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Collicola Palazzo is the homonymous square.
The Collicola family came from the castle of Montesanto, his luck began with Taddeo Collicola, physician of Pope Urban VIII in the first half of the seventeenth century and grew in the following century. The lavish aristocratic building was built between 1717 and 1730, the Roman architect Sebastiano Cipriani, and was inhabited by wealthy Collicola until the extinction of the family. The Palace had over time illustrious guests like Charles of Bourbon (1734), Pope Pius VI (1782) and Carlo Emanuele IV King of Sardinia (1801). Estinti the Collicola, the building was purchased by the city of Spoleto in 1932; now houses the museum of visual arts Carandente already Civic Gallery of Modern Art.
The very sober façade is divided horizontally into three rows of windows that correspond to the inner planes. The rear elevation has suffered serious deterioration; original Italian garden survive only a few battered trees. The interior retains the main floor a series of rooms with painted wooden ceilings, and a magnificent gallery entirely decorated with exquisite eighteenth-century tempera. The original furnishings, which once adorned the palace has been entirely removed: included important works of painting and sculpture of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century and a series of tapestries from the legacy of Christina of Sweden, currently under restoration .


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