Hunting for coats of arms! Who will find more?

How many nobles have entered the halls of the Rocca!

By Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

The ceiling - detail (17th century)Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

The rooms and vaults of the castle are dotted with images of coats of arms and heraldic symbology, ...

The entrance vault (15th Century)Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

... which summarize the relations between the Sanvitale and the other noble families of the time...

Hall of the Grotesques the vault (16th Century) by Cesare Cesariano, scuolaRocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

... through matrimonial ties, ...

The coats of arms (19th Century)Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

.. through friendship...

Ogival windows (19th Century)Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

... or hospitality at court.

Flask (17th Century)Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

The coat of arms of the Sanvitale family on a ceramic flask

Column capital in the inside lodge (17th Century)Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

The fireplace in the Weapon Room (16th Century)Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

Coat of arms are on the fireplaces...

Sanvitale plate (17th Century)Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

... on the plates..

Column capital in the inside lodge: detail (17th Century)Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

... on the "capitelli".

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