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Palazzo Nerucci

Address: Piazza Colonna, 4, Castel del Piano GR, Italy (0)
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Palazzo Nerucci

Overview

The noble floor of Palazzo Nerucci is a piece of the history of the community. Within the artistic collections: the Salone dei Notabili, 8 portraits of "illustrious men" from Castel del Piano; the collection of art, composed of a first body of paintings of a legacy from the end of the 19th century, including the pastel self-portrait of Rosalba Carriera, a famous Venetian artist of the 18th century and an embroidery portrait of the Grand Duke Leopold of Lorraine. To these were added works, including the "Madonna with the Child" and the "Tavola Ginanneschi", a view of the village of Castel del Piano in the 18th century. The last three rooms host the Edo Cei Picture Gallery, with caricatures, posters and paintings by the artist that testify to his bond with the Amiatino territoro and the sculptures by Piero Bonacina, contemporary works in stone and wood. In the western wing is hosted the Antiquarium, which collects about 120 pieces that by type and belonging fall into the known types in the areas of southern Etruria, in the tuff areas, in the Chiusina area and the Ombrone valley. of the pieces refers to the III-I century aC Palazzo Nerucci preserves, together with the common historical library, the archives of families and personalities of the community. Most of the pieces refer to the III-I cent. aC Palazzo Nerucci preserves, together with the common historical library, the archives of families and personalities of the community. Most of the pieces refer to the III-I cent. aC Palazzo Nerucci preserves, together with the common historical library, the archives of families and personalities of the community,
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Highlights

Only a palace has managed to stand out among the grandeur of the numerous churches of Castel del Piano and this is Palazzo Nerucci.

This building is the cultural and artistic hub of the city, commissioned by Nerucci Domenico - an important local figure who was linked to the papal court and held a number of ecclesiastical offices - in 1554.

The Latin name of Nerucci (Domenicus Nerutius) is actually carved on the architrave of a window on the facade of the building as proof of his property, together with the date AD MDLXXXII.

The entire building embodies the Renaissance style of the 16th century artist Baldassarre Peruzzi, who was inspired by the Villa della Farnesina, located on the bank of the Tiber River in Rome.

The exquisite cream-colored façade is dominated by a large wooden door, flanked by rusticated windows with stone architraves and cornices, which give the building a rustic look.

The loggia, still inspired by Renaissance design, has the shape of an "L" and is attached to the northern side of the building. The roof is covered with wooden beams and supported by columns and arches of Greek style, as well as various inscriptions and engravings.

After Nerucci's death, the palace was used as the residence of the Capitani di Giustizia. He then hosted the town hall, which remained here until it was transferred to Palazzo Ginnaneschi during the last century.

Today the building is home to an incredibly beautiful and precious art collection .

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