The Palazzos in Corso Roma
A beautiful palazzo midway down Corso Roma, near Piazza Garibaldi. One of the buildings that has made it through the various events of the town’s history, unlike the nearby Palazzo Cisternini, of which only four finely sculpted pillars remain, after the building was destroyed by the Cossacks in 1799.
Palazzo Monaco dates back to the 16th century and features a beautifully frescoed façade with Gothic windows. Its fine décors bear witness to the taste of the person who commissioned this jewel. On the western side, you can notice a Lion of St Mark made by the local School of Mosaic Art. You can catch a glimpse of the building’s splendid frescoes from both the gate towers.
Opposite the building, where the second row of city walls once stood, is the 18th-century Palazzo Marsoni-Asquini, which now houses the Bank of Friuli, but was once the town hall.