from the same collection. In addition, here is a representation of the mayor of Cagliari.

Palazzo di città was built in the 14th century, and its present appearance it gained during reconstruction of the 18th century, when the building was rebuilt in the style of the Piedmontese Baroque.

After the administration of Cagliari moved to the new Palazzo Civico, in the old Palazzo di città for many years housed the Conservatorio pier Luigi da Palestrina. In 1970 year, the Conservatory moved to the current building in via Bacaredda. The Palace was abandoned and re-opened only in 2009-m year, after a long period of restoration.

The main facade of the Palazzo di città, facing the Piazza of the Palazzo, the remarkable elegant portal surmounted by a marble plate of the 16th century, which in the inscription immortalized the visit in Cagliari of the Emperor Charles V. Over the stove is visible the coat of arms of Cagliari. The side façade of the Palazzo overlooking via Canyelles and the Piazza Carlo Alberto, attracts the attention of a huge window with a tympanum in the centre, over which is placed the emblem of the city.

In the inner rooms of Palazzo di città was once housed works of art, now exhibited in the new municipality, among them were paintings by Marinetti and Pietro Cavaro. On the first floor of the Palace is a spacious hall with wooden coffered vaults of the 16th century. In the basement besides the ancient cisterns to collect rain water you can see the cobblestone floors of the middle Ages and two doorways with arches in late Gothic style.