Palazzo dei Capitani della Montagna

Palazzo dei Capitani della Montagna

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Brun066
Florence, Italy11,346 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
Today the valley in which the town of Cutigliano lies is especially known for the presence of ski resorts, modest if compared to those of the Alps, but still among the most important in Tuscany: Abetone and Doganaccia firstly. But in the past it was not so: these were secluded valleys, who lived in a poor agriculture, and especially in pastoralism and use of forest resources.
The "Palace of the Captains of the Mountain" expresses well this time. In its present form it dates from the fourteenth century, and is influenced by the Renaissance's architecture coming from Floremce; that is, from the city which ruled the valley at the time.
The most striking feature of the Palace (now serving as Town Hall) is the number of over ninety coats of arms - carved in stone or molded in ceramic - recalling as many "Captains", ie the officials who ruled the valley on behalf of Florence. Cutigliano so was a little capital, and this building reminds us of the condition of the once village (along with the maze of old houses and narrow streets that features the surrounding historic core).
In front of the building is also notable a "loggia", also once set to public functions. The setting is completed by a fountain, which apparently in past times was the only source of drinking water for the whole town.
Written January 9, 2015
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gabrielori
Myrtle Beach, SC56 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
Its filled with historical meanings that it would take a year to tell???Cutigliano is very Mideivil and it has a Lifdt to go up to Lago Scafaiolo and in the winter they Ski here!!
Written April 3, 2015
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