The building dates back to the middle of 12th century and has been redecorated in 1934, after many damages it suffered because of an earthquake of 1919. The Praetorian Palace, nowadays known as the "Palazzo de' Podestà", is the town library.
The building was built to host the city government and, as a matter of fact, the arms placed on the front are testifying the passage in 1290 under the control of the city of Florence as well as other mayor in the centuries that followed.
The restoration of the paintings was assigned to Dino Chini (cousin of Galileo Chini).
In addition to the coats of arms that decorate the facade of the Palace, in the rooms of the palace it is possible to marvel at several frescoes, among which the fresco of "The Virgin and the Child with St. John the Baptist and St. Lawrence" of 1547.
Information and Opening Hours
Opening hours - winter: open from Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 19:00
Opening hours - summer: open from Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 13:30, Thursday is also open in the afternoon from 16:00 to 19:00.
Address: Piazza Garibaldi, 10 Borgo San Lorenzo
Phone: 055 8457197