Viterbo. Podestà palace

Viterbo. Podestà palace

One of the short sides of Plebiscito square is closed by the Podestà palace characterized by the surprising Priors tower - Torre dei Priori. The tower is 44 meters high and dates back to 1489 after the previous one had collapsed while the upper part in iron with a bell was added in the early nineteenth century.

The palace dates back to 1264 to be the residence of the mayor and was built on land with the cemetery belonging to the nearby church of Sant’Angelo in Spatha.

The building was then remodeled and enlarged in the fifteenth century, to create the residence of the Rector of the Patrimony of Peter, and was connected to the nearby Palazzo dei Priori by a loggia where today part of the Pinacoteca is located.

Written by:
Claudia Bettiol

Engineeer, futurist, joint founder of Energitismo and founder of Discoverplaces. Consultant for the development and promotion of the Touristic Development of Territories specialising in...

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