Titolo: Palazzo comunale - Stroncone

Palazzo comunale - Stroncone

This building, formerly called Priori Palace, was probably built in the 13th century, but in the following centuries it underwent various rearrangements and changes that altered its original structure.

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 the city council chambers. The top of the walls all around the hall are decorated with 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 calmly accepting calmly his terrible martyrdom.
Precious artworks are kept into the mayor’s office: the ancient cartridge case to vote for the Priori dates back to the 16th century and used to contain some slips of paper for the extraction of magistrates; a 16th century ballot box; the oil canvas depicting a Madonna with Child, coins and the medals, the council seal, the illuminated music books and other historical documents, such as the Municipal Statutes of the 18th century and the manuscript of the lawyer Teodor Costanzi about the history of Stroncone.


Source: Stroncone Tourism.

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