Alatri. Civic Museum Palazzo Gottifredo

Alatri. Civic Museum Palazzo Gottifredo

The Civic Museum Palazzo Gottifredo is located in a palace built in the thirteenth century by Cardinal Gottifredo Raynaldo who was then the 'governatore' of Alatri and was also a politically very active in mediating between the Pope and the Empire.

The palace and the history of the cardinal are also narrated by the traveller Gregorovius who wrote that the building appeared to be achieved by connecting two medieval towers and appeared more like a edifice to defend than a palace. The cardinal reached the ripe old age of ninety and died during the plague in 1287.

The palace, however, was damaged by the earthquake of 1349 the structure with pointed arches of the roof were lost.

The building has undergone changes, and then from 1932 has become the Civic Museum Palazzo Gottifredo which collects many Roman remains, a section relating to the early history and a anthropological demonstration section where tools and artifacts of the peasant and artisan tradition of the Lazio region are exposed.

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