The square

This large space, named in memory of Giacomo Matteotti, seems almost disproportionate to represent a town of only 1100 inhabitants. It is part of the urbanization project wanted by Giulio Cesare Gonzaga in the 16th century. Thanks to the architect Giulio Brunelli, the square assumes its current majestic appearance, with the construction of a long series of arcades that frame the large vault placed in the center. On the left side is the Praetorian Palace, now the seat of the municipality. On the opposite side is the Palazzo della Guardia, now the renowned restaurant “La Crepa”. The dimensions of the square follow those of the square that once faced a fortified military settlement of Roman foundation. It had been conceived as a maneuvering area to counter any enemy incursions.

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