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Palace of the Elders Ancona

Ancona, MAR, Italy

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24 Nov 2020

About Palace of the Elders Ancona

Palazzo Degli Anziani in Ancona, translated as the Palace of the Elders was built in 1270. Its Romanesque-Gothic style is the work of Margaritone d’Arezzo, although the building has been altered a great deal over the centuries.

Originally the seat of the city magistrates, upon the inception of the Republic of Ancona Palazzo Degli Anziani became host to the Council of Elders, hence the name.

The site of Palazzo Degli Anziani has its own history, said to have been the site of a building by governor of the Empire, Galla Placidia in 425AD and a Saracen building in 839AD.

 

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