Public Palace

In the 13th century the city states transformed the idea of a town or city hall into a Public Palace (Palazzo Pubblico) and in city states such as Bologna, Ferrara, Florence, Gubbio, Padua, Pisa, San Sepolcro, Siena, Venice, Vigevano, these buildings became some of the most important examples of late mediaeval and Renassance architecture. The name varied. In Padua it was called Palazzo della Ragione; in San Gimignano, Palazzo Communale, in Venice, Palazzo Ducale. In the North town halls were also important. In Munich there was an Antiquarium. Siena Palazzo Pubblico Florence Palazzo Pubblcio Padua Palazzo della Ragione San Gimignano Palazzo Communale Venice Palazzo Ducale Munich Antiquarium