Palazzetto del Capitano and Palazzo Comunale

Both in Castell’Azzara‘s Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, these two buildings were both finished in the 19th century.

Palazzetto del Capitano (above) was built in a neo-Gothic style with two powerful arches on its front porch, while Palazzo Communale was built in a neo-Renaissance style.

The pride and joy of Castell’Azzara, these palazzi are impressively big and have a military-esque feel about them. They used to be meeting places for the town’s police force and politicans, and remain government buildings.

You can’t explore them, but they are nice to look at and admire, especially if you have a thing for the military history of Italy!

photo: Matteo Vinattieri via Wikipedia.