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Palazzo Pretorio di Terra del Sole

It is a classical example of Renaissance architecture. It was the centre of the general Commissioners for the Tuscan Romagna and for the civic and criminal lower court.

Address: P.zza d'Armi, 2, 47011 Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole (FC), Italia
Telephone number: Pro Loco +39.0543.766766
Fax: +39.0543.766766
Sito WEB: http://www.terradelsole.org

mail: proloco@terradelsole.org

 

Further information

It is a huge quadrangular building, 40 mt. per side long. It is a classical example of Renaissance architecture, made of local stone, with traces of serene stone and terracotta, on two floors. The windows in the noble floors are arch-shaped, those in the grounfloor are squared, all surrounded by sandstone.
You can reach through the Palazzo, going through a three-arched lodge, featuring cross vaults; the courtyard is marked off by a triple portico, featured by Doric and Ionic order, linked by a perforated terracotta ledge; there is a well in the middle, having a terracotta arch from which an interesting perspective can be seen.
The façades and lodges are decorated by many Commissioners' sculpted and painted coats of arms.
It was the centre of the general Commissioners for the Tuscan Romagna and for the civic and criminal lower court; it still has an architectonic complex made of 'secret' cellars by which you could go through a spiral staircase (inspired by Leonardo).
It is the centre of Terra del Sole's Pro Loco and of Man and Ambient Museum.

How to get there

From Forlì, drive along the SS 67 road. It is located in Terra del Sole's main square.

News

You can visit the Hall and the ethnographic Museum, whereas the De' Medici jails ca be visited for student reasons, by previous authorization by the Municipality.

 

Last update sabato 14 ottobre 2017

 

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Comune di Forlì - Piazza Saffi, 8 47121 Forlì - Tel. 0543 712111
Partita IVA: 00606620409
A cura della Redazione di Turismo Forlivese, C.so Diaz, 21 - 47121 Forlì - redazione.turismo@comune.forli.fc.it

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