A Typical Ancient Italian Hall D.18.11.05

4 Nov

An interesting look at ancient architecture is a typical town hall from a contemporary Italian city.
The Town Hall at Siena was built like a fortress, it’s like a castle. It has crenellations on the top of the walls. It’s obviously a building that was meant to be defended.
The ground floor was not at all welcoming. It was made of rusticated stone, very rough. In part, this is because Siena was a relatively small city state and it would get invaded.
The defenses of the town hall would serve to defend the governing group against the citizens just as well as it could to defend them against invaders.
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