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Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo: View of facade and side with external staircase and balcony
Bell tower is visible to the right.
The Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, where council meetings were held, is one of the best surviving examples of late medieval civic architecture in Italy. This essentially Romanesque building dates from the 1280s; it has a ground-floor loggia, originally open, with a great meeting hall above and a grand external staircase and balcony.