Titolo: Palazzo Pennone - Lugnano in Teverina

Palazzo Pennone - Lugnano in Teverina

The building, curiously cut into two parts by the gallery with the same name, is a rectangular three-story buiding.

The corners of the Palace, the balustrades and the rusticated portals are made of travertine. The building is known as Palazzo Ridolfi-Farnese, after the cardinal governors of Lugnano.

The name Pennone seems to refer to the evocative image of the flagpole of a ship, as the palace stands at the highest point of Lugnano, in an imposing position over the village. In fact, the name derives from Antonio Pennoni, the first owner or commissioner of the Palace.
It was built approximately in 1650, probably on the site of the ancient townhall, St. Peter’s Church and the Chancellery.  It later became property of the family Vannicelli, whose emblem in wrought-iron is preserved above the well. Until the 18th century it was the residence of the Governor of the Apostolic See, later on it was respectively a barn, mill and silkworm breeding centre, until falling into complete disuse. Recently it has been renovated and today it hosts the Town Hall.

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