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Royal Castle
Foto Moncalieri: Royal Castle
View of the Moncalieri Royal Castle, residence of Victor Amadeus II. Built in the fourteenth century and restored several times. It includes four pavilions connected by long galleries ending with four angular towers. Today part of the castle lodges the Carabinieri "Piemonte" squad.
Duch Palace (Town Hall)
Foto Moncalieri: Duch Palace (Town Hall)
In the old "Piazza Maggiore", Big Square, presently called King Vittorio Emanuele Square, you can see the Duch Palace that was built in the sixteenth-century, for a famous local banker called Duch; nowadays it is the city hall seat. It was restored several times. In the picture you can see the stone built facade with narrow arches forming a chiaroscuro pattern and a fountain adorned with the presence of a statue representing Saturn.
Navina Arch
Foto Moncalieri: Navina Arch
One of Moncalieri's symbol: the Navina Arch, so called because set near the old commercial town harbor, in the past had the purpose to defend the entrance to the town and it is the only one surviving of the three medieval arches. The door, which leads to the city centre, has a bronze bas relief describing the "Moncalieri Proclamation", a peace treatise which followed some struggles related to the Italian Unification.
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