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  Palazzo del Commune
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  • Palazzo del Commune - Parma
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  • Palazzo del Comune - Parma
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  • fontana di Paolo Toschi - Parma
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Palazzo del Commune was rebuilt in 1627, on the ruins of the Palazzo del Capitano, built in 1221 by Torello di Strada. The palace was rebuilt on the occasion of the wedding between Odoardo Farnese and Margherita de' Medici, on a project by Gian Battista Magnani. It has wide and high portico, whose arches were opened after it was decided to use the premises as barracks, salt customs warrehouse and mint.
On the side, which overlooking Chiesa di San Vitale, there is nice fountain, work by Paolo Toschi, on the top of which is placed a bronze group by Vanderstoch, depicting the fight between Hercules and Antaeus.

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  • Written Mar 20, 2008
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