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It was built on Commission of the Duchess Margaret of Austria on the basis of a design by the architect Giacomo Della Porta. The first stone was laid on 12th March 1584 but the work was interrupted in 1586, after the death of the Duchess. In the 17th and 18th centuries the Palace was the residence of the Abruzzo Superintendent to the possessions of the Farneses and in 1782 a landslide caused the collapse of the Eastern escarpment. After being privately owned, in the 1960s it was sold to the town of Ortona and two consecutive structural and conservative restoration interventions have brought it to the present condition. Today,  it houses exhibitions of contemporary art and Cascella’s gallery, which contains works by Basilio Tommaso and Michele Cascella.

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  • Street: Piazza della Repubblica
  • Postcode: 66026
  • State: Abruzzo
  • Province: Chieti
  • City: Ortona
  • Country: Italy


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