Palazzo Baronale De Conciliis

Palazzo Baronale De Conciliis, Torchiara: Address, Phone Number, Palazzo Baronale De Conciliis Review: 4/5

Palazzo Baronale De Conciliis

Palazzo Baronale De Conciliis
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Brun066
By Brun066
Those who visit Torchiara and find the palace open should not neglect this sight.
Aug 2020
Northern Cilento region - to which Torchiara belongs - has been dominated since the 11th century by the "Barony of Cilento", which had its center in the nearby Rocca Cilento (today hamlet of the "Lustra" Municipality). In the mid-sixteenth century it was owned by the Sanseverino princes. However, the Sanseverinos, having supported Kingdom of France during the wars of Italy, were expropriated by the Viceroyalty of Spain (ruling Southern Italy at that time) in 1552. The great fiefdom was thus fragmented, almost every settlement of any importance had its different feudal lord; in particular at the end of the sixteenth century Torchiara and its surroundings are acquired as a fiefdom by the De Conciliis family, coming from the Avellino province. This palace (built in the 16th century) also belongs to the family, with the whole Torchiara fiefdom. Between 1806 and 1808, the Napoleonic Kingdom of Naples issued decrees for the abolition of feudalism; but the former feudal lords kept the goods they privately owned; so the De Conciliis remain owners of the building. This situation lasted until 1980, when the last descendant of the family donated the building to the Municipality of Torchiara, under the condition that it had to be restored and used for cultural events. Today it's therefore possible to access the Palace (well restored) when these cultural events take place; and in fact on one of these occasions I visited it (I don't know if this is possible on other occasions, that is, if the building is normally visible to the public). The palace - which still partly retains its aspect of a stronghold, of a small castle - is a fine example of an early modern stately home, even if the furniture has been lost, and what is present mostly dates back to to the XX century. Overall, who visits Torchiara and finds the building open, should not neglect this sight.

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Brun066
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Those who visit Torchiara and find the palace open should not neglect this sight.
Aug 2020
Northern Cilento region - to which Torchiara belongs - has been dominated since the 11th century by the "Barony of Cilento", which had its center in the nearby Rocca Cilento (today hamlet of the "Lustra" Municipality). In the mid-sixteenth century it was owned by the Sanseverino princes. However, the Sanseverinos, having supported Kingdom of France during the wars of Italy, were expropriated by the Viceroyalty of Spain (ruling Southern Italy at that time) in 1552. The great fiefdom was thus fragmented, almost every settlement of any importance had its different feudal lord; in particular at the end of the sixteenth century Torchiara and its surroundings are acquired as a fiefdom by the De Conciliis family, coming from the Avellino province.
This palace (built in the 16th century) also belongs to the family, with the whole Torchiara fiefdom.
Between 1806 and 1808, the Napoleonic Kingdom of Naples issued decrees for the abolition of feudalism; but the former feudal lords kept the goods they privately owned; so the De Conciliis remain owners of the building.
This situation lasted until 1980, when the last descendant of the family donated the building to the Municipality of Torchiara, under the condition that it had to be restored and used for cultural events.
Today it's therefore possible to access the Palace (well restored) when these cultural events take place; and in fact on one of these occasions I visited it (I don't know if this is possible on other occasions, that is, if the building is normally visible to the public).
The palace - which still partly retains its aspect of a stronghold, of a small castle - is a fine example of an early modern stately home, even if the furniture has been lost, and what is present mostly dates back to to the XX century.
Overall, who visits Torchiara and finds the building open, should not neglect this sight.
Written 3 September 2020
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