Baronial Palace of the Anguillara Family

Baronial Palace of the Anguillara Family

The headquarters of the Treja Valley Regional Park

The Baronial Palace of the Anguillara family was built around the year 1000. This building, with its crenelated tower, is the main edifice of Calcata, overlooking the old town centre and the ravines which surround it.

After having served as residence for several members from the Anguillara family, the palace became the centre of all urban activities, housing a number of public offices of the town.

Following the state of neglect it had gradually fallen into, the palace was acquired by the Treja Valley Regional Park, who oversaw the restoration of the building, entrusting the project to the architect Paolo Portoghesi.

The Baronial Palace at present homes the headquarters of the Treja Valley Regional Park, in addition to a number of exhibitions and conventions which take place within its display halls.

Le mura del Palazzo baronale all'entrata di Calcata

Le mura del Palazzo baronale all'entrata di Calcata

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

The interiors of the Baronial palace

A number of fresco paintings depicting the lansquenets during the sack of Rome were once conserved within the palace. Unfortunately these are no longer visible today.

Following recent restauration works, the oldest part of the building, on the basement floor of the edifice, has been brought to light. This room, with a barrel-vaulted ceiling and decorated with frescoes bearing the Anguillara family’s emblems, used to serve as reception hall.

Then, in the late 18th century, these spaces were designated the function of public bake-house. The ovens conserved within these rooms have remained intact to this day.

 

Take a walk through the alleys of this small medieval town of the Agro Falisco and let yourself be seduced by the beauty of Calcata’s views!

Where is the Baronial Palace of the Anguillara Family

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