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This is the palace where Emilia Conti was born who was the mother of Papa Bonifacio VIII famous for the battles with France, for the ‘Slap of Anagni’ and the establishment of the first Jubilee in history. After his papacy the seat of the popes moved to Avignon in France.

The palace belonged to the noble family of Patras whose most famous representative was Benedict, Archbishop of the famous Greek city from 1253 to 1272, then appointed Cardinal in Italy. In Via Patras, under the portico, is a sculpted image, thought to be a portrait of Benedict.

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