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Palazzo Montecuccoli: photos, description (Palazzo Montecuccoli)

Palazzo Montecuccoli in Modena stands on the very spot where previously there was the ancient Church of San Biagio, on a narrow street of the via Emilia, between the streets of via Malatesta and via Carteria. The first mention of the Church meet in 1189, the year. In the early 16th century it was destroyed, but in the same century, restored. The facade was drawn on via Malatesta, and the apse with a bell tower in via Carteria. In 1775, the year by order of Duke Francesco D este, conceived the project of reconstruction of the via Emilia, the Church of San Biagio and several other buildings were demolished.

In place of the demolished Church and parish lands began construction of the Palazzo Conti Munarini - worked on the project architect Raimondo Cavazzuti. Later the Palace became the property of the family of Montecuccoli degli Erri. The present shape the Palace acquired in the last decade of the 20th century, when it was the work of the architect Vincenzo Maestri. By order of the owner of the building, the Marquis Giuseppe Montecuccoli degli Erri, Palace were joined a few other buildings. Inside was built the monumental staircase. On the outside all the facades facing the via Emilia, via Malatesta and via Carteria was re-decorated.

Rooms of the first floor decorated with luxurious frescoes and stucco. Special mention deserve the frescoes in the Hall of fame: on the ceiling of the hall depicts Apollo riding the sun chariot surrounded by Aurora and other characters, the figure, reminiscent of the plot of frescoes by Guido Reni, the Palace Casino Pallavicini Rospigliosi in Rome. Other frescoes depict scenes from the life of Bacchus. It is believed that the author was inspired by the cycle of frescoes of the 17th century in the Gallery of Bacchus in the Palazzo Ducale, in the town of Sassuolo. The hall also recognized the work of the artist from the early 19th century, Giuseppe Zoni. On the walls you can see pictures of angels, nymphs, satyrs and other mythical characters.