Tuoro sul Trasimeno

Palazzo del Capra - Tuoro sul Trasimeno

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The Palace of Capra, also called Palace of Nardo, stands within the village of Tuoro, just outside the urban centre towards Sanguineto.
Surrounded by a dense and luxuriant vegetation and by a high walled enclosure that preserve its majesty, the palace is particularly interesting because according to the tradition it has been built over the mausoleum devoted to the consul Caio Flaminio. Always according to the tradition, the towers of the palace would have been rebuilt over the remains of Roman ruins, particularly a small temple and an “ustrinum”.
The Palace reached its actual size between the late 15th and the early 16th century, for the love of Donna Felice or as a work made by her son-in-law Benedetto di Filippo di Benedetto (nicknamed “the Capra”, maybe from here derives the name given to the building later), nephew of the famous lawyer Benedetto dei Benedetti.
The Palace has been the last residence of the count Teodorico Moretti Costanzi, professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Bologra and a very famous philosopher.
It’s worth to note its interior because it hosts an important fresco of the famous painter Pietro Vannucci “the Perugino”.
The Roman system found over the years below the Palace of Tuoro facilitates its association with the wish to preserve and honour some relics of the famous Trasimeno’s battle.
Today the palace is, also for this reason, seat of the “Centre of documentation of the Trasimeno’s Battle and of Hannibal”.