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Casa del Mercante

1455

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Inscriptions that show the date of construction and the name of the owner can be found on the architraves of the portico with four columns, topped by beautiful floral capitals. Those capitals also display the family coats of arms, with the Z and the B of Zoan Boniforte quite apparent. But the beauty of this house is surely the curious harmony between a façade decorated with soft terracotta that combines Venetian and Tuscan motifs, and the sturdy portico - a symbol of the triumph of the Renaissance. The two rows with three windows on each that open out onto two Gothic arches clearly represent a unique feature of the city's artistic landscape for an almost oriental ethos.

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  • Title: Casa del Mercante
  • Date Created: 1455

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