Palazzo Gottifredo Alatri

The Palazzo di Gottifredo is a historical building in Alatri in the province of Frosinone. It was built in the 13th century and constitutes an excellent example of medieval architecture.

Palazzo Gottifredo Alatri

Palazzo Gottifredo Alatri
Palazzo Gottifredo

The Palazzo Gottifredo was built as a residence of Cardinal Gottifredo Raynaldi, feudal lord and diplomat in the Pope’s service.

The palazzo lis wedged between the Via di San Francesco, the Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the Corso Cavour. It really consists of 3 parts, built in different periods, i.e. the house with a tower, the central part and another tower at the back of the building.

The main entrance to the tower is along the Corso Vittorio Emanuele and is characterized by a, typically Gothic, ogival arch. A second gate leads to the central part of the building.

The older one of the two towers presently houses the Museo Civico.

The building material was found locally and consists of big stone blocks at the bottom and smaller ones higher up.

It was clearly the main defensive fortress of the town, with its dominant position right in the center.

Palazzo Gottifredo, Alatri

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