SANGALLO, Antonio da, the Elder
(b. ca. 1455, Firenze, d. 1534, Firenze)

Palazzo Contucci: Exterior

1518
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Montepulciano

This picturesque palace is situated to the right of the cathedral in Montepulciano. Its construction began in 1518 under the direction of Antonio da Sangallo and continued until after his death in 1534.

Apart from the 17th and 18th-century windows of the top floor, we find in this palace niched windows arranged on the piano nobile of a façade that is gently provincial in appearance and encased by quoins that clearly rise out of the ashlar blocks.