Palazzo Pretorio, located on one side of via dei Pileati and filling the whole area from via degli Albergotti to via dell'Orto, is the result of the 14th/15th century fusion of buildings that belonged to the noble familes of the Albergotti, the Sassoli and the Lodomeri.
On the inside there is still one tower; a second one was knocked down during one of the contless renovation that the building underwent during the seven centuries of its history.
It was the seat of the Capitano del Popolo from 1290 onwards and housed numerous local governments. The facade bears witness to this with its rich collection of coats of arms of the Podestà, Capitani and Florentine Commissari who succeded each other in governing the town between the 14th and 18th centuries.
From the 15th century, part of the building was used as a prision; a restoration carried out in the first half of the 20th century, after the prison had benn dismntled, restored the building to the monumental appearance that it had acquired in the 16th century.
The palace contains some interesting rooms, like the atrium, the former chapel and the reception room of the Commissario and also houses the "Città di Arezzo" library, to which have been added public and private collections of boocks.
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