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Palazzo del Monte di Pietà - Palace of the Pawnshop

Via Indipendenza, 11 - 40121 Bologna (BO)

Reference maps: D-3

Date of last update: 09/05/2016, 17:32

At first, the XV century building used to house  the canons of the nearby Cattedrale di San Pietro. In the XVI century, the pawnshop of St. Peter was there established (the Pawnshop was a non-profit financial institution loaning limited amounts of money in exchange for pledges). In the XVII century, the palace was restored by the Roman architect Marco Antonio Bianchini in cooperation  with Alfonso Torreggiani . On the front door, there is a full-relief clay sculpture representing a  Pietà su Cristo Morto (Lamentation over the Dead Christ)  ascribed to Gabriele Fiorini.

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