Palazzo Pubblico

Title

Palazzo Pubblico

Date

completed c. 1326
1325-44 (bell tower)

Alternative Title or Name

Torre del Mangia

Creator2

Aluzzo, Adrienne (photograph)

Work Type

built works

Work Location

Italy (nation)
Siena (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Late Gothic

Subject

public buildings
bell towers
central business districts

Description

View of the Palazzo Public and Torre del Mangia in Siena, Italy. "The Palazzo Pubblico, complete with chapel and meeting rooms, once housed the Podestà and the Council; today it is a kind of town hall. Made of red brick (typical of Siena) with a travertine base, it presents the image of a fortress, "but, where a working fortress would have real machicolations, this civic fortress has only heavy corbels resembling machicolations" (Norman 41). The blind arcade on the ground level suggests commercialism rather than fortification as well ... Torre del Mangia, a tall bell-tower--102M to the tip of the ironwork, was built between 1325-44. The tallest tower in the city," by Mary Ann Sullivan, Blufton University.

Material/Medium

brick (clay product)
travertine

Measurements

102 Meters (bell tower)

Reproduction Type

digital photograph

Reproduction Source

jpg

ID Number

2013ita001

Files

2013ita001.jpg
Date Added
June 7, 2013
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
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Citation
“Palazzo Pubblico,” LTU Digital Images, accessed September 27, 2022, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/18.