(b. ca. 1300, Gubbio, d. 1383, Gubbio)


Matteo di Giovanello, called Gattapone, Italian architect, native of Gubbio. He built a number of important fortress-palaces, such as the Collegio di Spagna in Bologna, the fortress in Spoleto, and the citadel at Porte Sole in Perugia. Gattapone and Angelo da Orvieto played major roles in the completion of the Palazzo dei Consoli in Gubbio (1332-37), which with its characteristic battlements and bell tower is not unlike the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The Palazzo dei Consoli is generally considered one of the finest medieval public palaces in Italy.