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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    About 1530 Falconetto was commissioned by the Consiglio of the city of Padua to reshape the upper floor of the Monte di Pietà. In the same year he was put in charge of work on the Loggia del Consiglio, which had been planned since 1496 and was built to a design by Annibale Magi da Bassano (died 1504). [It was called the Loggia della Gran Guardia when it housed a military command during the Austrian rule.]

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    In 1531-1532 the main entrance to the Palazzo del Capitanio, the seat of the Venetian governor on the Piazza dei Signori, Padua, was rebuilt to a design by Falconetto. It is an enlarged version of the central bay of the Loggia Cornaro, with the addition of paired Tuscan semi-columns. Instead of an antique frieze the architrave bears the inscription of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti, and also the insignia of the two administrators Badoer and Moro, who represented Venice in Padua from 1531 t…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    An inscription on its façade states it was built in 1292. The Loggia was the seat of assemblies for the local “Società dei Militi” (captains of the local citizens’ militia). It consists of two rectangular rooms above a portico of two large ogival arches. Under the portico is the coat of arms of Cremona, moved here from the Margherita Gate when the latter was demolished in 1910. At some point the lower arches were enclosed, as reported by George Edmund Street in 1855, but they ha…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Begun in 1521 to the plans of Andrea Formigine (Andrea di Pietro Machesi, known as Il Formigine). It owes its uniqueness to the 177 heads that decorate the façade. The stone heads are attributed to Alfonso Lombardi and Nicola da Volterra. It was known for its art and music salon (casino) in the early 19th century which included the poet Giacomo Leopardi. The facade to the west (number 18) is known as the Palazzo Isolani (not to be confused with Casa Isolani, which runs behind it), or “an…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The facade has now been restored to the original plan, and the loggia re-opened at the bottom. Stairs on left side lead to the piano nobile.

    The Palazzo Papale (now Palazzo Soliano) attached to the right of the cathedral was originally begun in the mid-13th century when the popes moved to Orvieto to escape conflict in Rome. Pope Urban IV and Pope Martin IV both lived in the town and probably oversaw construction of the initial stages of this building. Pope Boniface VIII extended the building…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The cornice is by Michelangelo, other parts completed by Giacomo della Porta (Italian, 1537-1602) and Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (Italian, 1507-1573). Michelangelo took over from Antonio da Sangallo (ii) as architect to Paul III at the Palazzo Farnese, despite the bitter opposition of Sangallo’s relatives and supporters. At the Palazzo Farnese, Michelangelo gave the decisive final direction to the exterior cornice and to the upper levels of the courtyard. The design for the cornice was te…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Loggia del Consiglio, begun in 1476 on the Piazza dei Signori by masons from Lombardy, is a more complete example of Renaissance architecture. (At the time Verona was under the rule of Maximilian I). Several buildings have been attributed to Giocondo, although there is no documentation to support this: most notably the Loggia del Consiglio (1493), Verona. The surviving evidence implies that Giocondo acted more as a technical adviser rather than as an architect concerned with design. [Grov…

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    1910-01-01
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