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Casa Pigafetta

1 review of Casa Pigafetta

Chiara Signorini

A beautiful building

This beautiful, Gothic style building is famous for being the home of Antonio Pigafetta of Vicenza (1492-1531), who accompanied the navigator Ferdinand Magellan on his famous voyage, when the Earth was circumnavigated for the first time. The palace was built by Stefano da Ravenna around 1440, and at the end of the century, Matthew Pigafetta added the wooden Renaissance door. It's a beautiful building, with rich decorations in Nanto or Vicenza stone. On the lower part of the facade, the motto "n'est sans Espine roses" is carved, meaning "there is no rose without a thorn", a tribute to the family coat of arms of Pigafetta.

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