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Piazza Pianciani - Spoleto
The delightful little square, built in the second half of the eighteenth century when Giovambattista Pianciani, who had built the current building, in order to highlight the magnificence, struck some of his buildings that were on the road in front of the palace; is dedicated to one of his descendants, the illustrious patriot spoletino Pianciani Count Louis (1810-1890).
Descendant of one of the oldest families in Spoleto, his illustrious ancestor was Peter Pianciani, warrior and politician, Guelph, that between 1327 and 1347 for two decades wielded power in Spoleto Spoleto gonfaloniere was elected in January 1848, he left the charge after a few months to go to fight the first war of independence. Constituent deputy to the Roman Republic in 1849, then fled in Civitavecchia and finally to Paris, then London, then in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
It was a provincial councilor, first mayor of Rome after it became the capital of Italy, was vice president of the Italian Chamber, Colonel of Garibaldi, a writer of historical works and economic.
The square dedicated to him, bordered by the family palace and the seat of the Banca Popolare di Spoleto, ended with a grass hill, which also allowed the carts to get on Via Fontesecca, then replaced by the spectacular double staircase with balustrade, designed by 'architect Ugo Tarceva, made in 1923.

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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18851 W: 130 N: 39815] (212899)
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