Palazzo Bonacquisti
Palazzo Bonacquisti
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Bonacquisti Palace is an important historical building that belonges to Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia. Now it houses the exhibition Holy Year.The Jubilees in Church History from Pope Leo XIII to Pope Francis, organized by Fondazione Cariperugia Arte under the patronage of the City of Assisi. The exhibition shows pictures, videos, medals, devotional gadgets, magazines and fine art books.
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom8,241 contributions
May 2022
This is one of several historic buildings in Piazza del Comune. It is not a particularly striking or palatial looking building and is probably the least likely building here to catch your eye.
The 16th century Renaissance palace overlooks the Piazza Del Comune, one of the main squares in Assisi and stands directly opposite the ancient Roman Temple of Minerva.
It was built on the area of the Roman forum. Out the front, there are a whole series of odd white markings on the piazza paving. They look like some sort of strange handball courts but in fact they are show where the edge of the forum was and where the the steps up to the temple stood.
The palazzo originally belonged to the noble Bonacquisti family, who were lords of Panzo. Those with keen eyes, can spot the name of Galeazzo Filippo Pomponio Bonacquisti, engraved on the architrave of the portal. I missed it so I don’t think it's very obvious.
Although you can’t visit the interior of palazzo as such, there is a beautiful bookshop and high-end stationer’s on the ground floor.
Libreria Marco Zubboli has run by the Zubboli family from this same shop since 1870 (it’s worth noting that the date on the facade relates to the shop not the age of the palazzo).
We spent some time browsing here. If you love stationery and cards, then it is like being the proverbial kid in a sweetshop. You will find handmade stationery and cards and monogrammed paper and envelopes. The beautiful notebooks with locally made leather jackets and marbled covers make you want to start keeping a journal and make lovely souvenirs or gifts. There are also maps and books in English and Italian.
Written December 16, 2022
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,961 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
The Count of Panzo, Filippo Bonacquisti, constructed this palace in the 16th century. While constructing the palace a large portion of a marble Roman goddess statue, presumably Minerva from the temple across the square, was found and placed in the palace. It was transferred to the Museo e Foro Romano in the late 20th century. It is currently used as an exhibition hall. The Zubboli bookstore has been located here since 1870.
Written May 27, 2019
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