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Collicola Palace is located on the square of the same name. On the Roman architect Sebastiano Cipriani, the sumptuous aristocratic building was built between 1717 and 1730 and was inhabited by the nobles Collicola to extinction of the family. The Palace was time for illustrious guests like Charles of Bourbon (1734), Pope Pius VI (1782) and Carlo Emanuele IV, King of Sardinia (1801). Extinction of the Collicola, the building was purchased by the city of Spoleto in 1932, now houses the Municipal 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 undergone serious changes, the original Italian garden survive only a few trees. The interior retains the main floor with a series of rooms painted wooden ceilings, and a gallery of exquisite tempera entirely decorated eighteenth century. The opulent interior, which once adorned the palace, was completely removed: included important paintings and sculpture of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and a series of tapestries from the legacy of Christina of Sweden.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9070 W: 135 N: 16988] (111284)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-10-07
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-10 1:17
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