Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca

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  • The Ducal Palace was built by Petracone V Caracciolo in 1668, on the site of an ancient medieval castle built in 1388, by Raimondo del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto, count of Lecce and Martina. The project of the building was constructed by the architect Giovanni Andrea Carducci and endorsed by Gianlorenzo Bernini. The Doge's Palace is today the seat of the municipality of Martina Franca and the municipal library. Inside there are richly decorated with frescoes of the painter Domenico Antonio Carella you can visit. Of considerable importance, the Myth, the Bible and the Arcadia completely frescoed. The Ducal Palace also houses the Museum of Pianelle wood.
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  • Being inside of its rooms the exhibition on Picasso the entrance ticket price was a bit high, but you can admire the frescoes that adorn the various rooms we have rewarded this small sacrifice.
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  • Doge's Palace-the work of Giovanni Andrea Carducci from Bergamo. Construction was started in the year 1668 Petrakone V Caracciolo, who chose this place for their residence. The building not only highly showed the role of the family in the political, economic and artistic life, it became a symbol of feudalism. The structure adds various architectural features typical of Renaissance art, combined with Baroque decorative elements made by qualified local sculptors that were considered (typical of Salento). Today there are located the offices of the commune.
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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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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