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Palazzo Fiumi e Fossi (o Dei Consoli del Mare)

Where Lungarno Galileo Galilei, 20, Pisa

Fiumi & Fossi Palace (or Palace of the Consuls of the Sea) in Pisa, named by the Consortium living there since 1889, boasts legendary origins and surprises of historical and artistic interest. The building overlooks the Lungarno Galilei, set back from the rest of the buildings, and surrounded by a striking iron railing with gate. It is said that the land that houses the garden arise once, the Palaces of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, who after his conviction for treason were leveled and the ground, sprinkled with salt so that there arise no more building. Inside the Palace they are preserved majestic frescoes of the sixteenth and seventeenth century, attributed to Ghirlanda, Marucelli and Poccetti. On the ground floor is the "Hall of the Nymphs", with a large mythological vault frescoed, whose design seems attributed to Michelangelo. On the first floor, the grand Salon, with frescoes on the myth of Diana and Actaeon, Cupid and Psyche, the Labors of Hercules and other gods. Palace welcomes visitors only during exhibitions or special occasions, such as the "FAI Days of Spring".

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