Palace Pipponzi

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Home of noble families such as the Orsini.

In 1633, on October 20, the Baron of Bisceglie, Francesco Melazzi 200 ducats to buy the lands of Pietragalla and Casalaspro.

The Melazzi succeed to the barony of Pietragalla for four generations.

The last Melazzi, Theodosius, has no direct heirs to one of the daughters marrying a Acquaviva Of Aragon from the start to this new family.

Attualmente è di proprietà degli eredi Pipponzi che hanno reso la dimora fruibile per l’organizzazione di eventi, visite ed ospitalità.

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The plant is divided into two parts: one that preserves the character of the ancient castle built in 1100, while the other is the expansion implemented during the second half of the ‘400 from Neapolitan architects and that shows a different imprint on Distribution and characters. The Palazzo is enriched so large loggias.

The Palace and ‘impressive for its size and its architectural complexity.
At the beginning of the complex are the remains of a church with a single nave covered with wooden trusses where internally are still visible remains of an altar.

Adjoining the church is a courtyard with a central hatch of a tank, on the left side a tower or a bell tower higher than the current measure. Along the main facade detaches a wide porch above which there and ‘a loggia which covers almost the entire front of the building, supported by the rest of protrusions that increase the volume of the building and are equipped with large portals, visibly restored other isolated loggias of great value combine to make harmonious Palace.

Note the characteristic ashlar portals of fine workmanship. An impressive entrance portal East Wing of the Palace connects the outside with the ancient village.

In the rear facade and adjacent to the historic core to detect the presence of some windows that recall the style of those presumably the Ducal Palace in Venice.

Inside are preserved eighteenth century paintings and precious paintings one of which representing the rape of the Sabine.

This building houses a historical witness remarkable when you consider that it and ‘related the story of a two-day battle of the citizens pietragallesi against the brigands.

A column of about 400 bandits invading the alleys of Pietragalla forced part of the population to take refuge in the building.

After hours of resistance, the robbers given the many losses that they could not withdraw. The English Consul from Tagliacozzo writing to its country says: “After the faction of Pietragalla, the most important in Basilicata, the band Börjes he could not regroup.”

The event and ‘it witnessed by a plaque on the main facade of the Palazzo Ducale.

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  • Beds : 6
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Palace Pipponzi

Region : Basilicata

Province : PZ

City : Pietragalla

Address : Piazza Principe Umberto, 23

ZIP Code : 85016


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