Palazzo comunale - Stroncone
On the entrance door there is the municipal coat of arms and a plaque bearing the words Gratia Dei Nicolaus Cardinalis de Flisco, that recalls the name of Stroncone’s governor when the door was built around 1500. A stone staircase, on whose walls you can admire plaques and fragments of Roman and early Medieval origin, leads to the upper floor where you can access the ancient Priori hall, today hall of the city council. On the top of the walls all around the hall it’s possible to notice the emblems of the local aristocratic families, although Costanzi claims they are coats of arms belonging to the cardinals who hold the position of Stroncone’s Governors.
The same hall also houses the polychromatic wooden statue dated between the late 15th century and the early 16th century devoted to St. Sebastian and that represents the young and vigorous Narbonensis soldier in the act of accepting calmly the terrible martyr.
Precious artworks are kept into the major’s office: the ancient cartridge case to vote the Priori dates back to the 16th century and used to contain some small leaflets for the magistrates’ extraction; the case to vote in the 16th century; the oil canvas depicting a Madonna with the Child, the coins and the medals, the council seal, the illuminated anthem books and other historical documents, such as the Municipal Statutes of the 18th century, the manuscript of the lawyer Teodor Costanzi about the history of Stroncone.
Source: Stroncone Tourism.