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Palaces, Monuments and Works

From Piazza San Rufo, walking towards the Via Roma, a few meters away you can visit Palazzo Vecchiarelli, with its scenic porch. While passing by Via Cerroni, is located opposite the famous Theatre Flavio ​​Vespasiano, unsurpassed for the quality of acoustics, decorated with paintings on the walls of the vestibule of Calcagnadoro Ballester on the ceiling and the painting of Rolland occupies the entire dome. Continuing along Via Garibaldi two successive major buildings: Palazzo Cappelletti and Palazzo Vincenti Mareri. Arriving in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, the highest point of the city, we find the Town Hall, Palazzo Dosi and Palazzo Blasetti, which in its courtyard is a bronze statue of the patron saint of the city, Santa Barbara. On the second floor of Town Hall is the Museum, which houses works of great artistic and archaeological value. The Urna Cineraria, belongs to prehistoric times, was found in Rieti’s country. Among the paintings, are reported the Madonna and Child with Saints by Luca Tommè, an artist from Siena, tempera on panel, the Crucifixion and Saints by Pietro Zannino and the works of one of the most important figures of Roman painting of the '400, Antoniazzo Romano and his school. Among the sculptures should be mentioned a Pity and a Hebe fifteenth clay, plaster and gilded bronze, the work of Antonio Canova. At the center of the square is the Fountain of the Dolphins, a marble group dates from the first half of the 800. Adjacent to the Piazza del Comune, is Piazza Cesare Battisti, overlooked by the Cathedral and the Palace of Government. In the adjacent gardens you can admire the famous Loggia del Vignola, which offers a wonderful view of the area south of the city. Also worth a visit to the Palace of the Seminar, which was the seat of the diocesan seminary seconds after the Council of Trent, which opened in 1564 and later restored by Vignola.