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  Palazzo dei Priori
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      Palazzo dei Priori
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  • Palazzo dei Priori - Volterra
      Palazzo dei Priori
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  • Palazzo dei Priori - Volterra
      Palazzo dei Priori
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  • Palazzo dei Priori - Volterra
      Palazzo dei Priori
    by Cristian_Uluru
  • Palazzo dei Priori - Volterra
      Palazzo dei Priori
    by Cristian_Uluru
 

This fantastic palace was built by the architect Riccardo between 1208 and 1254 under the reign of Bonaccorso Adimari. It is the ancient city hall of whole Tuscany, The wonderful facade was restored in the 15th century and in its lower part there are terracotta plates enameled with coats of arms of Florentine commissioners and others in marble and in stone. To the first floor you can see five ogival bifores realized in 1200, while to the superior floors you can seethere Romanesque bifores. The tower was restored in the 18ht century after the earthquake of 1846.

Address: Piazza Dei Priori

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  • Written Mar 2, 2008
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