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Palazzo Pompei: photos, description (Palazzo Pompei)

The Palazzo Pompei, a luxurious Palace, built in Verona in the 16th century by the famous architect Michele Sanmicheli. It is located between the gate of Porta Vittoria and Ponte Navi. The lower floor is lined with simple stone and the upper part of the facade is decorated with high Windows which the architect placed between Doric half columns, cornice with mythical mascheroni and balustrade. Entry is made in the form of an arch, which once housed the family crest of the family of Pompeii. Courtyard of the Palazzo has an asymmetric shape to his right is a huge staircase leading to the upper floor.

The construction of the Palace lasted from 1535 1540 years for the noble Veronese family Lavezzola. In 1579, the Palazzo was acquired by the Pompei family that made it their residence for the next two centuries. Hence the name of the Palace. In 1833, when the genus of Pompeii almost ceased to exist, the descendants of the first owners of the Palazzo gave it as a gift to the City Council of Verona, which later acquired the adjoining buildings, including Palazzo Carlotti. In the late 19th century, the building underwent extensive restoration work, in which it was combined with adjacent buildings.

Today the Palazzo Pompei is one of Europe's largest museums of natural Sciences - Museo civico di storia naturale. In the collections of the Museum are kept unique samples of fossilized flora and fauna found in the area of Monte Bolek, minerals, and precious and semiprecious stones, as well as the various stuffed animals and birds. Of particular value are the exhibits of the paleontological collections and objects from the bronze age, brought from the vicinity of lake Garda.