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Palazzo Spada (Terni)

Province  Province of Terni
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Architect  Antonio da Sangallo the Younger
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Palazzo Spada is a palace built on behest of Count Michelangelo Spada in the mid-sixteenth century and designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. It currently serves as the town hall for the city of Terni. Alexandre de Rogissart wrote about the palace in the eighteenth century, remarking the beauty of its structure.

Map of Palazzo Spada, Via Roma, 05100 Terni TR, Italy

The inner lounges are decorated with cinquecento frescoes, which were supplement with newer decorations in the 18th century. The palace came to the Massarucci family in the 19th century, and subsequently was given to the Sisters of the Infant Jesus. After being handed over to the municipal administration of Terni, it was restored to render it fit for its new destination as the city's town hall.

All main floor rooms are decorated with frescoes dating from the second half of the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Central to the ceiling of the main hall, which is currently used as the seat of the city council, is a representation of Phaëton punished by Jupiter; to the sides are depicted, in six panels, scenes from the Battle of Lepanto and the Massacre of the Huguenots. The frescoes in the main lounge, which are painted in a late-Mannerist style, are traditionally attributed to K. Van Munder.

Beneath the vault are depictions of landscapes, alternated with coat of arms of popes and bishops, prominent among them the one of Pope Julius III, who made Michelangelo Spada a count.

References

Palazzo Spada (Terni) Wikipedia


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