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sotto i portici di Palazzo Gotico

Palazzo Gotico, il simbolo della città emiliana, sorse nel 1281 per volere di Alberto Scotti come sede del Comune, sull’area dove sorgevano il convento di San Bartolomeo e la chiesa di Santa Maria de Bigulis.

Le cronache ricordano il nome dei quattro capimastri che diressero i lavori: Pietro da Borghetto, Gerardo Campanario, Pietro da Cagnano e Negro dei Neri. L’edificio è detto "gotico" per la forma ogivale degli archi ed è ritenuto uno dei più significativi esempi di palazzo comunale o arengo. Nel XVII secolo da arengo divenne teatro e vi fu collocata una campana di bronzo, che ancora oggi viene utilizzata in occasioni speciali.

Il palazzo subì diversi rimaneggiamenti tra il XVI e il XVII secolo, come si deduce da vecchie fotografie. Verso la metà del XIX e gli inizi del XX secolo alcuni interventi liberarono il palazzo dalle sovrastrutture e dalle modifiche che avevano guastato la sua conformazione originaria.

Attualmente la sala del primo piano è adibita a sede di mostre ed esposizioni.

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Copyright: Andrea Biffi
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