The Barons Palace

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Like what mostly happened to other noble palaces, I am the result of a various stratification building that was affected by feudal events that took place in the territory of Nociglia.
My nature as “palazzo nobiliare” (noble palace) began as the enlargement of the fortified structure that had...

Like what mostly happened to other noble palaces, I am the result of a various stratification building that was affected by feudal events that took place in the territory of Nociglia.
My nature as “palazzo nobiliare” (noble palace) began as the enlargement of the fortified structure that had in the centre of its courtyard a squared tower of probable medieval construction, barycentred, inside walls with an average of 1,80 metres thickness, of which you can see traces in the North/West and on the South side of the palace.
The tower, strategic for its function of sighting, took advantage of its elevated position that enabled the communication between similar positions found in the territory guaranteeing its security through breaks placed at the top, from where boiling liquids and inflammables were thrown. It is disposed on three levels; the second one is accessed by an external walkway, held up by arches and connected to the western side of the wall from where once in time, a staircase going down existed but no traces if it remain today.
Still present to this day, on the inside, are its floors connected to each other by a spiral brick staircase.
In 1571 the battle of Lepanto put end to the Turkish incursions and with time, the necessity to use it as sighting tower diminished.
I currently occupy a part of the courtyard delimited northward by walls that overlook a garden and eastward by the portico corridor of Ruggieri square then southward and westward by the walls of the palaces structure.
I develop on two floors. The halls of the ground floor were probably originally destined for the feudal family who instead lived on the first floor, defined as “nobile”(noble).

Latitudine 40° 2'16.32"N
Longitudine 18°19'35.13"E

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