Thursday, July 16, 2009

Palazzo Nesta

Palazzo Nesta was originally built in 1560 by the Nesta family of noblemen. It maintains traces of its late-Renaissance style facade. The walls of the facade are a bugnato, which was a popular style at the time. Bugnato means that the stones are not flat, but raised, in this case in the form of a pyramid, as can be seen in the bottom right corner of the photo. This building is located on Via Morte in the old town.

For more information about the Nesta family and their palazzo, click here (the info. is in Italian).

8 comments:

Hilda said...

Beautiful stonework! The pyramidal stones are fascinating, and so's the Madonna amongst the rough-hewn stones.

Saretta said...

Tomorrow's photo will be a closeup of the Madonna!

Jacob said...

Lovely shot and thanks for the commentary and I learned several new things!

Why the Madonna?

marley said...

Very fine architecture.

Vogon Poet said...

Great image of a wonderful building, will be back for the Madonna...

Historelli said...

I know i've said this before... but i really really....really enjoy all the historical tidbits from Molfetta!

Keep them coming!

-Mauro

Babooshka said...

Just proves we knew better then about building long lasting beautiful structures then now.

B SQUARED said...

You got the angle perfect in this shot.