Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca

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  • Palazzo Ducale as well as representing the symbol of power of the Duchy of the Caracciolo of the city is above all a metaphor for the city's cultural and artistic turning point, which passes from medieval art to arrive at the Baroque one. Was raised from Petracone v. Caracciolo in 1668 on the site where once stood the ancient medieval castle built in 1388 by Raimondo del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto, count of Lecce and Martina.
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  • Passing through this charming and industrious town of Valle d'Itria, I had the pleasure of visiting this fine example of Baroque architecture dated 1668, with a very wide entrance, between two majestic columns and topped with military decorations and against malignant effects. Inside more or less three hundred rooms with chapels, stables, and even a Court Theatre. Externally hits the long balcony with wrought iron balustrade. Frescoes everywhere. To visit the main floor.
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  • If you are in the area I recommend you visit it you will be surely amazed by fully painted ... Seeing is believing ....
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  • Why wouldn't I love it, an amazing place , beautiful views and weather
  • Very impressive palace. Entrance is free. Highly recommended for those who love wall paintings.
  • Oh dear! The temporary exhibition of rather dreadful paintings did not inspire, at all. The presence of an attendant, breathing down our necks, didn't help the appreciation. The 'state rooms' are lavishly painted with, what are claimed to be 18th century paintings - nothing could be further from the truth! Whatever dates have been scrawled on them, they are most certainly not - they may have been painted by a blind, primary-school child (no offence intended) but they are not highly professional and, judging by the pigments and style, they may, may, be 19th century at the earliest. Walking through the rooms, one has the feeling of a great and important place, and a cursory glance at the walls 'tips a hat' to that, but no more than that. However, there is one room which does have really authentic 18th century wall painting - it's on the right, just half way through the exhibition rooms - dash in and see something quite special.
  • Very disappointing, half of the tour is filled with absolute rubbish abstract paintings or whatever they are with not even a signature so you don't even know who's that from. The better part maybe is for the paintings on the walls but even there most of them are badly remade and the ages are incorrected. Very naive paintings. Not something really that great....Not recommended
  • Very nice historic monument to visit. recommended. free admission.
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