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Palazzo Fantuzzi, Bologna: 1 reviews and 3 photos
Fantuzzi is well known Bolognese noble family from the medieval times, they were rich merchants and senators. They invested a lot of money in the city area real estates, buying most of the houses in todays Via San Vitale.
The construction of this palazze started in 1521, commissioned by the senator Francesco Fantuzzi, but he died in 1533 and never saw it completed. His idea was to construct huge and very representative building which could expose the importance and richness of Fantuzzi family. The stucco works on the facade was entrusted to Sebastiano Serlio who created very suggestive look of it, adorned with the family coat of arm, elephant with the bastion on its back. The work was completed in 1538.
The Fantuzzi family was known as Elefantuzzi, combination of elephant in family coat of arm and the family name. The building has magnificent portal and to me it is the most beautiful in whole of Bologna.
Address: Via San Vitale 23
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