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Palazzo Huigens description and photos - Italy: Livorno. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Palazzo Huigens.
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Palazzo Hugens is an aristocratic residence in Livorno, located in the heart of the Venice Nuova quarter. At the end of the 17th century, part of the Fortezza Nuova fortress was demolished to make way to construct residential buildings in the thriving Venezia Nuova quarter. Via Borra became the main thoroughfare of the new quarter, and along with it, numerous private estates of wealthy Levornian families were erected. It was then that the construction of a huge palace for Antonio Hugens began in the Palazzo Delle Colonne di Marmo vicinity. The palazzo was completed by 1705, and a little later, an upper floor was added to it. In 1706, the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo III Medici stayed here, and in 1709, the Danish king Federico IV visited Maria Maddalena Trenta in Livorno. In the future, the palace changed owners several times and, having survived the difficult years of the Second World War, restored in 1974-78.
Palazzo Hugens is a four-story rectangular building. Behind, along the defensive moat of Fosso Reale, is the entrance to the warehouses, while the palace's facade overlooks Via Borra. The facade is notable for a series of window openings with elegant cornices. The main entrance was crowned with a balcony. After passing through it, you can enter the courtyard, which overlooks covered galleries decorated with stucco. We also recommend reading Church of St. Sofia description and photos - Bulgaria: Sofia
Along the defensive moat of Fosso Reale, the entrance to the warehouses is located, and the facade of the palace overlooks Via Borra. The facade is notable for a series of window openings with elegant cornices. The main entrance is crowned with a balcony. Passing through it, you can get into the courtyard, which overlooks covered galleries decorated with stucco.
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