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Palazzo Salimbeni: photos, description (Palazzo Salimbeni)

Palazzo Salimbeni, also known as Rocca Salimbeni is like a fortress in a historical building in Siena, which today houses the office of one of the oldest Italian Bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena".

A three-storey Palace was built in the 14th century, most probably on the foundations existed in the 12-13 th centuries other buildings. In the 19th century it was rebuilt in neo-Gothic style and embellished with some details like crenellated battlements, the blind arches and triple arched Windows, which architects have inspired other medieval structure - Palazzo Pubblico. Later, in the 20th century, on the reconstruction of the building architect Pierluigi Spadolini, to whom the management of the Bank instructed to update the look of your historic residence. It gave him the features of the Sienese Gothic style. The middle floor features a lovely Windows topped by pointed arches with coats of arms of noble families of the city.

Palazzo Salimbeni located in the historical centre of Siena and seen from a distance, overlooking a small Piazza Salimbeni, which is a monument of Italian religious leader, politician and economist Sallustio Bandini, dated 1882. The area is along the famous street of via Banks di Sopra, which, incidentally, is the only access to Piazza Salimbeni. Nearby are no less than the luxurious, historic palazzos of Cantucci (mid 16th century) and the Renaissance Palazzo Spannocchi (1470) designed by Giuliano da Maiano. All three of the Palace in the 19th century was restored by the architect Giuseppe Partini, which gave the entire Piazza Salimbeni it a modern look.