Monday, May 5, 2014

Palazzo Santa Elisabetta

Palazzo Santa Elisabetta, piazza Attias, Livorno
The Palazzo Santa Elisabetta was built between 1858 and 1860 opposite Villa Attias. Today it is practically the only notable building of the period in Piazza Attias. Adriana Poli di Montaperto, known as duchess of Santa Elisabetta, bought it 1874 and organized there one of the most important literary salons of Livorno.
Palazzo Santa Elisabetta, piazza Attias, Livorno
On her death she left the building in equal parts to the diocese and the municipality, with a provision that its revenues were to be used to fund scholarships.

See also: Piazza Attias

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

It is a gorgeous building VP.

Revrunner said...

And I hope the intent of her will was honored and that there were many beneficiaries.

William Kendall said...

I like the style. It's a beautiful building.

Randy said...

Another beautiful piece of architecture.

Jack said...

It is a handsome building, beautifully photographed.

cieldequimper said...

She shouldn't have died...

Antonio Torres Márquez said...

Estupendas las fotos que nos has dejado.

Saludos.

Arianna said...

Veramente bello! Ciao, Arianna

Dina said...

A good building and a good woman.

Karl Demetz said...

It is a gorgeous palazzo!

Halcyon said...

A very nice looking building!

José Mendonça said...

Great building! I really like it.

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a fine building, I like how you cropped the photo.