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Cagliari – Quartiere Castello – Palazzo Viceregio

Posted in Cagliari, Castello, Italy, Sardinia with tags , on March 10, 2016 by gannet39

Next to the cathedral in Piazza Palazzo is the Palazzo Viceregio or Viceregal Palace www.sardegnacultura.it.

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Entrance is free and it’s not very big so it’s worth a look quick look around.

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Built in the early 14th century by the Pisans, it was the residence of the representative of the king during the Aragonese and Savoy occupations.

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It has undergone various refits over time and is now the seat of the prefecture of Cagliari.

Between 1799 and 1815 it was occupied by the Italian royal family who had been forced into exile by Napoleon.

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The most impressive room is the council room which was remodelled between 1893 and 1896 with new frescoes and stucco work.

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