Palazzo dei Vicari
The palace was built in 1306 and then it was modified and enlarged, since the town became a Vicariate, but the impressive original structure has been mantained. The tower-bell soars on the right side of the palace, it is attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio. On the facade are visible a great number of coats of arms placed by the vicars at the end of their commissions.
Inside there are ornaments and frescoes of the Reinassance, furthermore it has been recently inaugurated the Museum of cutting knives. It is possible to follow guided tours to the palace halls, not usually open to the public, to the communication trenches leading to the facade merlons and to a part of the works conserved in the archieves. The price is 5 Euro for person for a maximum of ten people for a group.
So, it is essential to reserve the tour by:
Municipal Tourist Board Association Scarperia
Phone 055-8468165 from Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30 to 12.30