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149-153 Via XXIV Maggio

Monte di Pietà Palace


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LOCATION: Via XXIV Maggio DATING: XVIII SEC. DESCRIPTION: The structure was built by the will of the San Basilio degli Azzurri Archconfraternity in order to relieve the needy classes from the burden of usury that was then widespread. Designed by the architect Masuccio on the area of ​​the ancient oratory of San Basilio, the monumental complex was seriously damaged by the earthquake; today all that remains is the facade with the entrance portal, surmounted by a large balcony in Baroque style, and the staircase that leads from the inside to the sacrato of what was once the church of S. Maria della Pietà, also dating to the sixteenth century. and of which only the facade remains. In the middle of the steps a marble fountain was inserted with the statue of the Abbodanza, the work of Ignazio Buceti. The building was renovated in 1979 and is currently owned by the Arcicofraternita degli Azzurri, it is often used to host cultural events. Property included in the list of restricted architectural heritage (DM 364/09 of 28/09/1918) SOURCES: Reworking from various sources by the Helios Study Center

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