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Palazzo dell'Università


Published on:  2019-01-10 10:27:20


Built in 1761, the Palace of the University of Martina Franca is located in Piazza Plebiscito, on the left side of the church next to the Civic Tower built in 1734. The name of the structure derives from the term University which, in southern Italy, indicated the town hall or of the local parliament and it was universal because it aspired to collect the requests of all classes. This form of administration dates back to the Aragonese organization that gave the statutes to Martina Franca in 1478. However, the class of landowners emerged, who grew rich and gradually took over the city government. In 1872 the raising of the building allowed to host a small prison and the registry offices.

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