Thursday, December 5, 2013

Palazzo dell'Aquila Nera

Palazzo dell'Aquila Nera, Black Eagle Palace, scali D'Azeglio, Livorno
This majestic facade on Scali D'Azeglio belongs to the Palazzo dell'Aquila Nera (Black Eagle Palace), one of the most remarkable buildings lining the Fosso Reale. The whole first floor of this palazzo, built in 1856, was occupied by the Grand Hotel Royal de l'Aigle Noir, a renowned luxury venue at the time. On the upper floors, divided into apartments, lived families of wealthy merchants.

See also: Black Eagle - Scali D'Azeglio - Reflected Eagle

10 comments:

Revrunner said...

It's still a very grand building.

Michelle said...

That is quite a building.

Randy said...

What stately looking building.

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely!

Luis Gomez said...

Love this shot! Beautiful building VP.

cieldequimper said...

I didn't know hotels could be lived above! It is a grand building.

Babzy said...

beautiful facade ! :)

Karl Demetz said...

Really a majestic building, well captured too.

Dina said...

I would love to have boats parked outside my residence.

JM said...

Wonderful building and great setting!